Best of 2018: Blog Posts

It has been a big year for Fitz Between the Shelves. With a new focus and a bit of a makeover, there have been lots of changes around here. And with those changes have come some extra traffic to my little corner of the internet, with more than 11,000 views this year. This may not […]

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Insta Review: Bubble, by Stewart Foster

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram No less than ten sixth graders told me to drop what I was reading and pick up Bubble; and like a good librarian, I do what I’m told. Bubble tells the story of eleven year […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: December 21, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Insta Review: Cavlin, by Martine Leavitt

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I never get tired of reading novels told from the viewpoint of an exceptional mind. Calvin has schizophrenia, and his visual and auditory hallucinations have become too much for him to handle on his own. […]

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Insta Review: Invisible Emmie, by Terri Libenson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Emmie’s parents like to joke that she came into the world with a howl that rattled the windows; but somewhere along the way, she lost her voice. An “oops” baby in a family with two […]

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The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2018

More Tech-Mas photos, including family snapshots from our Winter Wonderland Family Showcase, below. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Tech-Mas time! Each year, our 12 Days of Tech-Mas tradition has a theme (last year, we went wild for robots!) and for our third annual  celebration, we decided on a Winter Wonderland theme. That […]

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Things that Made my Brain Explode: December 14, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Student Spotlight: How Can Your Teachers Best Support and Empower You?

Last week after Angie Thomas spoke to Charlottesville with Cville OneBook at the The Jefferson School, a panel of incredibly brave and eloquent local students answered questions about their experience with The Hate U Give, racism, and living in Charlottesville. I asked this remarkable group what advice they had for educators to support and empower their students. Here’s […]

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Insta Review: Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The setting: A juvenile detention center (housed in an old insane asylum) on a spooky island in the middle of a dark, stormy ocean. The cast: A dozen or so troubled teens, forced to slave […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: December 8, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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