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Top 10 of 2016

These are my ten favorite books published in 2016. Not in any particular order, or with any specific criteria other than they made an impression on me. Ocean Animals from Head to Tail / Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya A non-fiction book that also works as a read-aloud? Sign me up. The illustrations are captivating and the text […]

Top Ten of 2015

These are my ten favorite books published in 2015. Not in any particular order, or with any specific criteria other than they made an impression on me.     Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez Middle grade fiction. Published by Scholastic Press. The Da Vinci Code meets 39 Clues, only 10x better than both of those. Tons […]

rachel’s quick tips for ALA Annual

Rachel’s Quick Tips for ALA Annual Be friendly. Don’t just sit down on the shuttle and stare at your phone. Say hello to someone sitting near you: introduce yourself and ask about their library. There are so many amazing people at ALA, and you rarely have the opportunity to network so widely. Bring a good bag. You’re […]

OMG! ALA!

I’m getting so excited for ALA. It feels like I’m a kid and getting ready for summer camp. Here’s what I’m most looking forward to: Guerrilla Storytime in the Uncommons: Friday at 1, Saturday at 9, Sunday at 11:30, and Monday at 3 The Apps are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children’s […]

guerrilla story time comes to massachusetts

In May this year, I had the pleasure and privilege of co-organizing Guerrilla Story Time for the Massachusetts Library Association’s Annual conference, held in Worcester, MA. If you aren’t sure what Guerrilla Story Time is, you should read my post on Guerrilla Story Time from last year’s ALA, and visit the Storytime Underground site for more […]