Category Archives: Book Review

Readers Advisory: Disturbing Novels, Psychological Thrillers

While most of my work posted on this blog explores my work with children, I also do adult readers advisory and research. If you’re like me, sometimes you just need to feel a little disturbed, creeped out, distressed by what … Continue reading

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Let me take a Shelfie!

 A few of my favorite reads! Check out more of my favorites on Goodreads.

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Book Buddies: “Big Nate In a Class By Himself” by Lincoln Peirce

A special club for elementary school students with discussions, games, crafts and a snack. Newcomers always welcome! My colleague, Mindy is the lead on this program with my assistance. She develops questions and we collaborate to create awesome games and crafts. … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Series for Advanced Young Readers

My cousin once asked me if I had any recommendations for her advanced young reader. She tended towards fantasy, and needed a few series to keep her busy. She had just finished Harry Potter, and my cousin wanted some things … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Review, “After the End” by Amy Plum

“I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I’m all I’ve got now. I can’t trust anyone.” World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve … Continue reading

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Book Buddies: Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A special club for elementary school students with discussions, games, crafts and a snack. Newcomers always welcome! My colleague, Mindy is the lead on this program with my assistance. She develops questions and we collaborate to create awesome games and crafts. … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Reviews, “Lock In” by John Scalzi

Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselvs “locked in”—fully … Continue reading

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