Hello, again!

Here I am, checking in after a VERY extended break.  My online presence unintentionally vanished this past year due to COVID challenges, continuing education, and the death of a parent.  But, things have somewhat settled and I’m excited to now be in a place where I can resume sharing so many wonderful books and resources […]

Back to School in the Age of COVID

With many educators returning to school, I have been thinking especially about my school library colleagues and friends, and of the unique challenges they’re facing. This quote by Jarrett J. Krosoczka sums up what I’ve been particularly pondering. If you’re a school librarian, whether you’re beginning your year in person, virtually, or somewhere in between, […]

BOOK LIST: Middle Grade Mysteries

I know that it can sometimes be a challenge when a student or child says they want to read a certain type of book: a funny graphic novel, something set during the American Revolution, a fantasy adventure, something like Harry Potter, etc. From time to time, I’d like to share with you some reading suggestions […]

The Importance of Reading for 20 Minutes a Day

Day-to-day life is certainly stressful at the moment as teachers and parents work to provide structure and activities to keep kids occupied and learning during this unusual time. But, when the day is feeling a bit too much with all that is going on, I believe one of the best things we can do for […]

Printable Activities for At-Home Reading

There is so much filling our days at the moment with the stress and added demands of these unusual times. It can be difficult to focus on hobbies and activities we enjoy, or maybe even make time for them at all. But, if you find that you’re in need of a bit of a distraction […]