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Guest Post: Doing Impossible Things: Ideas for Supporting Children in Foster Care by Lindsay Lackey

Today I’m bowing out and letting an author with some chops take the reins. Ms. Lindsay Lackey, to be precise. As you may be aware, she has a book out this year called All the Impossible Things. To write this book, Lackey was inspired by her aunt and uncle. Today she talks a bit about them, and about the simple, small acts that you can do to uplift a child in foster care.

Guest Post: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Wants YOU!

I’m on vacation so while I’m away it appears that James Kennedy has hijacked my blog! Not to worry. He’s done it for a very worthy cause. Observe!

Guest Post: What to Do When Disaster Destroys Your Books and How to Harness Social Media for Good

How many of us prepare for what to do if an act of nature claims our materials, our space, even our jobs? Together, teacher Stacey Beam and author April Henry have penned an article on what happened when the worst hit too close to home and what you can do if it happens to you.

This Memorial Day, Create a Military History Book Club

Featuring a LibGuide created for librarians interested in creating a military history book club. “The purpose of these clubs is neither to encourage nor to discourage military service. Rather, it is to provide easy-to-implement opportunities for young people to explore an interest they already have, making use of resources in the library, shared discussions, and adult guidance to deepen their understanding.”

Guest Post – Imagination and Picture Books: Gleaning Wisdom from 11 Sources by Ellen Handler Spitz

We are pleased to yet again feature a piece today from Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz. In this round-up Dr. Spitz considers some of the texts we use when considering the whole of children’s literature.