Summer Reading and the Summer Slide

“Summer Slide is the loss of skills during the time students are not in school.” Reading during the summer can help prevent the summer slide. For more information about summer reading, reading aloud, reading books […]

Tech Tools for the Love of Reading

This weekend I have the pleasure of spending time with a group of terrific school librarians at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY.  It’s a wonderful location to get away from everything and […]

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

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In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of […]

President Obama’s Book Lists

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Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean […]

Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Book Challenge

BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple […]

NYS Summer Reading – YA Books Widget

One of the many fun projects that I have the privilege of working on is the New York State Summer Reading program website. We’ve been working on some redesigning, which is always a work in […]