There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I've seen on Pinterest various props for "There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly." My favourite is the garbage can dressed up as an old lady, but if space and storage is an issue - then it's not a practical prop to make. Here's something I came across and did my own take … Continue reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

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Free Printable: Back to School Bookmarks

Anyone else tired on the first day of school? I am! Here's something new I tried out this year to help with the lineups at the desk for back to school reading materials. I inserted these bookmarks into my favourite books in YA and JUV fiction. Just ask the kids or parents to browse the … Continue reading Free Printable: Back to School Bookmarks

REVIEW: Stand Off

Title: Stand Off Author/Illustrator: Andrew Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover ISBN: 9781481418294 For ages: 13+ Type: Young Adult Year: September 2015 It's Ryan Dean's final year at Pine Mountain and it should be a celebration. Instead, it is causing nothing but pain. His rugby coach assigned him the role as captain, replacing his dead best friend, Joey. If that didn't … Continue reading REVIEW: Stand Off

Jbrary Features “Rock the Library” in Canadian Libraries Spotlight

Head on over to one of my favourite blogs Jbrary to see my feature on low-budget programming! I first started out as a Children's Librarian at Windsor Public Library and our budget was tiny. Stretching a dime into a dollar is my specialty. Programming doesn't have to be expensive. Head on over to Jbrary to … Continue reading Jbrary Features “Rock the Library” in Canadian Libraries Spotlight