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10 Essential Tips for New Librarians

Being a new librarian can be overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of the profession. You can succeed in library services with the correct strategies, tools, and resources. This will enable you to provide excellent service to library users. Here I'll share some effective tips for new librarians to help them navigate their way through the challenges of the job. These tips come from veteran and new school librarians!

Being a new librarian can be overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the ins and outs of the profession. You can succeed in library services with the correct strategies, tools, and resources. This will enable you to provide excellent service to library users. Here I’ll share some effective tips for new librarians to […]

A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor Book Review

A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor

A beautifully-crafted set of illustrations and flowing language about a thinly-covered subject that leaves readers wishing for more: A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor. A Flag For Juneteenth Review The recently-minted national holiday of Juneteenth is a subject that still has limited selection in terms of children’s books. The story follows Hulduh, a slave […]

Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett Book Review

Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett

A playful, engaging book with 20 questions and countless answers: Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett. Twenty Questions Review “How many animals can you see in this picture?” The book opens with this straightforward question that invites the readers to count the many animals on the page. An amazing, low bar of entry to participation question. […]

A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love Book Review

A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love

A cozy bedtime story for introspective youngsters from a talented author-illustrator: A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love. A Bed of Stars Review In Love’s latest installment, readers are presented with a boy plagued by anxiety as he tries to go to bed at night. The infinite size of the universe and the countless stars […]

My Dog Just Speaks Spanish Review

My Dog Just Speaks Spanish

Author Andrea Caceres’ debut bilingual children’s book is a celebration of language and a discovery of a new home away from home. My Dog Just Speaks Spanish Book Review (Mi perro solo habla espanol) This is the story of a recent immigrant named Aurora who has learned English, but her dog Nena only understands Spanish. […]

Comprehensive Guide to Ace Your Elementary Librarian Interview

Ace your next elementary librarian interview with these essential preparation tips and expert-vetted elementary librarian interview questions from an actual elementary librarian. Increase your chances of landing the job with our guide! Check it out!

As an aspiring elementary librarian or just one looking to change jobs, it is essential to prepare well for your interview. Your interview is your opportunity to showcase your skills and knowledge, and to convince the hiring panel that you are the best candidate for the job. In this article, we will provide you with […]

My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott Book Review

My Baba's Garden by Jordan Scott

It’s certainly no sophomore slump for author Jordan Scott’s second children’s book: My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott. My Baba’s Garden Review A boy spends his mornings and afternoons with his Baba (grandmother). The personal connection they share despite a language barrier is obvious. Perhaps this boy is the same as the one from I […]

How to Spend School Library Funds On Things That AREN’T Books

Have some school library funds to spend, and you either don't want to buy books or you CAN'T buy books? School libraries are the go-to place for students to enhance their knowledge and acquire new skills. However, the funds allocated to school libraries are often limited or have a lot of strings attached to them. As a school library media specialist, it can be challenging to manage your school library budget and funds effectively. While books are an essential part of any library, there are other things that school librarians can invest in to make the library a more engaging and informative place for students. In this article, I will discuss some innovative ways in which school librarians can spend library funds on things that aren't books.

Have some school library funds to spend, and you either don’t want to buy books or you CAN’T buy books? School libraries are the go-to place for students to enhance their knowledge and acquire new skills. However, the funds allocated to school libraries are often limited or have a lot of strings attached to them. […]

School Book Fair Advice: The Book Fair Survival Guide

Book Fair Advice School Book Fair Checklist and Book Fair Timeline for Planning

Every school wants to foster a love of reading and a sense of community among its students. One of the most effective ways to do this is by hosting a book fair. These events provide students with access to a wide range of books, encouraging them to find new favorites and engage with literature in […]

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker Book Review

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker: Another wordless masterpiece to add to Becker’s already impressive collection on the bookshelf with all the hallmarks of his previous works. The Tree and the River Book Review The cover tells the whole story without the reader even noticing until the end. This is one of the […]