Why Snow White?: A Guest Post by Matt Phelan

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Matt Phelan’s newest book, Snow White: A Graphic Novel, takes an old story and re-imagines it with an early twentieth century back drop. The result is an atmospheric tale that will be perfect… Continue reading

Books to Keep You Guessing

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I don’t read a lot of mysteries or thrillers, but sometimes there is nothing better than a book that you just can’t put down because you have to know what’s going to happen… Continue reading

Steve Sheinkin and Jim Thorpe Defeat a Non-Sports Reader

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When people find out I’m a librarian or that I work at Mackin, one of their first questions is often “What book would my kids like?” Now, I like to read almost everything,… Continue reading

New Dystopian Fiction

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 As I was preparing for the presentation at the ITEM Conference I was reading many new speculative teen fiction. These are three of my favorite Dystopian/Science Fiction titles that I came across and… Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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With the first snowfall upon us this year it’s hard not to revert back to those days as a child- bouncing up and down, excited to get outside and jump into new piles… Continue reading

Review-Tetris: The Games People Play

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Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown. 9781626723153. 2016. Gr 9-12. Tetris, on its surface, is a very simple game. Blocks made up of four cubes are rotated and stacked to fit… Continue reading

I…Robot?

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Recently, I have been fascinated by the television show “Westworld”, which describes a future world where robotics & artificial intelligence have advanced to the point of making the cybernetic beings indistinguishable from the… Continue reading

Real Stories about Real Girls: A Guest Post by Siobhan Vivian

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Why do you write? What drives you to create the stories you do? Last month, the National Council of Teachers of English held a day of celebration of writing in which they asked… Continue reading

Exploring Immigration

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Immigrant. Refugee. Migrant. If you follow current events, you hear these words a lot.  But perhaps we don’t stop to think about them.  Francesca Sanna writes in the author’s note of her picture… Continue reading

Imagination in Picture Books

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  Imagination is such a great skill for kids to practice. When kids are imagining themselves as different people, in different situations, or anything else, this is not just frivolous play. It is… Continue reading