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July 02

Ten More Novels in Verse by Lauren Strohecker

Several years ago, I shared ten of my favorite verse novels in celebration of National Poetry Month. Since then, the novel in verse has remained one of my favorite storytelling formats, and I’m so glad to share ten more that have stuck with me since then. Happy reading!   Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger Sam […]

May 21

The Everyday Extraordinary by Lauren Strohecker

Sometimes, all it takes is one person to change your world. As educators, we live by this idea, and we see examples of it, both large and small, in our classrooms and libraries every day. It’s in the word of encouragement one student offers to another. It’s in the book placed into the hands of […]

Top Ten Novels in Verse by Lauren Strohecker

For many kids, “poetry” is a dirty word. Plenty of my own students tune out, glaze over, roll their eyes, or outwardly groan at its mere mention—but that’s a Nerdy Book Club post of it’s own. When getting the right book (sometimes any book!) into the hands of the right reader can be such a […]

Small Damages by Beth Kephart – Reviewed by Lauren Strohecker

Small Damages by Beth Kephart Published: July 19, 2012 (Philomel) YA; 304 pages A confession: I only picked up this book because A.S. King told me to. I am a K-6 librarian with a huge soft spot for YA literature. Among my favorite writers is A.S. King, author ofThe Dust of 100 Dogs, Printz Honor Please Ignore Vera […]