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  • 09.04.2015

    Often a Bridesmaid...

    As I am preparing for our next webcast on middle and high school books (September 15 at 3:00 PM EST), somehow I read three serious books back-to-back-to-back: Sunny Side Up (who knew?), Most Dangerous, and Terrible Typhoid Mary. Though I learned a great deal, at the end of the day it was time to find something more lighthearted. Sometimes in the world of YA that's next to impossible. Then I picked up Whoppers by Christine Seifert.

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  • 08.27.2015

    Hot New Books for Middle and High School Readers

    Want to know about hot new books for teens? Back to school season is in full swing and it's time to get geared up for a fantastic fall. But there's something you still need to do--discover the best new books for your teen readers, of course.

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  • 08.25.2015

    Post Presentation Post: Elementary Booktalks Fall 2015 Webcast

    What's new and exciting for PreK-Grade 6 in the world of children's literature? Today Leslie and I did our Elementary webcast for the new selections of Fall 2015. In 30 minutes, we managed to booktalk 30 books for young readers. Keep reading for the list of our selections and their corresponding categories.

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  • 08.21.2015

    Just the Facts with a Story to Tell: Navigating New Nonfiction Selections

    Nonfiction has historically gotten a bad rap from story-loving library patrons. "It's boring." "It's dry." "There's no story." While that may be true about some works of nonfiction, many others act just like the best fiction. An enticing cover begs to be opened. Then you read the first page, and you are hooked.

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