Anybody else feel like the end of August means summer is over and it’s time to go back to school? I always want to buy a new planner and notebooks and office accessories this time of year even though I’ve been out of the classroom (as student or teacher/librarian) for quite a few years. So… Continue reading #Nerdbery Update!
When I worked in a school environment, it seemed like the year revolved around holidays, big or small. If it was President’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day or Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I would be rounding up books and writing lesson plans and looking for activities that would tie into each one. Even after… Continue reading #TBT: St. Patrick’s Day
I have such fond memories of reading picture books as the days led up to Christmas (even when I was much too “old” for picture books), but Christmas Eve was always special. My parents would read our two favorite books every single Christmas Eve: The Little Golden Book Story of Christmas and The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas.… Continue reading TBT: Christmas Eve Traditions
It’s been a year since I decided to start reading all the Newbery Medal winners and join in the Nerdbery Challenge via the Mr. Schu Reads blog. So it seems like a good time for an update! The main goal is to keep it stress-free: no time limit, no pressure to read every single book on the… Continue reading #Nerdbery Update!
A few weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook seeking advice on finding cheap/free books since her spending was getting out of hand. I added my two cents and there was a long thread of great ideas. I’ve thought about it some more and couldn’t resist putting together a longer list of my own… and… Continue reading Books on a Budget
Last summer I decided to start reading all the Newbery Medal winners and join in the Nerdbery Challenge via the Mr. Schu Reads blog. The main goal is to keep it stress-free: no time limit, no pressure to read every single book, and no need to re-read books I’ve read before. So far it’s been a fun… Continue reading #Nerdbery Update!
I love children’s literature but it can be hard to choose new books to read from among the hundreds of new titles that come out each year… so I decided it would be a fun challenge to read the new winners of the Newbery Medal to keep up to date with the world of children’s… Continue reading #Nerdbery