I'm a Library Media Specialist for an elementary school in rural KY.  Part of my job is finding good books for my students and connecting their parents to quality educational resources.  This website is part of my efforts to make those connections happen. I'm an affiliate with several companies who offer excellent  resources, so you'll notice  several links throughout my content.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

My former student is a best-selling author at  only 11 years old!!!  

Check out her books for children here and here!

KY Bluegrass Award

Each year, a KBA committee chooses ten books that will be featured on each Nominee List (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) through a year-long process. These committees include school librarians, public librarians, academic librarians, and classroom teachers from across the state and represent both public and private schools.

Students who read at least two books from any list can vote on their favorite in March.

And the nominees are...


The American Library Association's 2024 Newbery Medal, awarded to the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year, went to The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers.  Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea.  His job is to be the Eyes - to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park's elders, three ancient Bison. But changes are afoot.  More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park.  A new building goes up.  And then there are the goats... 

The 2024 Randolph Caldecott Medal, awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to Big, by Vashti Harrison. Big is about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance.  It traces a child's journey to self-love and shows the power of words to both hurt and heal.

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