Abby the Librarian
By day, collection development librarian in Southern Indiana. By night, blogger extraordinaire.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
A Game of Fox and Squirrels
A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese. Grades 5-8. Henry Holt, 2020. 224 pages. Review copy provided by my local library. Eleven-year-...
Monday, January 18, 2021
ACPL's (Virtual!) Mock Newbery
Last year, I had the immense pleasure to travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana (about a 4 hour trek from my home in Southern Indiana) to attend the...
Friday, January 15, 2021
The Light in Hidden Places
The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron. Grades 7+ Scholastic, 2020. 400 pages. Review copy provided by publisher. If someone needed ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Happy 2021! It's definitely a year like no other. Maybe you feel like this is a year to give yourself some grace and take it easy. Mayb...
Monday, December 21, 2020
I'm not gonna lie, one of the nicest things about having a more "behind the scenes" job is being able to schedule time off bas...
Friday, December 18, 2020
The Alphabet's Alphabet
The Alphabet's Alphabet by Chris Harris, illustrated by Dan Santat. Ages 5-8. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2020. Review copy ...
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
#LibFaves20, Reading Challenges, and Other Goings On
It's a wonderful time of year - the time to celebrate all the amazing books that have come out over the past year and look forward to w...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer
Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz. Grades 4-7. Dial, 2020. 224 pages. Review copy provided by publisher. Jamila'...
Friday, December 11, 2020
Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright. Grades 3-6. Scholastic, 2020. 256 pages. Review copy provided by publisher. Twins Maureen and ...
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
A Place at the Table
A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan. Grades 4-7. Clarion Books, 2020. 336 pages. Review copy provided by publisher. C...
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