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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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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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Readers Advisory: Book Review, “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” by Pamela Druckerman, Abby Craden

 The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, Redshirts by John Scalzi

 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s … Continue reading

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