A Quistory Lesson with Sarah Prager!

            I recently had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Sarah Prager, author of the awesome new YA nonfiction book, Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. I can't recommend this book enough. It's an incredible resource to have as a Youth Services Librarian. Please check [...]

Author Storytime with Anna Staniszewski

We are so, so lucky because a children's bookstore recently opened in our hometown! I am still kind of in shock about it. It's in a beautiful old house and has lots of little rooms and nooks to discover! It's called Enchanted Passage and if you ever are in the area and have a chance [...]

Gift Book Review ~ Me: A Compendium by Wee Society

I bought this for my cousin's almost-seven-year-old daughter for Christmas and I just had to share how cool this book is! It's like a journal, but even more fun because each page asks you different questions about yourself and you fill in the answers, either by writing them or by drawing a picture. It's a [...]

Happy (Late) Thanksgiving!

I had to share this amazing centerpiece made by my mom (who also cleaned and cooked an entire dinner on Thanksgiving !) She is also a librarian - we are very good at multi-tasking. (This is obviously a Pinterest idea, but I don't know where it came from!)

I Heart Out of Print…

I'm a sucker for Out of Print! This is my third shirt from them (just got it in the mail today- and I only ordered it a few days ago!) I am friends with them on Facebook and they had a 20% off code the other day for the Wuthering Heights t-shirt. I got another [...]

Picture Book Review

I love, love, LOVE! the new Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld book: Exclamation Mark ......!!! Great concept, great design, great story! Short and sweet, the illustrations are simple and bold, blending perfectly with the story of this little exclamation mark who tries so hard to fit in, until he realizes his full potential. I [...]

Dragons Love Tacos

This super-cute picture book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is a fun read for ages 4 & older. It'll tell you all you need to know about how to throw a successful taco party for dragons: how they like their tacos and how they don't (i.e. NO spicy salsa.) Because, of course, it's something [...]

YA Fiction Review

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron My rating: 4 of 5 stars I received a copy of The Dark Unwinding at BEA this past spring and I was eager to read it. Mine didn't have the pretty cover, but I had a postcard with what it would look like. I defintely really enjoyed reading this [...]

Eric Carle Signing & Meeting Oliver Jeffers!

I have been completely delinquent about posting - ugh. And I still haven't posted about my trip to BEA! Planning my summer reading program combined with changing over to a new catalog and circulation system = zero extra time. However - I did have an amazing day at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book [...]

BEA is Almost Here!

Super excited to be traveling to NYC to attend BEA (BookExpo America) bright and early Tuesday morning! Unfortunately, I will not be able to see Stephen Colbert at the Tuesday Author Breakfast (boo) but I have tickets to the Wednesday Children's Author Breakfast (with 2 of my favorite authors: John Green and Lois Lowry!) and [...]