Lesser Known Works by Classic Authors

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I'm always on the hunt for a new classic. And of course what I mean by that is a classic that I've not heard of before (or at least one…

Relaxing Reading with Laid-Back Camp

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We're all stressed right now. I'm stressed, you're stressed, the people behind us in traffic are stressed... So when it comes to reading, I sometimes just really want something uplifting…

Poem in Your Pocket Day: April 29

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year during  National Poetry Month. Poem in Your Pocket Day 2021 is on on Thursday, April 29th. This is a fun day to share…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Introducing the 2021 Newbery Award Winner!

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A few years ago, I started reading all the Newbery award winners, going all the way back to 1922 (once I finish, I plan on going back and reading the…

Let It Snow!

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These books, recommended for kids in grades 3-6, are celebrations of the cold and snow that can be enjoyed while staying warm and snug inside! Snow One Like You by…

Classic Sequels You Might Not Have Heard Of

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We tend to think of the classics as lofty standalone tomes. Sequels are a modern concept to sell more books, we scoff to our friends. The classics are above such…

Reading Challenge 2021

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I'm a big reader. I mean, I read a TON of books each year. And sometimes, to make things more interesting, I like to do reading challenges. These are lists…