April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

50 Years Later: Books for Kids and Teens About Martin Luther King, Jr., Apollo 8, and More

A selection of books that provide a look back at some of the tumultuous and impactful events that occurred 50 years ago, the ramifications of which are still being felt today.

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Gender Identity, Making Veggies Fun, & Other Parenting Titles

A range of parenting titles, from cookbooks to guides to child-rearing “in the age of Trump.”

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Reference Titles on Death, Genealogy, & More

This month’s reference print titles run the gamut, from an encyclopedia on just about everything to a guide to genealogy.

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Five Tips For a Successful Mystery Skype

Put students in control, check time zones, and other suggestions to make the most of Mystery Skypes, in which students try to guess another classroom’s geographical location.

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Cue: A Robot for Middle Schoolers Offers Advanced Coding Capabilities | Tech Review

Roll aside, Dash, Cue is in the house. Wonder Workshop’s new robot, Cue, is a follow-up to the popular Dash and Dot and the company’s first product designed for middle school students.

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10,000 School Librarians and Counting | Editorial

Nationally, the data confirms, the field has been grappling with a precipitous decline in full-time equivalent school librarian positions over the past decade. It’s time to rebuild.

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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.

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School Librarian, Where Art Thou?

The profession is evolving, and there are fewer of us. What has been happening? Here’s what the numbers say.

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A Perfect Storm Impacts School Librarian Numbers

Several circumstances created conditions contributing to U.S. school librarian cuts. Here’s a look at likely issues at three levels—national, state, and local/school district.

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How To Run a Successful Kids Book Club

Start small. Lead by letting go. Read more tips from experts who run book clubs for kids of all ages.

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SLJ’s March 2018 Popular Picks

A new “Charlie and Lola” adventure concerns canines; a middle-grade fantasy series opener that incorporates Hindu mythology; gymnastics champ Aly Raisman’s biography; and a young reader’s edition of Hidden Figures are just a few of this month’s Popular Picks.

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38 Exciting Titles | March 2018

A delightfully unpredictable piggy potluck; Acevedo’s lyrical coming-of-age tale; a parenting book discusses gender identity and allyship for caregivers.

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Parental Demands and Accusations | Scales on Censorship

One mother accuses a librarian of “stunting her daughter’s intellectual growth,” while another says lack of policing child’s book choices gave her son nightmares.

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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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13 YA Titles from Julie Cross, Maria Turtschaninoff, Beth Vrabel, & More | March 2018 Xpress Reviews

A Spanish-language series blends fantasy and history; a Wintersong sequel of otherworldly romance; and a bittersweet coming-of-age-novel feature in this month’s YA Xpress.

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March On!: 23 Titles To Celebrate Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this inspiring array of informational picture books, featuring literary figures, scientists, and pioneers in their given fields, and help shine a light on their impressive accomplishments.

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Must-Read Nonfiction from Tavi Gevinson, Aly Raisman, & Others | March 2018 Xpress Reviews

Must-read nonfiction from Tavi Gevinson, Aly Raisman, & others.

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3 Quirky Middle Grade Titles on Bullying, Pizza Rats, and Beetles | March 2018 Xpress Reviews

Beetle Boy returns to save the day; the “Pizza Rat” meme for middle graders; and a bilingual title about a fourth grader with a heart of gold.

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New Picture Books from Dav Pilkey, Ellie Sandall, & More | March 2018 Xpress Reviews

A “Scaredy Kat” finds some courage; a young dragon dancer celebrates the Lunar New Year; and a black family tackles the tough topic of police brutality with their children in this month’s Xpress.

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Big Fish, Small Budget: Insights from SLJ’s 2017 Spending Survey

School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.

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