Multicultural Book Day 2017 Book Review: “Let’s Read” #ReadYourWorld

Welcome to Multicultural World Book Day 2017! MCBD is a non-profit in its fourth year. You can read about all their wonderful work and resources on their website: “Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.”… Continue reading Multicultural Book Day 2017 Book Review: “Let’s Read” #ReadYourWorld

The Accidental Little Library

I’m sure you all have made regrettable purchases. One of mine happened to be a pink cat house that was on Craig’s List. Wait, wait, there’s a logic behind this, and it’s not crazy cat lady logic! And yes, cat houses are a thing. I thought it would easily be converted into a Little Free Library.… Continue reading The Accidental Little Library

Favorite Reads of 2016

I finished my Goodreads challenge! My friends were blown away when I set my goal at 200 books, so I wasn’t going to tell them 90% are picture books. THEY STILL COUNT. IT’S REAL LITERATURE, FOLKS. No, seriously. People write dissertations on picture books. I want to be one of those people! Discover the life… Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2016

Spring SMLD Meeting

On Friday, May 13th I had a fun adventure at the spring SMLD meeting! For those of you non-native Mainers, that’s the Southern Maine Library District. I was especially excited as the topic was STEM and STEAM education in libraries! Be still, my youth services librarian heart. There were lots of great ideas and new… Continue reading Spring SMLD Meeting

Friday Picture Book Round-Up

This week’s picture book round up is courtesy of the 2016 Children’s Choice Award Finalist list! I promptly reserved all of the kindergarten to second grade books, and here they are: The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine, Marc Brown (Illustrator) Goodreads Review My Rating 4/5 What a fun little book for future R.L.… Continue reading Friday Picture Book Round-Up

Friday Picture Book Round-Up

Here are some reviews of the picture books I’ve been reading this past week! Yes, it’s that time of year! Forget the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Oscars. . .the only award season I care about is children’s literature! I’ve been reading through the winners and runner-up nominees and it’s been so much fun. Here… Continue reading Friday Picture Book Round-Up