Category Archives: Readers Advisory

New Job, New Projects, New Resources

Exciting news has been in the works for coming up on a month now. Starting January 11th, I’ll have the honor and the opportunity to start working at Queen Anne County’s Kent Island branch as their new Youth Services Librarian. … Continue reading

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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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Booktalks with GIFs

Very cool idea to draw in readers at the middle school/high school level. Didn’t powerpoints always bore you anyway? Booktalks with GIFs.

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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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Readers Advisory: Fantasy Reads for Book Clubs (and for reluctant Fantasy readers)

Finding one shot fantasy titles, or fantasy titles with more universal appeal is much harder to accomplish than a traditional readers advisory (or even a Science Fiction Book club pick), because Fantasy tends to serialize, and depend on the continuation … Continue reading

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