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IMWAYR: Feeling Like Fall

I’m feeling “Full of Fall” today! April Pulley Sayre is a local favorite author, and she has some really cool “seasonal” reads. Here are the two I read (again) today: Full of Fall (2017)   Let’s Go Nuts! Seeds We Eat (2013)   It’s… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Feeling Like Fall”

#WhyIWrite: National Day on Writing

#WhyIWrite — I answered questions, made lists, reflected on my reading, and held conversations.  I wrote that chapter about my teaching life called “Shut Up!” (Thank you in advance @lester_laminack.) I write to learn. I write to wonder. I write to celebrate. #NationalDayonWriting

IMWAYR: A Big Week of Reading

After last week’s amazing reunion with Kwame Alexander, I re-read Swing, since I have my signed copy in my hands now. This reading was “way” better than the Net Galley version. (No offense to Net Galley, but I feel that the digital copy did… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: A Big Week of Reading”

Book Review: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Hey, Kiddo‘s subtitle is “How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction.” Jarrett’s brave memoir is a graphic novel commentary for our times. Jarrett is brave to share his story in this memoir, and I’m so glad he did.… Continue Reading “Book Review: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka”

IMWAYR: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

“Rick Riordan Presents” title, Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi is my new pick this week. It came to me highly recommended, so I moved it to the top of my “To Be Read” list. Here’s what the back cover… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi”

IMWAYR: Light/Dark Reads and an Anniversary

I was not as much of a dedicated reader as I wanted to be last week. Migraine headache vs. reading brain = knocked out. To overcome, I spent the weekend with a light a funny read and a dark, yet important graphic novel. Santa… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Light/Dark Reads and an Anniversary”

Book Review: Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Consider this colorful picture book for your first days of school…for all ages and grades. Yellows, Blues, and Reds live peacefully in a city, until one day, a Red declares, “Reds are the best!” The whole community is thrust into chaos — so much… Continue Reading “Book Review: Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung”

IMWAYR: We Have Stories! Let Them Read!

To kick off the school year and prepare for Banned Books Week (September 23 – 29), I’m revisiting these two 2017 fabulous titles: Our Story Begins, edited by Elissa Brent Weissman I sat with Elissa at dinner during Nerd Camp Michigan this summer, and… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: We Have Stories! Let Them Read!”

Book Review: SWING by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

In another amazing collaboration from Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess, we follow Noah and his best friend, Walt through the ups and downs of high school life. Noah and Walt are NOT on the school baseball team, but Walt hits the batting cages… Continue Reading “Book Review: SWING by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess”

IMWAYR: Choices!

One of the most important aspects of my job as a librarian is to spread the book love! I want students to know what books are out there, and I want to supply them with those books. There are so many choices! This week… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Choices!”