I am a Librarian.
I love to read.
I read teen books.
My name is Casey.
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Monthly Archives: December 2008
by Deb Caletti Jade suffers from Panic Disorder. While she is on medication and meets with a psychologist, there are other little things she does to help her cope with her disorder, such as tap three times before entering her … Continue reading
Thanks to some very generous relatives who gave me bookstore gift certificates for Christmas (Thank you! Thank you!), I just indulged myself in some book buying, something I rarely do since I am in love with the library (and not … Continue reading
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti We meet young Helmuth on October 27, 1942 on his 264th day in a Nazi prison. It’s a Tuesday and the executioner works on Tuesday. Will this be Helmuth’s Tuesday? What has Helmuth done to land … Continue reading
by Eva Ibbotson Tally’s family decides it is best to send her away from London to the safe haven of the countryside as war becomes a more imminent threat. Tally doesn’t want to go to boarding school, but she is … Continue reading
As I have mentioned in a couple of recent posts, I am giving booktalks in January to 6th graders on World War II in Europe. I have lists of books used in the past by my predecessors and I am … Continue reading
by John Boyne Nine-year-old Bruno must leave his comfortable home in Berlin that has five floor and a banister for sliding down and his three best friends for life and his grandparents to live in a desolate countryside where there … Continue reading
The Morris Award is a new award given to outstanding first-time YA authors. Official wording and award info here. Here are the five finalists: Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce Graceling by Kristin Cashore Absolute Brightness by James … Continue reading
by Cara Lockwood Miranda makes a few bad choices — charging $1,000 in Wonder Bras on her stepmother’s credit card, totaling her father’s car, and over-sleeping her PSATs because she had been at a party the night before where someone … Continue reading
by Tatiana de Rosnay My friends and I have begun a book club, so now I have a specific reason to read adult titles. It’s kind of nice. While I love teen lit, I feel like that is all I … Continue reading