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For librarians and elementary schools, Reading Bingo isn’t a new idea. I’ve seen countless printable Reading Bingo cards online, both free and for sale. When I was at the elementary

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The last Spotlight of May is a good one, especially for teens and tweens! I didn’t find many new picture books this week, but I did find several new LGBT+

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Another big week for May new releases! I’ve split this week into three lists again: YA, Middle Grade, and Picture Books. All three are linked at the bottom of this

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It’s another big week of new releases for May 2020! I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that the Spotlights this May have been less than in previous years,

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I was on-the-fence about splitting this week’s Spotlight into three sections, but the picture books this week pushed me over the edge! Every title on this list received at least

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As the USA slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, public libraries are finally on the agenda to accept patrons, even if it has to be at partial-occupancy. Can I

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Hmm. I had heard a ton of great press about A Curse So Dark and Lonely long before I read it. I have librarian friends who have read and loved

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This week’s Spotlight is once again unusually small for May. My theory is that some authors and publishers have chosen to delay their book releases until the authors are able

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Let’s face it: No matter how much instruction we give, many students (and their teachers and parents!) simply do not understand the Dewey Decimal System. I can remember sitting through

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You’ve landed a brand new school librarian job–congratulations! All summer, you’ve looked forward to standing in the middle of your very own library, taking a deep breath, and reveling in

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Warning: The post is full of chocolatey-deliciousness and may therefore be bad for your waistline. You’ve been warned! Happy Book Chocolate Cake Day! Though I’ve talked to students about Book

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Boy using purple pen to fill out Book Speed Dating Record Sheet

Oh, this lesson is awesome! I’ve wanted to try out book speed dating for awhile now, and I finally went for it last week. I wanted to use a smaller

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