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Diverse Reading Round-Up

This year, instead of focusing just on reading diverse authors, I’m working on something even harder for me – trying to keep up with writing reviews. I’m linking up my reviews of #ownvoices books at Read Diverse Books. Here’s what … Continue reading

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12 Girl-Led Read-alouds for K/1s

There’s been a lot of discussion about how people think that boys will only read or enjoy books about other boys.  I beg to differ.  It’s taken several months – but here at last is a list of girl-led read-alouds … Continue reading

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2016 Review: the Books

Here at last are some of my top favorite books from 2016 First, my standard disclaimer about rating books: “I have never liked doing a public scale rating of books – the librarian in me would rather describe what’s in the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to for the First Half Of 2017

This week, I’m trying to plan my reading for the first half a 2017. These books are a mix of me searching for diverse middle grade and teen books – especially fantasy and science fiction – as well as new offerings from favorite authors. Continue reading

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Top 10 Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year

The Top 10 Tuesday list, inspired by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish – which would have been out on Tuesday (I’m almost positive) if not for some pesky life events. Perhaps soon life will calm down … Continue reading

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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list – thank you so much again to the dedicated folks at the Broke and the Bookish for organizing this.  I actually managed to read 7 of the 10 books from last year’s … Continue reading

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Cybils Finalists!

Happy New Year! Real life is conspiring to keep me away from blogging – but I’ve been reading lots of great books and hope to be back to share them with you soon. One of my New Year’s traditions now … Continue reading

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TTT: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For the First Time In 2016

Here are ten of my favorite new authors for 2016, with great stories for middle grade, teen and adult readers. Continue reading

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TTT: Holiday Gift Guide: Books for a 9-Year-Old Boy

It’s taken me a little while to put together this response to last week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt (hosted as always by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish), a free form gift guide. What direction did I … Continue reading

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11 Girl-Led Read-alouds for 2/3 Grade

This is a list of diverse girl-led read-alouds to appeal to the whole class, to spread love and understanding. Continue reading

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