March 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Inspiring Reluctant & Struggling Readers with Sharon Creech’s “Love That Dog”  | In the Classroom

How a classroom teacher used Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog to effectively engage even her most reluctant readers.

Sharon Creech and other Fan-Favorite Authors | JLG’s On the Radar

From Kate DiCamillo to David Lubar, the editors at Junior Library Guild have selected new titles by beloved authors that readers will be hankering for this fall.

Pick of the Day: The Great Unexpected (Audiobook)

“Rich symbolism abounds, and many common threads are woven together” in Sharon Creech’s The Great Unexpected. Read SLJ’s starred review of the audiobook version.

Video: ‘Middle School Snake Charmers’ Hold Forth at SLJ Day of Dialog

The prospect of working with adolescents may inspire fear in some, “but for a small, dedicated group of us, middle school is where it’s at,” said librarian Jennifer Hubert Swan, who gleaned some insight on engaging young readers from panelists Sharon Creech, Eoin Colfer, Rebecca Stead, Joan Bauer, and James Dashner at SLJ’s event held June 4 at the Javits Center in New York.

SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog: Keeping Middle Schoolers Engaged

Middle school students are a “hormonally charged” bunch who are “full of complex contradictions” and just “want a voice,” say authors who participated in SLJ’s 2012 Day of Dialog on June 4 at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.