Research Fast Facts

Learning how to research is an important skill, and one that is practiced to some degree at all grade levels.  Most kids will go through full-blown research projects at some point in the year in their classrooms.  While this is important, I also feel kids need to be given multiple opportunities to investigate topics of their…

Touch the Brightest Star

Author: Christie Matheson

Illustrator: Christie Matheson

Summary: Do you need a new bedtime story to read to your kids? If so, then this book is a definite MUST HAVE! Each page is filled with wonderful, interactive directions admist soft watercolor collages. The author magically takes the reader on a quiet and calming journey to get ready to go to sleep.

Back to School!

Ahh…the start of the school!  There’s nothing like the combination of excitement, stress, anxiety, and absolute happiness!  Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher, or librarian…this time of year always brings a variety of these feelings at some point.  Call me crazy…but I LOVE IT! Strangely enough, it’s also one of the times that I’m the most creative!  That’s…

Frankencrayon

Author: Michael Hall

Illustrator: Michael Hall

Summary: I literally laughed out loud in the bookstore reading this book! It is a fantastic "behind the scenes" story of a group of crayons who are getting ready for their debut in the picture book telling of "Frankencrayon". But suddenly, the unthinkable happens! An anonymous scribble has been left on the opening page. Despite attemps by all cast members to erase the scribble, the story is cancelled. Or is it? Read this hilarious story to find out who saves the day!

Teaching Fiction Genres

As July comes to a close, I’ve started thinking about my upcoming year in the library. (Okay, to be perfectly honest, I’ve been thinking about it all summer long in the back of my head, but now I am actually getting things created!) One of the things on my very long “To-Do-Over-The-Summer” list was to…

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