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Need help finding romance

I need your help finding romance. No, I’m not looking for a date. (After two marriages/divorces I’m still in recovery mode) No, no, no. I’m looking for romance books for middle schoolers.  These girls keep coming in looking for romance and I don’t know where to start. I have a few of The Romantic Comedies from the [...]

Interview with Steven L. Layne

Today we have questions and answers by Dr. Steven L. Layne author of 19 books including his first professional title that all librarians must have: Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers by Dr. Steven L. Layne. Stenhouse Publishers, ©2009. ISBN: 978-157110-385-7 Price: $19.00 Your first professional book Igniting a Passion for [...]

Giving nonfiction Rebus books from Benchmark

While I’m packing some beginning reader books for River Valley, I thought I’d share with you a set of books coming this spring. Marshall Cavendish Benchmark has two sets of rebus books for the K-1 reader – Creepy Critters and Weather Watch. Every K-1 classroom I’ve visited includes weather as part of their daily ritual [...]

Igniting a Passion for Reading by Steven L. Layne

Wow! I curled up with my computer to read/browse a pageflip of the new professional book by Steven L. Layne today. Igniting a Passion for Reading ships December 14th, but I couldn’t wait so I browsed, zoomed in, searched, read, flipped back and forth, and re-read for hours this Saturday morning. I couldn’t get enough [...]