Katie Palazzola

About Katie Palazzola

Katie is a lifelong reader, and enjoys sharing her passion for books with teachers and students as a Literacy and Education Coordinator at Booksource. She was lucky enough to be read to every single day of her childhood, and believes every kid deserves the opportunity to have the joy of reading instilled and nurtured. She also loves to travel, hike, make things out of other things and hang out with her amazing family.

2017 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners and Honorees to Add to Your Classroom Library

Spring has arrived, and while I’ve mostly filled my time wondering what happened to February and stocking up on Zyrtec, I’ve also carved out a few moments to read some lovely books–among them the 2017 Caldecott and Newbery medal winners and honorees. This year’s awards recognized beautiful children’s lit that shouldn’t be missed, and I […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Feature|0 Comments

Are You Ready for the 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards? A Look Back at the 2016 Medal Winners and Honorees

The medals are coming!

In a matter of days the American Library Association (ALA) will announce Caldecott and Newbery medal winners. (The announcements will take place on Monday, January 23 at 8 a.m. EST and are being live-streamed on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, so anyone can watch!)

My inner book nerd is all a-flurry […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Book Recommendation, classroom libraries, Feature|Comments Off on Are You Ready for the 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards? A Look Back at the 2016 Medal Winners and Honorees

Crises and Crusades: Support Content Area Literacy with These Historical Titles by Albert Marrin

Albert Marrin is a well-regarded author of juvenile nonfiction. Having penned over three dozen titles, he is not only prolific but also award-winning, and clearly dedicated to bringing history to life for his readers.

I recently spent some time with three of Marrin’s titles: A Volcano Beneath the Snow, FDR and the American Crisis and Thomas […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Book Recommendation, Classroom Ideas, Feature, High School, Social Studies|Comments Off on Crises and Crusades: Support Content Area Literacy with These Historical Titles by Albert Marrin