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ALA Midwinter

I’m here at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia looking for you. You can find me in the AASL meetings, ALA Council meetings, the Exhibit Hall, joint meetings between AASL/ALSC/YALSA, the awards announcements, legislative meetings, and more. Look for that long red hair and scarves on at least 3 days.  Let me know that you read this [...]

ALA Midwinter

I’m here at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia looking for you. You can find me in the AASL meetings, ALA Council meetings, the Exhibit Hall, joint meetings between AASL/ALSC/YALSA, the awards announcements, legislative meetings, and more. Look for that long red hair and scarves on at least 3 days.  Let me know that you read this [...]

Junior Library Guild

I’d like to meet the reviewers and editorial staff with Junior Library Guild as they choose each of the 12 titles for their 22 levels each year. I know they examine 3000 books every year to choose 288 to offer their subscribers. They have an incredible success rate of picking winners. They provide an outstanding [...]

Junior Library Guild

I’d like to meet the reviewers and editorial staff with Junior Library Guild as they choose each of the 12 titles for their 22 levels each year. I know they examine 3000 books every year to choose 288 to offer their subscribers. They have an incredible success rate of picking winners. They provide an outstanding [...]

Farmer Cap is CRAZY and I love it

There are some books that stand out for their unusualness. So does the main character of Farmer Cap by Picture Window Books author Jill Kalz. Sahin Erkocak has created some of the wildest illustrations and I keep going back to this book and looking at it again and again. It has made me pull my [...]

Farmer Cap is CRAZY and I love it

There are some books that stand out for their unusualness. So does the main character of Farmer Cap by Picture Window Books author Jill Kalz. Sahin Erkocak has created some of the wildest illustrations and I keep going back to this book and looking at it again and again. It has made me pull my [...]

Favorites and Nonfiction

Marc Aronson continues to advocate for everyone to include quality nonfiction in their Best Books or Favorite Books lists. I don’t believe enough people are discussing this yet. The majority of my budget every year goes to nonfiction. Yes, I attempt to support the A.R. program and provide quality fiction and picture books, but at [...]

Favorites and Nonfiction

Marc Aronson continues to advocate for everyone to include quality nonfiction in their Best Books or Favorite Books lists. I don’t believe enough people are discussing this yet. The majority of my budget every year goes to nonfiction. Yes, I attempt to support the A.R. program and provide quality fiction and picture books, but at [...]

Take your CUP with you

Hope you didn’t miss the Task Force on the Environment of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (TFOE-SRRT) request for everyone to take their own cup with them to ALA-Midwinter.  See the ALA Midwinter wiki for more info. According to them, we can significantly cut down our carbon footprints by reducing the amount of disposable cups. [...]

Take your CUP with you

Hope you didn’t miss the Task Force on the Environment of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (TFOE-SRRT) request for everyone to take their own cup with them to ALA-Midwinter.  See the ALA Midwinter wiki for more info. According to them, we can significantly cut down our carbon footprints by reducing the amount of disposable cups. [...]