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My ILA16 Dream Team

Next weekend is the International Literacy Association (ILA) 2016 Conference. This week, I am gearing up for it. As a self-declared literacy nerd, these conferences are more  like… 919 more words

Books for a Rising 4th Grade Dog Lover

I’m taking orders for personalized summer reading lists.  My first request was for a rising 4th grade girl who LOVES dogs.  There are 238 chapter books with the subject heading of dogs at my branch alone.   665 more words

Middle Grade Fiction

Three Books that Made Me Ugly Cry This Month

It’s no secret that I like really, really sad books.  Ever since, perhaps, fourth or fifth grade I loved reading books that made me cry as if somehow life’s traumas were best mediated in the pages of a book.  807 more words

Children's Literature

#SOL16: March Challenge Day 2 - Since Last March

How embarrassing!  I lost my post and it was NOT one that I had composed and saved anywhere but in wordpress.  Hmmm. . . thoughts for future work. 173 more words


Celebrating One School One Book

We’re celebrating with Ruth Ayres and many others this weekend as part of Celebration Saturday. Check out all of the celebration posts on her blog… 220 more words

Meet Shelter Pet Squad's newest addition, Paloma!

The Shelter Pet Squad are a group of kids who volunteer at the local pet shelter, taking care of the animals and helping Ms. Kim and Ms. 520 more words


Beyond Thankful

Since it is the eve of Thanksgiving and there are so many other tasks demanding my attention, my blog this week will be a simple gratitude journal.  587 more words