©2019 by Clare Lund, Librarian on the Loose. All views are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

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on the Loose 

Have books, will travel

Welcome, fellow book lovers! I'm a K-8 school librarian and mom of two young readers. I love sharing and discussing compelling stories, and I especially enjoy connecting with the authors who wrote them. This blog is filled with book reviews and reading recommendations, resources for fellow educators, and my personal experiences as a librarian.

 

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January 27, 2019

Along with my fellow book lovers across the country, I CANNOT WAIT to hear which titles will be named tomorrow by the American Library Association as the most distinguished stories for kids and teens of 2018. This has been my first year as a full-time K-8 librarian; wh...

January 20, 2019

As many of us across the country enjoy a day off of work and school tomorrow, I'd like to share my three current favorite books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for young readers.

I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, illustrations by Kadir Nelson

This stunning p...

January 1, 2019

I always get nostalgic at the end of December, reflecting back on the past twelve months and planning for the new year ahead. 2018 held a surprising career change for me -- I was lucky enough to be able to stay in the school district that I love, but was given the chan...

November 24, 2018

This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for many things -- my wonderful family, my supportive school community, and of course, BOOKS! I’ve read so many good books lately, and I can’t place orders for my school libraries quickly enough. Here are a few of my favorite re...

November 4, 2018

I spent the past three days at the Association of Illinois School Library Educators Conference in Tinley Park, and I am so inspired and excited to head back to work tomorrow with this experience in mind! Here are a few highlights:

Kathleen March and Beth Van Curine from...

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