In December, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a library science master’s degree. Post-graduation, I have been dreaming and scheming about what I would like to do with Delightful Children’s Books, and I thought I would share some of these plans with you.
In 2015, I will be focussing on reviewing newly published books and updating existing booklists. In the past, I have focused on publishing lists of the best books on various topics, regardless of when the books were published. I may still add a new booklist from time to time, but my focus will be on reviewing newly published books and updated existing booklists.
I am an aspiring elementary school librarian, and, as such, I will be highlighting great books for elementary school students. In my mind, I am writing this blog for school librarians, elementary school teachers and elementary school parents/caregivers.
I do not plan to critically review every book published. Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Booklist have that covered. I also do not plan to critically review books being widely discussed elsewhere. Instead, I plan to highlight books that you may not hear about elsewhere that I am excited to add to my [future] library collection and recommend to teachers and students. I will focus on picture books, nonfiction picture books, early readers and graphic novels and may throw in an early chapter book from time to time.
I have more dreams and schemes, but the rest are less firmly pinned down. Suffice it to say that I am interested in…
- how to motivate kids to read,
- how to incorporate excellent, inspiring nonfiction texts into the curriculum, and
- how to use technology to improve student learning…
Thanks so much for reading Delightful Children’s Books and for commenting, connecting and discussing! Cheers to 2015!