May. 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
As the last days of school slowly tick down, parents and teens alike are wondering: What are we going to do this summer? As a librarian and an author, I'm happy to shout: read YA!
In case you weren't aware, YA (short for young adult) literature has experienced a massive explosion of popularity in...
Jul. 25, 2018 - 12:12 pm
As we all know, it’s summer, and ever since the public school system as we know it was instituted some 150 years ago, one of the pillars of childhood has been to escape from the classroom as quickly as possible when the school year ends. With summer vacation comes travels away from home, either as...
Jul. 01, 2016 - 4:51 pm
Finding the right book is always a challenge, especially if you’re a tween trying to find a good, fun read. With the lazy days of summer come books, so why not try these light reads for all ages?
Smells Like Dog, Smells Like Treasure and Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors
This trilogy follows...
May. 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm
School’s nearly out, and that it means it’s time for:
Hanging out at the pool?
No, summer reading lists of course!
Summer reading is a long-standing tradition of assigning incoming 6th-12th graders books to read between July and August. The idea is to avoid the “...