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I'm about to start on my second semester of my MLS and one of the classes I'm taking this semester is a children's literature course. Of course that means, I've just added about 100 books to my TBR pile!!!

I'm also on the 2010-2011 Gateway Selector Committee (Gateway is our high school book award for MO) and I have to read and rate 26 books before Decmeber 1st. (I've read 5 so far).

And on top of that, I'm teaching a training at my library in November on tween lit! And all my other regulary scheduled reading. I know, over-committed maybe, but it'll be fun and it means I get to read a ton and my husband can't tell me I'm reading too much. :)

So in addition to my regular reviews, you'll be seeing some Gateway nominee reviews and lit course reviews-because why not review a book after I read it, no matter what it's for? I'm also planning to start reviewing some tween/middle grade reads once a week and highlight those.

Stay tuned and wish me luck-it's going to be a busy semester!!!

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  1. great blog. i'm following you now. you should check out/follow mine. i've got all things books...
    xo

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  2. Wow! Sounds like you'll be very busy...good luck!

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  3. Wow, you're going to be busy! Hope you enjoy all that reading! I'm completing my MLIS, too. 6 more classes to go. I'm looking forward to lots more great posts.

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  4. I'll be looking for the reviews on Tween/MG books! I find a ton of teen stuff, but not always for the little big younger set.

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  5. I look forward to the tween/middle grade books since that's an area I am still getting more accustomed too. I don't read enough in those areas yet.

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  6. I need to know more about tween stuff- I'm so pure teen lit- I'll be keeping my watch on your blog (not that I don't read it almost every day anyway but... you know)

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  7. That is a LOT of books. I hope you enjoy them all. I'm taking three Children's Lit courses this semester and I've only put 19 books in my TBR pile because of it.

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  8. **sigh**

    I wish the work I had to bring home was reading awesome books! I mean seriously I don't have work that is even remotely that awesome. haha

    You sure have a lot to do, good luck in school you'll do great!

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee