My Favorite Things

Here are a few of my favorite things.  This is a collection of things that I have posted on the blog’s main page, things I have found out and about in the world, and other things related to Kid Lit!  Enjoy!


April 3, 2016 – Social Media and Reading

I have explored a wide array of uses for social media and literature.  I wanted to take a moment and share some of my favorite sites and authors to follow.

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My fave authors on Twitter:

J.K. Rowling

Danielle Paige

Jason Reynolds

Rainbow Rowell

Educators and Amazing Bookish People on Twitter

John Schu – Master Librarian and Reading Guru

Mr. Colby Sharp – 3rd grade teacher and lover of books

Donalyn Miller – The Book Whisperer

Penny Kittle – YA Lit enthusiast and author of Book Love

January 12, 2016 – Book Advice

I was surfing the net over the holidays and came across a thread asking people to share the best advice a book ever gave them.  This is my favorite!


I don’t use this advice enough!  Thanks Douglas Adams for writing this line.  Thanks to whomever posted this line and created the image!

**Do you know who I can credit for creating the image?  It is not my own, and I would like to make sure the right person gets credit.  Thanks!**

November 25, 2015 – Christmas Decorating Idea

This came across my Facebook feed and I just had to share it!  I love this – although I’m not sure if it is book blasphemy or a chance to showcase my book love.  Thoughts?


October 25, 2015 – Nooks and Crannies

I found this surfing around the internet this week.  If you know the source, please let me know so I can properly attribute the source.


October 17, 2015 – Reading aloud to my puppy

I really have enjoyed sharing my reading with my Daisy girl.  We read together a few books this week.  Here’s the photo proof!  🙂



October 15, 2015 – Alice and Dorothy, courtesy Gregory Maguire

My favorite author, Gregory Maguire, posted this to his Facebook page today.  Too good to pass up!

Posted by Gregory Maguire to his Facebook page.

I mentioned this the other day and some kind soul re-supplied me with it. (It used to be in my teaching files under WONDERLAND, NEVERLAND, CAMELOT, OZ.) From the New Yorker originally. Not sure of the artist.


October 8, 2015 – Awesome Bulletin Board

Check out this amazing bulletin board created by one of my co-workers, Heather Jones.  I am jealous of her creativity, but plan to use her work as much as humanly possible!