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Show Your Work!

Two years ago, I was electrified by Austin Kleon‘s Steal Like an Artist. I gave a copy to each of the students in my literary magazine club at school, and have continued to booktalk it in the library. It made its way onto our Best Books of 2012 list. Now I’m pleased to offer a […]

Weekly Reviews: Nonfiction for Browsing

Teen behavior in libraries includes a lot of browsing. I have two different display spaces in my small high school library. Fortunately, one of them is right in front of my desk, so I often get the chance to watch students check out the latest books (surreptitiously, lest I scare them away!). Some will just […]

Paper Made!

Author Kayte Terry has a blog titled This is Love Forever, mostly devoted to crafts and art, but enhanced by whimsical side topics. Great title, isn’t it? In Paper Made! her tone is young and inviting, the patterns accessible, and the emphasis on reuse should attract environmentally-minded teens. Workman shares fun photos of the book’s […]

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

The genesis of Austin Kleon’s new book began with an invitation to speak at a community college. In preparation for giving the talk he made a list of 10 things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out as a young artist. The talk became a hit and he expanded it into […]