About

20140714_201129My name is Beth and I recently completed my Masters in Library and Information Science. I love reading, writing, watching movies and television, cooking, and hanging out with my friends. I am interested in working as a Youth/Young Adult librarian because I love what teens have to say and want to do something to improve their library experience. I started this blog as a project for a class on materials for tweens (8-14 year olds) and I had so much fun with the material and found a small group of dedicated readers that lead me to want to continue to explore what tween literature and culture has to offer. I post new blogs each week, so keep coming back for more!

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12 responses to “About

  1. Hi Beth! Thanks so much for your review. You obviously remember well the intensity of middle school years… self-doubts, status anxiety, peer approval addiction! You might want to check out our Be Confident app and/or the rest of the book series ( http://MiddleSchoolConfidential.com )I wrote the series because tweens need as many positive messages and coping strategies as they can get! It’s all about defying gravity http://blog.anniefox.com/2011/04/10/its-all-about-defying-gravity/ Thanks again for the shout-out.

    • I am compiling materials for the blog for a class I am taking for my Masters in Library and Information Science that focuses on materials for 9-14 year-olds. Some of the selections are based on books that I read when I was in upper elementary/junior high, and others come from looking at lists from the American Library Association website, Voices of Youth Advocates website, review journal websites, or recommendations from friends or classmates. If you have any suggestions for books I can review, just send me a message! I love reading new things. πŸ™‚

  2. I would love to have you review Lucy Dakota. Can I send you a copy of the book?

  3. I want to be a Teen Services librarian too, but first I have to get into librarian school.

    • I am doing my program online through San Jose State University in California, and I really like the program. It makes it easy for me to work and go to school at the same time. πŸ™‚

  4. Richard Levine

    Beth,

    Is this blog still active? I noticed that there have been no posts since March of this year. Regardless, if you are interested, I’d love to send you a copy of my realistic tween novel, Island Eyes, Island Skies, for ages 11 and up. It;s the story of the relationship that develops between a seventh grade boy and girl after devastating events that occur in their respective families. Although not a particularly Jewish themed book, it was just one of five books listed under the heading, Children’s Fiction, on a list of Contemporary Jewish Books in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month compiled by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Public Library system:
    http://www.maltzmuseum.org/a-book-list-of-contemporary-jewish-books-in-honor-of-jewish-american-heritage-month/

    There are also a few customer reviews posted on the book’s Amazon web page (with an average rating of 4.3 stars):

    http://www.amazon.com/Island-Skies-Richard-Henry-Levine/dp/0982926901/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    Thanks,
    Richard

  5. Thanks for the great review of Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29. Would you mind posting it on Goodreads and/or Amazon for us. We would deeply appreciate it. Thank you for all your support!!

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