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Hey, Smarty Pants!

“GeniusCon,” the brainchild of two educators, encourages kids to connect and solve problems like the geniuses they are. Read about it in this School Library Journal piece.

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LJ/SLJ Tweet Clarification

Earlier this morning I half-jokingly sent this tweet out into the world. It seems like some people agree with me!

Now don’t get me wrong: I think Library Journal does some great things. 425 more words


New review from School Library Journal!

And it uses the word “jaunty” ;)

Don’t forget–you can pre-order the book now! In hardcover, e-book or audio!

Thanks to SLJ for the review!


Chilling Effects of Book Challenges (Banned Book Week Series #5)

As we wrap up our look at assorted Freedom to Read topics, let’s talk about the chilling effect that can happen to collection development in the face of book challenges. 299 more words


EBYR All Over: September 23, 2016

Welcome back to EBYR All Over, a Friday roundup of all the EBYR-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week. 219 more words

Coffee Break

Passion for learning, teaching leads District 36's Todd Burleson to national honor

By Kathy Routliffe • Contact Reporter Pioneer Press

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016, 4:43 PM

Pioneer Press

Here is a link to the actual Tribune Article  After a certain amount of time, it will probably be available only for subscribers, so I’ve re-posted the text and images here for my readers. 708 more words


School Library Journal's School Librarian of the Year: What I've Learned, So Far.

Dear readers,

I remember it like it happened yesterday.  It was June 30th, and I had slept in a bit enjoying one of the first official summer days.   1,457 more words