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Second Generation Librarian.

Category Archives: Book Reviews

In the process of learning to do baby storytime, I’ve learned that one sort of popular book for infants and young toddlers is simply a book that outlines the basic components of “baby’s day.” Briefly, this is because they can easily make connections between their lives and what is going on in the book. Waking […]

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I have to admit, I avoided this movie like the plague. I loved this book so much as a child, and at first, I was saddened to see it become one in a line of children’s picture books turned into movies. Not even the awards would sway me. But my friend had mentioned that it […]

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9:07 a.m.: Go to deliver my books to the Ontario Early Years program that’s in my branch every Wednesday. The ECE coordinator tells me that 1) The keys for our cupboards are missing. And this is okay because she has her own (howdidthathappeniwonder?!?! 0_0) but someone has been rifling through her cupboards “looking for something.” […]

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Today I woke up and looked at ye olde Twitter feed and what should happen to appear? The announcement that Round 4 of Library Day in the Life is starting! Ahem: “Yippee-skippee!” as they say. So, fellow librarians and students of information science: tag yer blogs w/ librarydayinthelife or use the hash tag #libday4 on […]

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I was disinterested in reading grown-up things today. So, I decided to peruse the recently returned carts outside the office and happily came up with one of my favourites, Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee. I re-read a bit of it and thought I’d like to re-endorse it as one of the best […]

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**SPOILER ALERT** Girl (one Bella Swan) moves away from her emotionally needy, child-like, yet perceptive mother in sunny Arizona to live with her quiet, introverted father, Charlie, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is terrible, she hates it. Blah, blah, blah. I felt as though Meyer goes through a lot of trouble to […]

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I’ve been getting requests for Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga since it came out. I was really surprised at the series’ popularity with everyone under the sun – First it was the teens … then adults … then … kids. Some parents were quite proud that their children were reading such long books; their kids were […]

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For our “story time on demand” story times (the MPL “there’s a lot of kids here -better offer story time” initiative) I’m finding this book (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury) to be an absolute hit! I’m about to take it into Ontario Early Years circle time with […]

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