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The Grace Year, a creepy dystopia from Kim Liggett, will stick with you long after you close the pages. I personally didn’t love the ending, but it works for the

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I’ve talked a lot in this series about my eighth graders and how they came roaring down the hall and into the library like a horde of wild animals. On

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Think about your school’s morning drop-off procedures. Chances are good that by this point in the school year, morning drop-off is a well-oiled machine. Even parents who do not often

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A weird title, to be sure, but it’s a nod to Shakespeare! I really loved how strong the 17-year old protagonist is after she is drugged and raped at cheerleading

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You know what I love about this list? Out of ten featured titles, six of them prominently feature people of color! This week’s picture book list is not as razzle-dazzle

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Favorite book on this week’s middle grade list? Without a doubt, that will be Go With the Flow. It may not be the most popular book with students, but we

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A wide variety of genres this week! The one that looks most interesting to me is the last one on this list, Beyond the Shadowed Earth. It’s about a girl

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It’s my first book review of 2020! Ten Blind Dates isn’t the greatest read ever, and I probably won’t remember it in a couple of weeks. But it’s relatively clean,

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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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Interested in school library genrefication? Way back in 2011, I genrefied my very first middle school library. At the time, I was the only librarian I knew taking on this

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**This post was updated on July 6, 2019. Just in time for Back to School! You’ve landed a brand new school librarian job–congratulations! All summer, you’ve looked forward to standing

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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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