February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Kid Lit Authors, Illustrators Visit Sandy Hook Elementary School

The children of the Sandy Hook Elementary School were visited by 12 children’s authors and illustrators on Tuesday, the school’s first assembly in its new building following the December 14, 2012 shooting that took the lives of 26 children and staff at the school.

Why Did It Happen? Books to Help Kids Cope with Tragedy

While there are no books that specifically address the events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, there are a few titles that will ease young fears and offer listeners hope. Here you’ll find a few recommendations from School Library Journal’s Book Review staff.