Librarian Prep Post for March

By Tom Czech

The new year may have arrived, but things are still far from normal. Some libraries are open, most aren’t. Even so, basic practices are probably difficult to manage with the precautions required to overcome the pandemic.

One of those things may be book displays. Usually a great tool to drive students in all kinds of different literary directions, book displays are much harder to execute in an online atmosphere. Students can’t thumb through early pages, compare covers as easily, or share their shiny new books with friends. Too much touching and germ spreading!

Here at Lerner, we understand those concerns and how stressful it can be to try to enhance a student’s library experience within the online constraints of today’s world. Below is our reader’s advisory and collection of booklists for March, complete with quick descriptions of how our titles can work in your library and how you might be able to get those kids invested in reading again (along with some additional resources)!

We hope that this can get you thinking about how to innovate within your library. Things may be strange now, but we’re working to help you find a solution!

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A Valentine for Frankenstein Creators Leslie Kimmelman and Timothy Banks in Conversation

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Earlier this month, we released A Valentine for Frankenstein, written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Timothy Banks. This adorable picture book follows Frank as he attends the monsters’ Valentine’s Day Bash and receives a mysterious valentine from another monster.

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Spread from A Valentine for Frankenstein

Today we welcome the author and illustrator to the blog for a conversation about Frankenstein, the artistic process, belching, and more. Take it away, Leslie and Timothy! Read More