“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
A Non-Fiction KidLit Round-up
Here’s a round-up of a few non-fiction kidlit titles I read recently, short and quick and digestible!
Picture Book Round Up #2
Back again with another picture book round up! Today, we have a mix of books from the DC and Arlington “new books” shelf and a backlist title that I placed on hold for a reason I simply cannot remember anymore. A Library by Nikki Giovani, illustrated by Erin K Robinson I had to read this,…
A Very KidLit Halloween
Did you wear a bookish Halloween costume this year?
Picture Book Round-Up #1
Six picture books, one blog post recap
Backlist Review: Vicious & Vengeful
Despite 100% purchasing these books myself—and looking at their spines on my shelves for months—I realized as I opened the front cover during boarding at DCA, that I had no idea what they were about.
Recap: A Stellar ALSC Opening Session
The first day of my first ever ALSC Institute had such a grand beginning with Christina Soontornvat as the keynote opener
5 Books That Have Made Me Cry Recently
I wouldn’t call myself an overly emotional person in real-life. When things go wrong, my tendency is not to cry. However, when it comes to books—especially picture books—all it takes is one uplifting phrase or illustration and I’m weepy. Looking back at my reading for the year—much of which I can’t talk about for ~award~…
Series Review: She Persisted
Somehow, in my career as librarian and book reviewer, I have developed a specialty in reading, reviewing, and raving about picture book biographies of women. I LOVE THEM. I find them a fascinating medium when done well, and kind of hilarious when they are done poorly. Ask me about the worst one I’ve ever read—it…
Talking about a Life of Service with Christina and Dow
On Wednesday, September 21st I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to interview super-award winning author Christina Soontornvat and best-selling author Dow Phumiruk about their new picture book collaboration, a picture book biography of Senator Tammy duckworth. I hosted them via Zoom as the first ever big event by the NSDAR (Daughters of the American…
Recent Writings & Where I’ve Been
Here’s a round-up of some of my recent words.
January 2022 Reading Recap
January 2022 was a really interesting reading month for me
My 2022 Youth Media Award Predictions
It is almost this librarian’s favorite time of year!
Got any book recommendations?