My name is Janet Dawson, and I am the K-8 librarian at six schools (two middle and four elementary) in the Hampden–Wilbraham Regional School District, Massachusetts. One of the most important parts of my job is connecting students and teachers with great books.
We’re lucky to live in a world where fantastic children’s books are published every week. Every day I review a book published this year. Although I may mention things about books that I don’t like (“Cons”), I only choose books for which I feel I can give a mostly positive review.
I try to find books that would appeal to kids and/or fit in well with the elementary school curriculum. All books come from my local public library, and I do not benefit in any way from my reviews (except for the warm, fuzzy feeling of sharing good books with readers).
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