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43 Old Cemetery Road - A Book Review
Kate Klise’s series 43 Old Cemetery Road is a fast-paced story about a boy who likes to draw, a man who writes children’s books, and a ghostly author who refuses to leave her house until she publishes a novel. A great series for boys or girls. Even parents will like this one.
Using Children’s Books as Starting Point
There are a great many books in the Children’s Room that lend themselves to a variety of different uses other than the ones to which they have been assigned originally.
Celebrating March Irish History in the Library
There are many display opportunities for the month of March. Irish history is a popular one. Here are some ideas for integrated displays.
Second Chance for Hidden Gems in the Library
Weeding is not a favorite activity for most librarians. However, it can be a way to find those hidden gems and give them a second chance.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murders, a Review
Fans of culinary mysteries might want to start this series a bit further down than the first book by Joanna Fluke.
Accessible Picture Books in the Library
With all the time and energy spent selecting picture books, is your library making them as accessible as they could be?
New Adult Designation - Laudable or Lamentable?
The newest marketing term for fiction books in libraries is "New Adult." What do you think? Is it a help or a hindrance for librarians and patrons alike?
Integrated Readers Advisory in Library
When libraries held only books, readers advisory was as easy as recommending a print title. But now that they are the holders of electronic, audiovisual as well as print items, things are a bit different.
Speed Reading for Readers' Advisory
One librarian cannot possibly read every book that is newly released. Alas, it is not possible. However, it is possible to have a sense of the appeal of a book through a few simple steps.
What's the First Book in the Series?
What book is next in this series? Has the next book come out yet? Do you know what the first book is? What author writes this particular character's story? These are common questions in the library. Here are a few ways to answer these all to common questions.
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