Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books

Y #AtoZ Challenge



It’s Y Day!

You’re dragging. You don’t think you can make it, but YOU CAN I KNOW YOU CAN!!  And because I believe You can do it, here’s a book for You. (see how i did that?)


You’ll Like it Here (Everybody Does)

and also

yearof Billy Miller

The Year of Billy Miller


That’ll do it today friends. I can see the finish line..!


Summer Reads for the Littles


Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books

#AtoZChallenge: L-Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Unconventional Librarian

Hooray for the letter L and the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Bailey was so exhausted from reading the adventures of Lily

that he fell asleep before he could tell you how much he liked it.

Well, even though Bailey doesn’t like mice,

he LOVES Lily!

Lily is a little mouse with too much personality.

She loves school and her teacher Mr. Slinger.

But one day she just can’t keep her hands off of her special purple purse and Mr. Slinger takes it from her for the rest of the day.

Poor Lily, she makes another bad choice and ends up feeling even worse.

Will she be able to make everything better?

of course she will, that’s why we LOVE her!

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What letter is next?


Monday March Madness Bracket

Like everyone else, PammyPam likes to have fun and play games. I know very little about sports, but that doesn’t mean I wanna be left out of the festivities!

That said, I have created my own March Madness bracket: Unconventional Librarian style

Unconventional Librarian Bracket

You’ll notice my bracket is incomplete. That’s because I’m having trouble narrowing down the possibly winner. To be sure, I understand statistics and probabilities but that doesn’t make the choice any easier.

Let’s examine the bracket, ok?

You’ll see I have some good authors pitted against each other.  YA and children’s authors mixed in; some dead, some not.  The author death bears little weight  on their standing, as you can see, because Keats (that’s Ezra Jack) died over two decades ago but is IN THE LEAD against Jerry Spinelli and Avi.

How is that possible? Well, it’s kind of like Moneyball.  I call it Moneybooks (chuckle).  When determining what authors should move up, I looked at not only the number of books published but also the reach of the novels under her belt.  Take Louisa May Alcott.  Good author.  Dead lots of years.  But as of now and probably for eternity her books will remain timeless.  Natalie Babbitt, great storyteller, but hasn’t reached that status yet.  And since she’s still alive, there is still time for her to compete in years to come.

Same kind of consideration on the other side.  Spinelli against Avi.  Avi’s good. Spinelli’s good. Spinelli speaks to the John Q Kid in all of us. Everykid, if you will, that perhaps Margaret Wise Brown does not.

Looking over the bracket, I’ve noticed it’s YA against Early Childhood.  Who will win? Who has the most staying power?

Who should be my final TWO?  HELP!

Tell me what your thoughts are.