One (or Five) for the Books

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I love books. I've loved books ever since I was a little kid, even before I could read them. The fact that you can pick up this block of wood-pulp…

Autism Acceptance Month: #OwnVoices

April is Autism Acceptance Month. You may remember my blog post from last year. (If not, that’s a good place to start with general autism reads). This year I want…

More Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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I don't know about you, but as the weather gets warmer, I start thinking about scary stories. Not because summer is a scary time, but because I have more leisure…

Reader, I Married Him: Jane Eyre Retellings

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Jane Eyre is a classic of high school reading lists across the country. I still remember the first time I was captivated by this blend of mystery, Gothic atmosphere, and…

Literary Orphans For Tweens and Teens

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Back in December, I shared a reading challenge that I created for staff (and am now sharing with all of you!) Throughout the year, I’d like to include a list of blog…

Author Spotlight: Karly West

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When my boss told me about a book series where the author retells classic fairytales using a combination of her own handmade clay figures and a wicked sense of humor,…

Chilling Tales for Sleepless Nights

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Who says that you need to wait until October to bust out the horror stories? Not me! Today, I'd like to share with you a list of spooky or ghostly…

Stay Organized with Bullet Journaling

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I met up with my best friend for the first time in....gosh, months. For those of you who have to go without seeing family and friends, I don't have to…

Swashbuckling Adventure Stories

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There's nothing quite like a tale of adventure. Over the past few months, as COVID has forced us all to remain in doors and away from our friends and family,…

YA Book Bracket

March Madness is here and we're pitting some of the most widely read Young Adult fiction novels against each other - and you decide the winners! Starting March 16th, check…

What’s In a Name?

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Back in December, I shared a reading challenge that I created for staff (and am now sharing with all of you!) Throughout the year, I'd like to include a list…

New Non-Fiction for Grades 7-12

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Careers for People Who Love Comics, Animation, and Manga There are many different forms of entertainment, but comics, animation, and-increasingly-manga are among the most popular. Many people dream of working…

Teen Reviews – The Kissing Booth 2 (Film)

Based on the book: Going the Distance by Beth Reekles Synopsis: Elle and Noah are navigating the ups and downs of a long distance relationship. Marco, the handsome new student,…

Fun Games for Card Sharks of All Ages

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I love a good game of cards. It started early, when I would play gin rummy and UNO with my grandparents, and even now, I still enjoy a good game…

Teen Reviews – The Kissing Booth (Film)

Synopsis: Elle Evans and Lee Flynn have been best friends since birth, literally. They have a set of rules to ensure that their friendship always remains strong. Most of the…