Just for Fun…

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We get a lot of requests from librarians looking for high interest books that their students will love. I shared a few “just for fun” titles back in 2013, and it seemed like… Continue reading

Spring into books from other lands

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In the springtime, we know birds assist seeds to transplant new growth. Here is a reminder that a book can be a vehicle to travel to other lands, planting you into a beautiful… Continue reading

Reviews: How Star Wars Conquered The Universe & Quiet

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Since the start of 2015, I have read two books that really had an impact on me.  I feel that both titles would be great additions to any high school library collection: How… Continue reading

Review: Echo

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Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. March 2015. 9780439874021. Gr. 5-8 I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. I didn’t know anything about the book… Continue reading

Getting Ready for April is Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, and it is just around the corner! I’ve found quite a few excellent poetry titles that have been published since last April, and picked out a few to… Continue reading

Lab Lit

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One of my favorite parts about my job is getting requests for really unique subjects and finding really good titles that will work for their parameters. I worked on a request just like… Continue reading

Series Review: Cutting-Edge STEM Careers

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      Top STEM Careers in Engineering by Gina Hagler. 9781477776728. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Math by Corona Brezina. 9781477776766. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Science by… Continue reading

Review: Fish In a Tree

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Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 9780399162596.2015. Gr. 4-6. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole… Continue reading

Review: Pointe

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Theo Cartwright is a dancer. She lives for ballet, and she is a star pupil in her dance classes. She has a strong chance for a future in dance. If she can stay… Continue reading

Reading the Alex Winners

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Because of my job as a collection development librarian for Mackin, I don’t have much time to read adult books—and so I don’t usually even try to predict the Alex winners. Most years… Continue reading