Summer Reading Lists & Stuff

Hi all. I'll share here a couple places you can find summer reading lists. First, Barnes & Noble has a nice page that separates reading into age categories, including books for adults. Find it here. Also check out the NYPL best books lists here. Next up--find my curated list for my students on my website, …

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Sync Audio Books for Teens

Every year for the spring and summer months, SYNC Audio Books for Teens puts out a weekly pair of free audio books. A current popular book is matched with a more classic one that mirrors the themes of the other. It's a great opportunity to obtain a personal library of free audio books that have …

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More Authors!

Seems like there's a lot of authors out there reading and speaking online. It's great how we can hear their words and see them to understand their writing better. I love hearing what they have to say. I hope you do too. A fellow librarian shared this with our department today 🙂 CLICK HERE for …

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Authors TONIGHT!

I just saw this cool bookstore in Massachusetts has a few online webcasts you may be interested in. TONIGHT the author Jeff Kinney, who has written the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, will be speaking with another author, Rebecca Stead. You can find the virtual event here at 7 PM tonight.

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Virtual Author Visits

MORE author visits! Isn't that great? The Junior Library Guild has joined in sharing virtual author visits via their website here. There are other online resources at their site as well. CLICK HERE for an original online serial story every Tuesday at 2 PM. CLICK HERE for more book and author related webcasts you can …

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Everywhere Book Fest

Something fun you might be interested in as a reader/writer, is the Everywhere Book Fest coming up on May 1st & 2nd. It's a two day online event that highlights various authors you might know (or not). If you like to read, it's a great opportunity to hear authors speak about their ideas, process, stories, …

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Author Jason Reynolds

The Library of Congress is sponsoring a cool series with author Jason Reynolds where he will discuss his writing process and at the end of each video episode, he'll give young people a prompt to help spur their own creative process. The first episode was this past week. You can find more information and the …

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April is National Poetry Month

Did you know that a whole month is dedicated just to poetry? April is the lucky month for a celebration of poetry. I think it's fitting, as poetry can be so uplifting, even when it addresses a serious topic. Spring and poetry seem to go together. I've put together a few poetry resources for students …

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Poetry Magnets Online

Do you like poetry? Do your kids like poetry? Maybe you're intimidated by poetry or don't "understand" it --you think that's true, but it's not always meant to be confusing. Have you ever seen poetry fridge magnets? Well now there's an online game where you can create your own poems with virtual magnets. Check it …

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