Spooky YA Reads

I know it's not even fall yet, but I am so ready for the most wonderful time of  year! I'm getting my Halloween game on early and just had to share.   For Atmosphere I'm kicking off the list with a trio of  are rich, velvety, neoVictorian gothic novels.   After sitting on my reading … Continue reading Spooky YA Reads


Readers’ Advisory that’s fun for everyone

Heeeey you guuuuys!  This is something I'm super psyched about!! After a killer NoveList training, I made a book recommendation treasure hunt for middle grades surrounding our branch's most requested series-- Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I'm getting my stats from CollectionHQ's "Promote" lists, FYI.  It's got a endcap sign, shelf talkers with QR codes to … Continue reading Readers’ Advisory that’s fun for everyone

Readers Advisory beyond shelf talkers

So after my big displays, today I used my reading map skills and everything I learned from the killer EbscoHost Novelist trainings to make a "while you wait display" with just enough info to tempt a Sue Grafton fan. Hopefully we see some checkouts! https://www.instagram.com/p/BYOCL5Ihqam/?taken-by=rowanscience I used Novelist read-alikes for both Y is for Yesterday  and … Continue reading Readers Advisory beyond shelf talkers

Book Review Unit 10: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

Book Summary: The only thing 15 year-old Georgia wants more than her first kiss is for her parents to stop being a total embarrassment. Other than her charming affection for little sister, Georgia is woefully, hilariously self-involved. Major events like her father’s job loss, ensuing move across the world to Australia, an encounter with a … Continue reading Book Review Unit 10: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging