Category Archives: reader's advisory

SLJ’s Day of Dialog, 2017

Photos & tweets from Day of Dialog, with a few comments and observations in between. Moderated my very first panel of picture book creators – -What an amazing day!   //storify.com/bkmuse7/dayofdialog2017/embed?header=false[View the story “SLJ Day of Dialog 2017” on Storify]

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Spring Trends, 2016

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to two classes of education students at Otterbein University about most anticipated new books and trends in publishing for grades 4-6 and teens. It was a challenging and fun way to review the … Continue reading

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(via 15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For Book Lovers) Princess Bride for the win!

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Deathly Hallows Bookmarks: Anticipating Book 7

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Do you remember these? Scholastic issued a series of 7 bookmarks leading up to the release of the last Harry Potter book in 2007. Here’s #1. The verso (first pic) is the same on all 7. I’m rereading Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Intellectual Freedom on the Street

This  past weekend I took my three boys for haircuts. We were out running errands on a Saturday afternoon so we stopped at a nearby chain salon. One of the boys was reading a book when he was called, which … Continue reading

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There’s still plenty of time for Summer Reading

Here are a collection of ideas and ways to promote summer reading with your children. 1. Visit the public library. Some Summer Reading Programs may be winding down, but others continue through the end of July or August. You can … Continue reading

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More good things . . .

This is an update on my last post (Too Much of a Good Thing?), when I was frantically searching for follow-ups to the Bone series for my seven and a half year old.  Of course there cannot be too much … Continue reading

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Books make the best gifts!

As a librarian, reader, and book lover, books are among my favorite gifts. I truly believe there is a book for every reader, even if it may be difficult to find sometimes. To help in your quest to find that … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing?

My seven and a half year old is totally obsessed with the Bone series by Jeff Smith. I mean totally, completely absorbed. He can be so deeply engrossed that even calls of “Fresh chocolate chip cookies, they’re still warm” go … Continue reading

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Some of My Best Friends Are Books

What a great book title! The full title is Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School by Judith Wynn Halsted (Great Potential Press, 2002). This book is an excellent resource for those … Continue reading

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