Updated: May 17, 2019


In honor of Teacher Appreciation AND the fact that I just finished my LAST #yalit seminar of the 2018-2019 school year, I've lowered the price of several resources and created a sale bundle on my TPT site.


You can get my "What's New in YA Lit" seminar handbook (all 200+ pages of it) as a PDF (sorry, I'm not killing any more trees) for $29 right now! I've also bundled this handbook, the seminar presentation slides, and a Kid Lit bibliography for $32.30. Check out my TPT store here!

I've lowered the prices on all of my handbooks, highlighting the best books of 2018, 2017, and 2016. Buy the current one, buy all 3... this is a great time to get them.


Happy reading!


PS: The 2019 "Best New Books" handbook will go live at the end of 2019. Stay tuned.




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Looking for the Best Books of 2018 to add to your classroom, library, or even your personal #TBR list? The November Webinars are live! This month there are two: Kindergarten - 6th Grade and 6th - 12th Grades.


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If you are not yet a subscriber, you can view the sample webinars...see below! (If you like what you see, consider subscribing to get access to the new webinars every month!) Happy Reading!




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Tuesday is typically the "book birthday" or publication date of new books. So I thought that I'd make "TBR Tuesday" a regular feature to highlight the Top 5 books I'm most looking forward to reading...which may or may not be publishing soon. This week's most exciting books that I'm looking forward to reading are: 1) Imposters by Scott Westerfeld. (Pub. date 9/11/18). A new series set in the world of the Uglies?! Yes, please! I already have students asking about this.


2) We are all that's left by Carrie Arcos. (Pub. date May, 2018). Okay, this one is already out in the real world, but it is new to me. I JUST picked it up yesterday and I can't put it down. 3) The grand escape by Neil Bascomb. (Pub. date 9/25/18). Every time I come across "The Great Escape" or "The Great Raid" on TV I watch it. Every. Time. I love everything about these movies (including all the memories of watching them with my dad). Give me a good war/prisoner/escape story and I'm in. Plus, this one is written by Neal Bascomb! 4) Born scared by Kevin Brooks. (Pub. date 9/11/18). Brooks jumped onto my radar three years ago with "The Bunker Diary" which was one of my favorite books for teens of 2015. 5) Otherwood by Pete Hautman. (Pub. date 9/11/18). I am a fan of Hautman, specifically "Slider" and "Blank Confession," so this new title is definitely at the top of my TBR pile.


BONUS: 6) Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. (Pub. date 9/11/18). SHARON. CREECH. Enough said. 7) You should meet: Lin-Manuel Miranda by Laurie Calkhoven. (Pub. date 8/28/18). TODAY! My students enjoy this series, and even though I am a tried and true Hamilfan, they love that he helped bring Moana to the big screen. Happy reading!

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Guadelupe, Teacher, CA

The knowledge and passion for books for EVERY reader  has hooked me! She is in the classroom and just gets readers.

Dee, Teacher-Librarian, CA

Wowza! One of the best, packed workshops, filled with RELEVANT content, delivered in a well organized, engagingly paced seminar. HIGHLY RECOMMEND to librarians and lovers of literature.

Lindsey, English Teacher, TX

Excellent content, EXCEPTIONAL presenter! The entire presentation was engaging and meaningful. I am excited to have the opportunity to take all of these amazing titles and introduce my students to them.

Guadelupe, Teacher, CA

The knowledge and passion for books for EVERY reader  has hooked me! She is in the classroom and just gets readers.

Dee, Teacher-Librarian, CA

Wowza! One of the best, packed workshops, filled with RELEVANT content, delivered in a well organized, engagingly paced seminar. HIGHLY RECOMMEND to librarians and lovers of literature.

Lindsey, English Teacher, TX

Excellent content, EXCEPTIONAL presenter! The entire presentation was engaging and meaningful. I am excited to have the opportunity to take all of these amazing titles and introduce my students to them.

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