Middle Ground Book Fest is one bright, shiny, happy thing that’s in our library world right now. Let’s appreciate it, celebrate it, and lift it up. … Read More Middle Ground Book Fest: what is it, and why should you be excited?
Any children’s librarian can attest: one of the most common questions we get is “My kid loved Dog Man. What else can they read?” Dog Man is a wildly popular graphic novel series for ages 6 – 10, and if you’ve ever read it, you know why. They are full of silliness, adventure, and character… Read More What to Read Next: Books Like Dog Man
Thank you to Scholastic Canada for the Advanced Reading Copy. Guts by Raina Telgemeier will be published on September 10, 2019. This review contains spoilers, and is written from the perspective of a children’s librarian. It’s been 5 years since Sisters, the sequel to Smile, was published. From my experience working in libraries, interest in… Read More Raina Telgemeier is at the top of her game with new book, Guts
I have been tracking my reading on Good Reads for the first time ever this year, and I’m obsessed! I hope to get to a point where he only social media app I use is Good Reads. Here’s a round up of the books I’ve reviewed lately – including some ARCs from NetGalley. Much Ado… Read More Spring 2019 Book Review Round Up
This has been a tough few weeks for the world. Racially motivated crimes are in the news constantly. It’s difficult to wrap my mind around the hate exhibited, and impossible to fully understand the experience of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour) in these times. These past couple weeks I’ve sought out stories that involve… Read More Read YA and Middle Grade fiction written by BIPOC Women
For the past year I’ve been surrounded by library school students. Not only were these people who adored libraries, but they were people who were planning to dedicate their lives to making sure libraries continue to thrive, evolve, and meet the needs of their communities. Together we learned the charming philosophy and sociology of libraries,… Read More The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think
Weeding. Ever since my first job as a library page in 2007 I’ve been hearing about weeding. I’ve seen librarians pull carts of books off the shelf, and painstakingly consider each item. I’ve seen them create piles. I’ve seen them cringe. In library school I learned about it. I studied the CREW weeding manual, and… Read More 6 Things I Love About Weeding