Monday, October 21, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 Party

Fregley is gawking creepily at your book choices to help me tell you about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid party we recently held at my library for the Book 8 launch. We usually have it closer to the launch date, so we can get the event kit, etc, but I noticed that last year the kids who wanted to put the new book on reserve on that day were already facing a reserve line of 50+.  An early release day about a month ahead of time? PERFECT.

AND, it lets me give all you awesome readers some free stuff to make your upcoming Wimpy Kid party a snap.

Here's how it went down:

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Story Action Pod: Halloween Edition!

"Mullet. You know what it is."
An alternate title for this could be: How I dressed as a child's answer to a literacy extension activity for Halloween, and you can too!

Two years ago I created the fastest Story Action Pod I ever produced. I searched my library's catalog for "monsters", and came up with "Even Monsters Need Haircuts" by Matthew McElligot.

And the outcome was hilarious, as demonstrated by the submitted answer to your left.
In fact, I liked it so much, that I went as it for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TL; DR: Great Middle Grade Books

Hi everyone! Today you'll find me over at Green Bean Teen Queen talking about my favorite Middle Grade titles to read as an adult.

New here? Here's some places you might want to start:

--First thing's first: Here's WTF is up with my blog's name.
--Like a good rant? Here's a few I've written.
--I also run my mouth a lot about child management.
--I share a lot about my youth services programming. You can take a look at my traditional programming as well as my stealth programming, which usually has stuff you can print off and do yourself.


Old here? Head on over to Green Bean Teen Queen for a Middle Grade recommendation to read with a cocktail this weekend.

...I mean, if you want.

Have a great day!