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Another Pennant Year Awaits

I love the start of another school year: possibily and promise on the horizon. Students see their friends and make new friends and there's all those new books to read. It […]

Think outside the box

Summer and the Reading is Good

"Turn off the TV and read a book. It's called Thinking Outside the Box!" I love that graphic. The absolute best thing you can do for your kids this summer […]

Wonder Full

The Book Wonder

Our March Madness Tournament of Books ended a moment ago. I'm delighted to announce the winner of our very first book competition is Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This competition […]


The QR Code

Here's a little something to watch. March Madness.  See what happens when you put books and March Madness on the same team. You get a lot of enthusiasm about books. These […]

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Madness of March

I know many things, but sports, and I mean all sports (except bicycling), elude my comprehension. About four years ago a sixth grade teacher at my school somehow got me […]

Free Verse titles

Free Verse Reading

Free verse novels are among my favorite genres of books to read. I finished Crossing Stones by Helen Frost over the break and again I find my life enriched by […]

The Wonder of it all.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start school at Beecher Prep, and if you've […]

Summer Reading Options

Summer Reading Options

What an amazing year! I feel lucky to work in such a great school with such great kids. I count my blessings daily. As summer approaches we have several reading […]

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Book Awards and Honors

"I'd like to thank the Academy…" Those are often the lines uttered when actors win an Oscar, but what about books? There are numerous book awards and in this post […]

Genre Wall in the library.

Genre Green

I love receiving emails from parents about book suggestions. It makes me feel like Oprah! Better yet, it makes me feel valued and appreciated. That's what I do. I read. […]