About Me

Hello, Internet!  My name is Misti, and I'm a reader.  I started this blog after a few years of reading other great book blogs (I've linked to some of my favorites in the sidebar), because I love writing about books and having conversations about the books I read.  My reading tastes are pretty eclectic.  As you might guess from the blog title, I love children's and young adult literature, which make up the bulk of my reading.  However, I also read "grown-up" books on occasion.

I am a children's librarian in central Ohio, so I get to do lots of fun programming (storytimes, puppet shows, craft programs, book discussions and book-themed programs, etc.), as well as helping kids find the information they need and making reading suggestions.  I also help select books for my library's collection -- one of my favorite parts of my job.  I've been a librarian since 2007, when I graduated from the University of Kentucky with my Master's of Library Science.  I'm a member of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA.  I'm also a professional reviewer for School Library Journal.

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  1. hi
    I am writing to introduce my Children's book:
    The I Spy Alphabet Game
    ASIN: B00R6PLFF6
    It will be available free on amazon on:
    January 3, 2015 January 7, 2015
    As I am aware of your influential position.
    I would be deeply grateful if you were, take some of your valuable time to read my book.

    Kind Regards
    Leela hope

  2. Pardon me for stopping by to share a little info about the call for Cybils judges with you and your readers....

    Are you a reader who loves children's and young adult books? This call is for you. We need some wonderful book bloggers who are interested in reading a lot of children's or young adult books, reviewing them, and choosing the best of the best for the 2018 Cybils Awards.

    We’d love it if you could pass on the word. Applications are open through September 9th.

    Apply today! https://goo.gl/HtNB7p

    Take care,
    Deb Nance
    Cybils Fiction Picture Book and Board Book Chair