I'm finally getting ahead of this month's Book Scouts to share with you a very exciting list that I hope you can use this month and throughout the year! When compiling this list, I found myself getting more and more uplifted and inspired by the sheer number of books I came across featuring Black MCs. … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Black History Reads
Last month's Book Scouts theme was another one outside of my normal realm of preferred reading. I did some digging, and I think I unearthed some titles fit for fans of Lauren Tarshis's series that are hungry for more. I certainly found several non-fiction titles that I'd like to check out! Picture Books Pup and … Continue reading Book Recommendations: I Survived Read-Alikes
This post was originally published at Bryce Don't Play. Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through. New information has been added in red. Age Range: 2nd-4th or 5th gradeTime: 1 hour each week over the course of 15-17 weeksProgram Type: Outreach; Cumulative Series One of my favorite things about … Continue reading Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a Hayao Miyazaki fangirl. His brand of storytelling and animation (coupled with the gorgeous soundtracks provided by composer Joe Hisaishi) are absolutely wonderful. Most people know Miyazaki because of his work with Studio Ghibli and its association with Disney. Films like My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Studio Ghibli Read-Alikes
This review was originally published on the Johnson City Public Library blog. Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through and new information has been added in red. Eleven-year-old Imogene has grown up working with her family at the Florida Renaissance Faire. This year, she finally begins her training … Continue reading Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
This is the first time I've attempted something like this, but I recently read two middle grade chapter books back-to-back about which I had two very different opinions. It shocked me to go on Goodreads and find that I was in the minority with my opinions, so I began to analyze exactly why I liked … Continue reading Side-by-Side Analysis: Finding Orion by John David Anderson & Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Representation matters. It's a lesson I've learned many times, and one that always bears repeating. This week, I had an outreach visit scheduled with a group that has been difficult for me. There are many issues at play, but suffice it to say that I've had a hard time finding the magic formula that helps … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: March 1, 2019