I am reading SO much these days because, if I don't, I will kill someone. Seriously. With all of this social distancing with my family (read: they all try to get as close to me as possible and I...
Consider this my resume for why I'm qualified to give book reviews . . . I read a lot. Across many genres. I have plenty of time when I ignore dirty dishes, basic hygiene, and also my children to enjoy...
In this time of "Safe at Home", I'm finding it harder and harder to find moments alone to recharge while I social distance with my family. The struggle is real. Those precious solitary minutes in the car commuting to...
I'm a librarian and last Sunday, our library closed because of the COVID-19 virus. Frankly IT. WAS. INSANE. It honestly felt like people were more worried about running out of books than milk or TP! Heartwarming, right? When we...
Imagine this scenario: you are at your local Seacoast library with your youngster: She slows down at the Mo Willems and Gerald and Piggie books (cue warm fuzzies) but makes a bee-line for . . . Captain Underpants? If...
This month I'm covering one of my favorite topics: early chapter books (aka transitional chapter books).  It is that wonderful time when readers are transitioning out of those (often mind-numbing) early readers and finding fun, adventurous, and sometimes even...
According to Benjamin Franklin ...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. We Mamas can add one more thing as absolute certainty - our kids will have questions. Whether your little one just watched...
While the holidays are a time of joy and magic for our families, it can also be so BUSY!  This is your friendly librarian reminding you to snuggle in with the family and slow down. Light the fire (or...
I am a big fan of kids' books for gift giving, which is why I'm constantly providing kids' book ideas (and also, it's not shocking coming from a librarian, right?)! For the season, I strongly recommend big books for...
I have a confession to make: we love Halloween books so much that many are out all year in our home. And it is possible- just possible- that I started doing monster-themed story times in early September at the...

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Are you wondering what it’s like to go to an indoor establishment with the kids during CoVid-19? Let me tell you. I had the...