Notes from a Children's Librarian: What I Miss About the Library
"When I think of the job of librarian, I think of time, layers of time."
Launchpad: War at the Snow White Motel, by Tim Wynne-Jones
Tim Wynne-Jones brilliantly captures pivotal moments small and large as characters fight for understanding, courage and a better future.
Launchpad: Weekend Dad, by Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva
A picture book about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.
Launchpad: Sea Otters, by Isabelle Groc
"An important story, one that gives us hope...Young people will be encouraged to see that positive change can happen, and that we can all do something …
Launchpad: Born, by John Sobol and Cindy Derby
A beautiful story celebrating the ordinary miracle of life.
Children's Books That Will Make You Laugh and/or Cry
"I wanted to write a story that was sad and messy and hopeful and loving all at the same time."
Launchpad: Music for Tigers, by Michelle Kadarusman
"A middle-grade book that reads like a love letter to the unique flora and fauna of the Tasmanian Tarkine." —Booklist
Launchpad: Tales from the Fringes of Fear, by Jeff Szpirglas
“A spine-tingling collection that's dead on for young horror buffs.”
Launchpad: A Forest in the City, by Andrea Curtis
Imagine a city draped in green!
Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books That Make the List
Great mentor texts for the writing and reading curriculum.