Ms. Fitz has read… January 4, 2020

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from January 4! In August, I set a few reading goals for the 2019-2020 school year. One of them was to focus on our collection when I was choosing my books to read, in order to highlight books that my students have access to and to increase […]

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Insta Review: Sparrow, by Sarah Moon

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram It’s #worldmentalhealthday. What are you reading? . . . What does anxiety feel like? What does it sound like? What does it do to your thoughts, your body, your appetite? For as much as […]

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Two Audiobooks that Might Save Your Road Trip

Mr. Fitz and I have a bit of a road trip problem. We’re both big readers, but we haven’t been able to agree on an audiobook since The Great Hunger Games Road Trip of 2012. We’ve tried and tried over the years, but with no success – it’s a whole thing at this point 🙄 […]

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Four Recent Graphic Novels

Happy 2020! We’re coming upon the end of our break from school, which means it’s the perfect time to settle in on the couch with a cup of tea (or three) and a new graphic novel ☕️ 📚 Here are four that I’ve enjoyed recently, if you’d like to see. Best Friends, by Shannon Hale […]

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My Favorite Moments of 2019

Earlier this week, I shared the most popular posts of 2019, according to statistics, on Fitz Between the Shelves. And while it’s fascinating to see what readers enjoy the most, it’s also surprising to see what makes it to the top of the list; because they’re rarely the moments that I loved the most! So […]

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Top 19 Reads of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the stories that moved me this year – for better or for worse. I read about 275 books in 2019, and there were so many fabulous reads that this list was darn near impossible to narrow down! This list spans middle grade through adult, […]

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Four Great Recent Reads

With wet weather and winter downtime coming up, you might be looking for a good read to snuggle up with. Here are a few novels that have wowed me in the past few weeks, if you’d like to see! Maybe He Just Likes You, by Barbara Dee (@barbaradeebooks) I wish I’d had Mila’s story to […]

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Insta Review: Young Fredle, by Cynthia Voight

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram What is it about mice that makes stories about them so endearing? Somehow they are both underdogs and champions; both animal and human. Whatever it is, we all love mouse stories – The Mouse […]

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Insta Review: The Ethan I was Before, by Ali Standish

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram When a student suggested this to me, I thought I knew what to expect; boy faces tragedy, boy has to move far away to heal, boy makes a new friend to help him get […]

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Family Book Club: Love Sugar Magic

This week, 4th and 5th grade readers and their families gathered in the library to celebrate and discuss Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano. This sweet and spicy story is all about family, tradition, and the way baking and sharing food is a way of showing the people you love just […]

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