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Author: Sheri Boggs

5 Great kid reads for Black History Month

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is celebrated in the United States during the month of February. While the holiday is sometimes criticized for reducing the history of an entire race to just one month, it can also be a useful time to recognize and honor black achievements throughout American histor […]

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Reading resolutions: Up your reading game in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If the thought of New Year’s resolutions sounds exhausting (even with our post yesterday on how the library can help you meet your New Year’s goals), and you’d really rather just read a book, you might want to consider taking on a reading resolution. Ranging from something as simple as declaring to […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Self-help books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Guilty Pleasures is a new series in which Library District bloggers share their often embarrassing literary, cinematic, or musical obsessions. “So how’s your Elizabeth Gilbert book?” I turned away from Big Magic, the latest by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, and studied my spouse before answering. Sure enough there was a glint […]

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Holiday gift guide: Great kid books for all ages

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs The winter gift-giving season is almost upon us, so I thought I’d share some recent releases that would be perfect for giving to the young people in your life! From picture books to nonfiction to middle grade chapter books, there’s something here, I hope, for everyone. And if not, leave a comment and I’ll […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

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7 Most anticipated YA books to read this fall

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs As the days get slightly shorter and store shelves quiver under the weight of notebook paper and backpacks, I’m comforted that if summer has to go, the reward is a bounty of fall teen fiction. From series sequels to favorite authors and stand-alone novels, there’s a story for everyone. Everything here will be published […]

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Asper-reads: Great books and resources about Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on August 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs A few weeks after running a blog post on the We Need Diverse Books movement, I heard from Kathleen, a young reader in North Carolina who wrote that she has Asperger syndrome. “I’m trying to put together shareable resources to help empower others with autism to be confident, social, and able to […]

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Recommended for you: 3 YA books to read right now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on July 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs As the District’s Youth Collection Development Librarian, I work in our Collection Services Department, where all the library’s materials are selected, ordered, cataloged, and processed. We get to see all the new items before they even hit the shelves! Every now and then, we like to handpick a few of our favorite titles […]

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You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]

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