Celebrating Children’s Book Week

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week. Held in May since 2008, Children's Book Week seeks to celebrate books for young people and the joy of reading.I dream of bookstore and library events (both planning and attending), although I did attend a great on campus discussion event about diverse literature hosted by the Children's and Adolescent Literature Community. However, since it's almost finals week, and I still live (happily!) in the middle-of-nowhere, the best way I can celebrate Children's Book Week is by sharing a week's worth of my favorite children's books

From Cover to Cover: Exploring the Libraries in My Life

This fall, I came across an article from The New York Times Book Review, “12 Authors Write about the Libraries They Love.”  Considering the intersection between my love of writing and my career goal of becoming a youth services librarian, I couldn't resist writing about the libraries in my life and my love of them. It’s only more fitting that I make this post as National Library Week comes to an end.

From my most newly loved library to my childhood library, these spaces matter to me. 

#7BooksILove: The Explanation Behind My Twitter Challenge

In the early days of my final semester of my senior year at Kansas State University, I was tagged in a twitter challenge. My editor-in-chief at the K-State Collegian, Kaylie McLaughlin, tagged me in the #7BooksILove challenge. It’s pretty easy, seven book covers in seven days. But, the catch is “no explanations, no reviews - just the cover.” You’re also supposed to challenge someone new each day you participate in the challenge; I didn’t do that because I don’t like to tag people in things on line. However, now that the challenge is behind me. It’s time to give the explanation and reviews for the covers I chose.