MY name is Amy Broadmoore. I have a M.S. in library science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and I have taught for three years as a school librarian. I have also served for two years as a Cybils nonfiction book awards judge.
I started blogging about children’s books at Delightful Children’s Books back in 2010. A lot has changed since then. In 2010, my kids were 1, 3 and 6. At the time, I was passionate about raising three kids who were curious, creative and loved books and reading.
Today — after earning my master’s degree and working as a school librarian — I am passionate about helping school and public librarians support high quality classroom instruction. I want to help raise a generation of kids who are curious, creative and love books and reading. I am a big believer in the importance of investing in public schools and public libraries to give all kids opportunities.
On The Curious Kid’s Librarian, you’ll find…
I. Nonfiction book recommendations
When students read nonfiction books, their vocabularies expand. Reading informational texts in kindergarten thru 12th grades prepares students to read the informational texts they will need to read to succeed in college, career and life. For this reason, the Common Core Standards emphasize the importance of having kids read more informational texts.
Furthermore — and equally valuable — incorporating high quality nonfiction books into the curriculum can bring subjects students are studying to life.
II. Tips for teaching research skills effectively
Teaching students research skills should not be an afterthought, worked into the curriculum when time permits. To the contrary, teaching students research skills is central to preparing students for college and creating lifelong learners. To succeed in college, career and life, students need to be able to ask and answer questions independently. They need to be able to differentiate fact from fiction, cite reliable sources and avoid plagiarism.
This blog is for:
- school librarians
- classroom teachers
- principals & administrators
- children’s & teen librarians
- school outreach librarians
…and others who are passionate about raising curious kids who love books and reading.
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email: amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com