June 17, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Animal Sanctuaries to the Rescue! | SLJ Spotlight

Four new titles encourage conservationism and animal research for the elementary set.

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6 Picture Books: Castles in the Sand | SLJ Spotlight

New beachy picture books to welcome the warmer months!

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Catch a Wave with These YA Sports Titles | SLJ Spotlight

Four refreshing new additions to the world of YA sports fiction, with complex female protagonists.

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Flights of Fancy: Magical Realism in YA | SLJ Spotlight

Two new young adult titles that blur the boundaries of realism and fantasy.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Yo, Bro! Hey, Sis! Sibling Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight

Five picture books explore the perilous and the positive when it comes to siblings.

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Two Teen Titles On Gladiators | SLJ Spotlight

Two YA titles that highlight women warriors, including Lesley Livingston’s follow-up to The Valiant.

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Nonfiction Titles That Do Double Duty | SLJ Spotlight

Two nonfiction titles that offer a wealth of curriculum connections.

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7 Snowy Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight

Seven delightful picture books about winter wonderlands.

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To Be Or Not To Be Retold—YA Edition | SLJ Spotlight

4 stellar YA titles that put a fresh, contemporary spin on the classics.

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#Resist: 3 Nonfiction Titles on Social Justice

Introduce kids and teens to activism with titles from Innosanto Nagara and former Earth Guardian leader Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

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Coding for Tweens and Teens | SLJ Spotlight

Two nonfiction titles about coding will keep young minds active during the winter months.

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Middle Grade Standalones and Sequels from Favorite Authors | SLJ Spotlight

These 10 titles from favorite authors will delight readers whether they’re seeking a standalone or series sequel.

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4 Middle Grade Books To Tug the Heartstrings | SLJ Spotlight

Four poignant middle grade titles for analytical and introspective young readers.

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3 “STEM”-ulating Biographies

These recent titles tackle complex STEM topics suitable for any classroom.

Take a Bite Out of Summer Reading with Shark Week–Themed Titles

What could possibly make the end of the school year even better…shark week! Here are a few nonfiction titles straight from SLJ archives sure to please novices and experts alike.

11 YA Thrillers That Would Make Lois Duncan Proud

The queen of the teen thriller died on June 15, and the YA world will never be the same. In remembrance of Lois Duncan, we share recent YA thrillers that share the same suspense, plot twists, and unforgettable characters that Duncan is celebrated for.

“Pride and Prejudice” YA Redux | SLJ Spotlight

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s classic continues to inspire new YA adaptations every year. Give these titles to budding Janeites or teens looking for YA romances with a unique spin.

Sexual Violence in YA Lit | SLJ Spotlight

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Share these recently reviewed YA titles and resources with teen readers.

YA Tales from Down Under | SLJ Spotlight

From a nuanced look at abuse to a fun read about a teen who communicates with ghosts, these latest works set in Australia are sure to wow U.S. teens.

Hiding in Plain Sight | SLJ Spotlight

Whether it’s a story about a game of counting and scouting for hidden friends or looking for cleverly concealed visual clues, these books sharpen children’s observation skills and allow them to succeed vicariously by paying attention, honing sharp-eyed reflexes, and having fun along the way.