Book Review

#PictureBook Review: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers picture book Gravett manipulates only five words into a delightfully simple story about a bear that eats some fruit. Orange. Pear. Apple. Bear. Apple, pear. Orange Bear. Orange pear. Apple bear. Eventually, bear eats… Continue reading #PictureBook Review: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Professional Development · Resources

Free, Online Tutorials on Storytime Basics

Are you a new librarian taking over storytime for the first time? Or maybe your children’s librarian is out and you are filling in? Or maybe you just need a refresher on some storytime basics? Then check out this wonderful series by the Early Literacy Facilitators, part of a project called iLEAD, Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and… Continue reading Free, Online Tutorials on Storytime Basics

Book Review

Book Review: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look My rating: 3 of 5 stars Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books, Random House middle grade Alvin Ho is a second grader who is easily spooked. He is so frightened at school that he never speaks. But when he is at home or… Continue reading Book Review: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Digital Content · Public Libraries

Swiss Army Librarian » Circulating a Roku for Streaming Videos

Check out this great idea for circulating a Roku from the Swiss Army Librarian! Our Roku circulates for one week, cannot be renewed, but can be requested. We’re also circulating it in a padded case that comes with a remote control, various cables to connect it to the patron’s television or digital projector, power supply,… Continue reading Swiss Army Librarian » Circulating a Roku for Streaming Videos

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Bots & Books: Central Texas Training at the Round Rock Public Library

We had a wonderful first training at the Round Rock Public Library for this year’s Bots & Books grant. We have to cover a LOT of information in only one day so it can be overwhelming. But it is so great to see these librarians from libraries of different sizes with varying levels of experience… Continue reading Bots & Books: Central Texas Training at the Round Rock Public Library

Book Review

Book Review: What Goes Around: Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

What Goes Around: Cracked Up to Be / Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers publisher: St. Martin’s Press YA Man, being a teenager is hard. Reading these brings back so many memories. Luckily I didn’t experience some of the things these girls experienced. Flailing, feeling like what your peers think is the most important thing… Continue reading Book Review: What Goes Around: Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Book Review

#PictureBook Review: The Moon is Going to Addy’s House by Ida Pearle

The Moon is Going to Addy’s House by Ida Pearle My rating: 4 of 5 stars publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers Group picture book, bedtime I picked this book up because my daughter recently asked me about the moon following us around while we were running errands. I tried to explain… Continue reading #PictureBook Review: The Moon is Going to Addy’s House by Ida Pearle