on the Loose 

Hey fellow book lovers! I'm a K-8 school librarian and mom of two young readers. I write the occasional blog when inspiration strikes, but I've also compiled some great book recommendations for all ages. (If you're on a phone, click on the three lines in the top right corner for more.)


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Get out and meet some authors!

Since becoming a parent, I especially appreciate a rare night alone out of the house - and one of my favorite things to do is hear an author speak and get an autographed book. When it comes to meeting authors, I'm truly spoiled by having a local independent bookstore like Anderson's. I still don't know how they consistently offer such incredible events, but our community is very lucky. These are just a few of their upcoming events: Ellen Hopkins, Eoin Colfer, Drew Daywalt, V.E. Schwab, Jodi Picoult, Sarah J. Mass (sadly already sold out), and Marissa Meyer. I'm also anxiously awaiting the lineup for the annual YA Literature Conference in October -- I will post a blog update once that is anno

Well hello there

Hi everyone, and thanks for visiting my new blog! After 12 years of teaching language arts in the classroom, I'm so excited to be starting a new position as my district's K-8 librarian next week! Since a big part of my job will include helping kids find the perfect book for them, I decided to organize all of my reading reviews and recommendations in one place. I'll be adding to this throughout the year, sharing new titles that I love, author events and reading conferences I've attended, and other literacy-related activities and projects. A quick tour of the site... You can find my current recommendations under "Favorite Books by Category" Here you will find reviews for picture books, graphic


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