Author Archive

Sweet, Sweet Smile


Dental hygiene and taking care of our teeth is so important.  However, it is often overlooked until a problem arises.  Here are some titles to get kids thinking about their teeth:  … Continue reading

The Sound Of Music


Titles to improve music literacy through classroom and school library collections… Zach K.

The Big Screen


A look at some of the big summer/fall movie releases that school library collections will want to have the corresponding print titles for.  Now with trailers! Zach K.

Zach’s 2017 Favorites (So Far)…


A look at some of my favorite titles published (or publishing) in 2017 so far… Zach K.

The Write Way


Without great writing, the types of quality titles that Mackin and other book publishers/sellers put out on a consistent basis would not exist. As such, this Spark Post looks at the importance of… Continue reading

Right In The Childhood


Remember all those books, shows, and movies you experienced as a child?  If you were born in the 1980s or 90s, there’s a good chance you’re seeing it all again.  Holy nostalgia, Batman!… Continue reading

The Truth Is In Here…


A look at the “X-Files: Origins” YA series, as well as some other fun paranormal/supernatural offerings… Zach K.

Bios: The Ones Your Students WANT To Read!

by Zach K.

New Year…New Format!


From politics (Trump, Brexit) to sports (Olympics, Cubbies winning World Series) and everything in between, 2016 was an interesting year, to say the least.  As the calendar turns to 2017 and people are… Continue reading

Going Rogue


In case you hadn’t heard (ha…yeah right!), another chapter in the Star Wars saga will be revealed in theaters tomorrow… Though not an “official” episode (the ones featuring the iconic Roman numerals), this… Continue reading