April 28, 2022 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen and Kathryn King from Fort Worth Public Library present about doing a children's collection diversity audit
April 26, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
As the mindfulness director at a small middle school in Maine, I tend to float between classrooms to teach. When I’m not teaching, my desk sits in my favorite place in the school: the library.
April 20, 2022 by Cindy Shutts
Just in time for spring, here's a tutorial walk through for papercraft flowers
April 15, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Hop on over to School Library Journal’s site to see my recent article Verse Novelists Forge a Unique Connection with Young Readers and the accompanying book list 10 Books Showcasing the Power, Emotion, and Creativity of Verse. Novels in verse can be a revelation to readers. Connected poems tell the whole story while also playing with format. Often […]
April 14, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
There are things from our earliest childhood that haunt us. For me, there’s always been one particular bogeyman, a ghost I’ve never quite put to rest – the Pied Piper of Hamelin. We all know the story: the town of Hamelin is overrun by rats, and who should come along but a stranger dressed in […]
April 13, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When a student asked for graphic novels about boys dealing with friendship, school, and life issues, he got me thinking.
April 12, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Whatever age group you write for, my tip is to remember yourself in that headspace as you develop the protagonist’s internal journey.
April 11, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Some people might think that writing a book with someone you are close with (in our case, a spouse) is a recipe for disaster. Luckily for us, we’ve figured out ways to make it work, and the result is books we are super proud of.
April 8, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
An inspiring look at the early days of Title IX and a solid addition to historical fiction collections.
April 7, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
A roundup of all the wonderful interviews from the authors in the SLJ article about mental health in middle grade fiction.
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