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Whew! A big week for all three lists! This is the YA list. Not to be missed this week: The Black Kids, Lobizona, and More Than Just a Pretty Face.

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What an incredible list for middle grades this week! I am more of a YA reader than middle grade, but I am super-excited about several titles on this list. The

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This week’s Spotlight is in three parts. This is the Picture Book Spotlight. The YA and Middle Grade lists are linked at the bottom of this post. Every book on

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The last Spotlight in July 2020 brings us 15 new titles, more than half of which are for middle and high school. I only found two picture books to share

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I initially thought this week would end up being a small list, but it’s actually pretty long! My top picks this week in the three categories: YA: Ten Things I

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My year as an elementary Specials Rotation Librarian nearly ended my library career. I was a Specials librarian for only one year. It was all I could do. The Specials

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Quite a long Spotlight this week! Last week’s list was split into two parts, and even with that long list, I still managed to miss two great titles for back-to-school–Dress

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I’ve grouped the elementary and middle grade (through Grade 7) titles into one list this week because neither list was very long. I can really tell that Back-to-School and elections

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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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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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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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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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