February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Trash Revolution by Erica Fyvie | SLJ Review

Gr 3-6 –Using the contents of an average kid’s backpack as a starting point, the author explores the production, use, and eventual end of products involving water, paper, food, plastic, clothing, metals, and electronics.

MakerSpace: MakeDo Cardboard Construction Kits

  I learned about MakeDo Cardboard Construction Kits while at TLA Annual earlier this year. We bought several kits for our Teen MakerSpace and a fun new station was born. A basic kit comes with a safety saw, a whole punch, several screws, and some hinges. Everything works great except for the safety saw. The […]

Make It!: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

Makers will line up for craft books on 3-D printing, zombie-inspired treats, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Explore Your World: Social Sciences | Series Made Simple

While these social science series tackle a multitude of topics—environmentalism, bullying, healthy habits, economics—they are all threaded with empowering themes: learning about personal responsibility, helping others, and becoming productive members of society.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.