May 27, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

MākMō Mobile Makerspace Making Impact in Los Angeles

Four customized vans bring makerspace programming and spark education and partnerships in Southern California.

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New Picture Books for Father’s Day, Fourth of July, and More | Summer Holiday Reviews Roundup

This is the latest in our series of quarterly seasonal roundups, this time showcasing new picture books for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July celebrations.

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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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A Dino Guide, a Biblical Who’s Who, and More Reference Titles

New titles from DK shed light on dinosaurs and biblical figures, while a new Guinness World Records volume has a science slant.

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Slime Science

The goopy substance is all the rage—and a great way to explore polymers during library maker activities.

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Bully Principal Missed Opportunity | Scales on Censorship

Parent with Caldecott concerns, a librarian fears “Vincent and Theo” content issues (again), and an administrator who cracks down on students’ rights: Pat Scales sets them straight.

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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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Maker Grows Up: Committing to Sustainable Programs Nationwide

Strategies for adaptability, financing, and assessment are key to the movement’s future.

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41 Fresh Titles | May 2018

New picture books from Cynthia Alonso and Philip C. Stead; a documentary on HBCUs; teen-friendly poetry from Rupi Kaur; a graphic novel guide to they/them pronouns for young folks and adults alike.

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SLJ’s May 2018 Popular Picks

A day in the life of an ice cream truck; Mariko Tamaki’s take on Supergirl; three dinosaur tales on DVD; a heartwarming return to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and much more in our May Popular Picks!

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Good Inventions: Tech Innovations that Help the Community

A school librarian leads student tech projects to design pet prosthetics and traffic safety vests with LED displays.

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Picture Book Police Officers

Not all kids see the police as community stewards, but picture books do.

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Let Teens Lead in Makerspaces

Working successfully with teenage makers can require a hands-off approach that dispenses with structure.

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Hitting the Road with Sheba Karim: The YA Author Talks Islamophobia, Identity, & Family

Sheba Karim discusses her riotously funny novel Mariam Sharma Hits the Road and what it’s like to write a road trip book from the perspective of a marginalized character.

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MIT Developing Assessments To Quantify Makerspace Educational Value

University’s Teaching Systems Lab is teaming up with MakerEd and two schools to try to quantify what students learn and, in the process, change the mind-set of educators and parents.

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The Latest from Melissa de la Cruz, a “Peter Pan” Retelling, & More | May 2018 YA Xpress Reviews

A spy novel set during the Holocaust, a feminist Peter Pan, and more Alexander Hamilton.

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20 Picture Books About Empowerment, Friendship, & More | May 2018 Xpress Reviews

From furry creatures to quirky tales, these works for the youngest of readers will delight and charm.

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3 Charming Chapter Books for Independent Readers | May 2018 Xpress Reviews

Rambunctious rodents and cute critters rule the day in these series for newly independent readers.

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“Tales of India,” Mars, & Madam C.J. Walker Bio | May 2018 Nonfiction Xpress Reviews

Seven nonfiction titles for young historians, scientists, and entrepreneurs.

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Refugee Stories, Magical Adventures, & More | May 2018 Middle Grade Xpress Reviews

A mix of genre fiction and stirring realistic tales for middle grade readers.

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