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Do all the things!

This has been my summer so far:

There have been so many big things that seem to be taking over my (mostly professional) life this summer. 919 more words


The question you were afraid to ask: how do I know which books are good?

If you’re my soulmate/long-lost twin/time-traveling clone,* you probably got into youth librarianship because of a deep love of young adult literature. So the question, “What books should I get?” isn’t even one you’re asking. 749 more words


YA: The Dark Place of Children's Lit

By Almitra Clay

“So what is your novel about?”

This is the point where I go from smiling to my deer-in-the-headlights grimace. See, I’m not much of a talker to begin with. 1,137 more words

Children's Books

I'm a reader

As I am sure you have realized by now, I’m a reader.


I post book reviews. Obviously, I’m a reader.

However, at the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) 2015 Summer Conference I had the absolute honor of hearing Donalyn Miller speak. 567 more words


Great Hipster Books (You Probably Haven't Heard of Them)

When most people think of young adult novels, a lot of the same titles come to mind: TwilightThe Hunger GamesDivergent, and other titles.   130 more words

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Booklist: YA Thrillers!

As the school year winds down and we start thinking of our summer plans, we often include a list of books to read.  Kelly Dickinson’s booklist… 127 more words

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