April 27, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Engage Students in Inquiry Based-Learning with Discovery Education’s STEM Connect

This curriculum-based database pushes elementary and middle school students to think about STEM and problem-solving in new ways.

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Rachel Hawkins on Royal Weddings, #SexyHistory, and More

The YA author shares her fascination with royal weddings and history and what inspired her to write her Royals.

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3 Nonfiction Titles To Inspire | SLJ Spotlight

Three nonfiction titles explore hope, activism, and the global histories of extraordinary women.

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Virginia Duncan On Editing a Newbery Winner

The acclaimed editor talks about working on Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe, her mentors, and more.

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Super Heroes: These Superintendents Champion School Libraries

Visionary school leaders and superintendents are reinventing school libraries, highlighting their key role in student learning and literacy.

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Erin Entrada Kelly Talks Newbery Award and Filipino Storytelling Tradition

The author’s character-building approach in “Across the Universe” takes her readers on an honest, authentic journey.

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34 Can’t-Miss Titles from SLJ’s April 2018 Issue

From stellar sophomore offerings by Kelly Loy Gilbert and Tiffany D. Jackson to the latest collaboration by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, check out SLJ’s April 2018 starred picks.

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Starring Tween Introverts | SLJ Spotlight

These three new middle grade titles shine a light on the quieter kids in class.

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Teen Power | Editorial

It has been thrilling to watch the #NeverAgain movement rise. Adults have a special opportunity to stand up with young people.

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Going Rogue to Teach Code: A school librarian offers strategies for teaching every age group

Once we inspire our students to love coding, how do we transition them from the safety of block-based languages to the kind of coding that solves real-world problems?

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Poetry Tools to Put in Your Pocket: Activities, apps, and online resources for National Poetry Month

19 sites, apps, and more for Poetry Month.

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Don’t Stress About Coding: Focus Shifts To Teaching Problem Solving Not Computer Skills

Educators look at coding in a new context, with computational thinking and basic computer literacy as the goal.

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2 Nonfiction YA Anthologies That Offer Hope & More | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

2 Nonfiction YA Anthologies That Offer Hope & More

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‘Read Woke’ School Reading Challenge Makes an Impact

A school librarian’s reading initiative highlights social justice.

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Middle Grade: Two Takes on Sports Fiction & Magical Realism | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

A young baseball player loses his lucky charm but gains an important lesson; Smibert’s magical middle grade exploration of WW II–era Appalachia.

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YA Sequels from Lauren James, Matthew Laurence, Peadar O’Guilin, & More | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

An emotional love story centers a protagonist with an uncommon allergy; the Carnival Fantastic traps a teenager in a curse; Mulan takes an action-packed trip to the underworld.

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Graphic Novels: A Futuristic Frontier | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

British agents Modo and Octavia explore the majesty and mystery of Ember’s End in Slade’s latest.

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Picture Books: A Bunny’s “Staycation” and a Big Brother Dinosaur | April 2018 Xpress Reviews

Daniel W. Vandever’s imaginative picture book centers a Navajo student who doesn’t follow the line; two titles expand the “bedtime book” genre; a lyrical meditation on losing a loved one.

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