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Ani Jasper Speaks for Herself...

An Introduction from Ani Jasper (WARNING: Spoiler Alert-Book One)


I asked one of my characters, Ani Jasper, from The LightBridge Legacy, to introduce herself.

Here is what she said: 557 more words

The LightBridge Legacy Series


If you haven’t read The War That Saved My Life, I highly recommend it. Written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, the book is set in London during World War II and the German invasion. 306 more words


The Goldfinch - book club discussion questions

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ book club kits.

**Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers.** 436 more words

Book Club Discussion Questions

Best Selling Federal Government Books of 2015

The start of a new year is finally upon us! And although it’s an exciting time as we jump start our “New Year” resolutions, it’s also a great time to reflect on accomplishments made during the past year. 922 more words

Government Printing Office (GPO)

2016 ALA YMA's: my reactions

Now that I’ve mostly stopped trembling –  adrenaline rush! – here’s my reactions to some of this morning’s ALA YMA announcements. I’ll focus on the awards / books I know best or should’ve known better. 1,076 more words

New In 2015

2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

What a morning! Up super-early: Betsy Bird‘s Google Hangout at 4am PST, then for the ALA YMA’s at 5am.  Not sleepy in the slightest, this is my favorite day of the year. 682 more words

Picture Books

Mock Award Season: 2016 Mock Caldecott

Ever since working at the children’s department in South Carolina, I selected titles that I hoped would be honored by the various committees…but never shared them outside of conversations with other kidlit fiends & friends.   333 more words

Picture Books