April 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Social Readia: At the Intersection of Books and Social Media

The head of a Brooklyn, NY, elementary school library has found the key to getting kids to explore literature: technology.

Q&A: Katherine Applegate Talks about Her Upcoming Novel, “Crenshaw”

Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate chats about her forthcoming novel, about a boy with an imaginary friend named Crenshaw, who is a very large cat.

‘The One and Only Ivan’ Inspires School-Wide Activities

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan launched student projects including an interpretive dance, social activism, and other activities at a California elementary school.

Meet the Latest Newbery Winner: How Katherine Applegate created a modern-day classic

Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate offers a behind-the-scenes look at how she created The One and Only Ivan, a modern-day classic.

ALA Midwinter: SLJ Resources on the Youth Media Award Winners

With the Youth Media Awards having been announced Monday January 28, buzz around the Caldecott-winning This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick), the Newbery-winning The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins), and the Printz-winning In Darkness (Bloomsbury), is higher than ever. School Library Journal has compiled a list of relevant blog posts, reviews, interviews, and articles related to the winners and honor books.