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4 young readers bk 4

My favorite title of these four is Three Little Robbers by Christine Graham with illustrations by Susan Boase (Henry Holt & Co, 2007). I carried this title in my purse for a week making every librarian I know read it.  I believe Susan Boase was peeking in my library windows to find these children for models. [...]

4 young readers bk 4

My favorite title of these four is Three Little Robbers by Christine Graham with illustrations by Susan Boase (Henry Holt & Co, 2007). I carried this title in my purse for a week making every librarian I know read it.  I believe Susan Boase was peeking in my library windows to find these children for models. [...]

4 young readers bk 3

No More Pumpkins by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri is book 2 of the 2nd-Grade Friends series. Peter Catalanotto has painted 23 books by other authors like Cynthia Rylant and Megan McDonald. While he has authored 10 picture books, this is his first chapter book series with Pamela Schembri.  This was a timely title to [...]

4 young readers bk 3

No More Pumpkins by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri is book 2 of the 2nd-Grade Friends series. Peter Catalanotto has painted 23 books by other authors like Cynthia Rylant and Megan McDonald. While he has authored 10 picture books, this is his first chapter book series with Pamela Schembri.  This was a timely title to [...]

4 young readers bk 2

Maybelle in the Soup written by Katie Speck and illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos (Henry Holt & Company, 2007) is next on the degree of difficulty level. Having raised 4 boys, I am very partial to the YUCK and GROSS factors of our student body. Author Katie Speck interweaves subtle humor in such a [...]

4 young readers bk 2

Maybelle in the Soup written by Katie Speck and illustrated by Paul Ratz de Tagyos (Henry Holt & Company, 2007) is next on the degree of difficulty level. Having raised 4 boys, I am very partial to the YUCK and GROSS factors of our student body. Author Katie Speck interweaves subtle humor in such a [...]

4 young readers Bk 1

There are many great librarians and children’s book readers out there recommending books for fall like Laura Berube with Salt Lake County Library Services. Let me add four of my favorite young reader titles this fall one blog post at a time. First and the easiest on my list is  "Princess Bella’s Birthday Cake".  Part of Picture [...]

4 young readers Bk 1

There are many great librarians and children’s book readers out there recommending books for fall like Laura Berube with Salt Lake County Library Services. Let me add four of my favorite young reader titles this fall one blog post at a time. First and the easiest on my list is  "Princess Bella’s Birthday Cake".  Part of Picture [...]

Are you a Walking Computer?

We teach our students to enable them to be independent, successful, and life-long learners. Librarians teach students to be creative, conscientious citizens. Teaching my students how to use the OPAC is one of many steps towards independent searching. So why do they still insist upon asking me first? I asked my third and fourth graders [...]

Are you a Walking Computer?

We teach our students to enable them to be independent, successful, and life-long learners. Librarians teach students to be creative, conscientious citizens. Teaching my students how to use the OPAC is one of many steps towards independent searching. So why do they still insist upon asking me first? I asked my third and fourth graders [...]