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Booklists of 2016

The year is winding to a close and many media outlets are picking their ‘Best of 2016’ book lists.  We’ve gathered some of them in one place for easy perusal.   112 more words

Reader's Advisory

Armada by Ernest Cline [Book Review]

Here is another review written as if I wrote it for School Library Journal. Between this and Bones & All I wanted to write a positive review and a more critical review. 310 more words

Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis [Book Review]

Let me preface this post with a little description as to why this review is different. I currently review for School Library Journal and I wanted to practice writing reviews in their style before I submitted my initial application. 297 more words

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!

The Romantics

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