Anna’s Favorites of 2015

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I have compiled a list of my favorite reads of 2015. My main genre that I normally read is fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal, so I surprised myself this past year by having… Continue reading

Librarian Must-Haves

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As a teacher with a limited budget and also an avid book lover, it was imperative to start out each school year with the how to treat a book speech.  My preschoolers especially… Continue reading

Books in Bloom Year in Review: 2015

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It has been quite the year for our little blog! We introduced two new bloggers to the team. You can read about Lisa, Leslie, and the rest of us on the About page.… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Fiction of 2015

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Selecting my favorite fiction titles is slightly easier than choosing my favorite picture books—but only because picture books are shorter and I can read more of them. I read a lot. Staying abreast… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Nonfiction of 2015

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I love nonfiction! And there have been so many wonderful nonfiction titles for young readers this year. Here are some of my favorites—and though my nonfiction TBR list is quite lengthy, I’m always… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Picture Books of 2015

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I love picture books! I loved to read them aloud when I was a primary teacher, a mother, and a daycare mom. Each year so many excellent ones are published, and it is… Continue reading

The Force Awakens

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“Chewie…we’re home!” Today, Han and Chewie are indeed “home” with the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.  For the next few days (weeks? months?), Star Wars will be everywhere.  I have… Continue reading

2016 Caldecott Award Hopefuls

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The Youth Media awards are early this year, and I’m just not ready! Last year I used all of January 2015 to read books that were on mock award lists. This year the… Continue reading

Review: Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

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Tommy: The Gun that Changed America by Karen Blumenthal. 9781626720848. 2015. Gr. 7-10. The Tommy gun became the weapon of choice during the law and order era of the 1920’s and 30’s especially… Continue reading

Art Workshops for Children Giveaway (Contest Closed)

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It’s hard not to be inspired by Hervé Tullet’s creative work, and we are excited about his new book aimed at adults who work with kids to serve as a guide as they… Continue reading