One of the great joys of my job is book selection. I feel like a fortune teller as I am reviewing book titles to buy for Indian Trail School. Although I have stopped purchasing review sources such as Booklist and School Library Journal. I still know to look for a variety of reviews to choose books. With the advent of user reviews on Amazon.com, amazing blogs such as Colby Sharp's and lovely reading (opinionated) students I have learned not to be such a snob in making sure all books pass adult critic's muster. I still do look for how the books critically measure up. Any book that makes a child want to read is a fine book in my opinion. If the book titles or descriptions of the books conjure up any of my students faces, I KNOW that the books are ones we must own.
Karen Grost has always been technologically oriented although she is wary of the overuse of technology. She has worked as the librarian in District 112 since 2001 as a School Library Media Specialist. Blending literature, technology, face to face instruction, and independent study is how she builds up the students in her school to become life long learners.
Blogs I follow