My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel

Growing up I had an older brother (still do, actually) who did NOT like to read books. Picking up a book for fun was absolutely unimaginable for him. And then make it a book that was REQUIRED for school? Torture. But it doesn't mean he didn't read. His lifeline was comic books. He collected comic …

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Guest Review: “Book Scavenger”

In less than a week the second book in the "Book Scavenger" series, "The Unbreakable Code," will be released. In honor of the occasion I'm turning the blog over today to my 12-year-old son/guest blogger. He is a kid who was practically born with a book in his hand, who, as I've mentioned before, exchanges …

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Friday Flicks: Series of Unfortunate Events

I wouldn't normally do this, but I must advise that you close this browser window immediately and begin watching "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix right now. Go ahead. I'll wait. It will only take you eight hours or so to get through it. I will confess that I have only read …

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Picture Book Weekends: Sit-In

It's Black History Month and I am fortunate that our local library is full of engaged, enthusiastic librarians who curate amazing collections. I wish I had taken a picture of their Black History Month display. I think my favorite part was the biography of Beyonce that was next to the biography of Maya Angelou. That …

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My Day, Monday: Youth Media Awards!

This is an exciting day for book lovers. Today the American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards at their conference in Atlanta. For those of us with To Be Read book stacks that rival the Empire State Building, it can be an unsettling time. How can I add even one more book to my …

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