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by Marsha Qualey Here in the upper Midwest most of us are waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’ve had a hint of winter, and we all suspect the real thing will arrive soon.  Meanwhile, the landscape is brown, with the occasional flash of color from holiday trimmings, birds, blaze orange outerwear.  The National Book Awards […]

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by Marsha Qualey Thank goodness for public libraries. I’ve been a user and fan for well over 50 years now, but for the last eight months, as I’ve worked with the other bookologists putting together the magazine, I’ve put more book miles on my card than in many years combined. My local library is the […]

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by Marsha Qualey Welcome! It’s the first Tuesday of the month and time to launch a new month of Bookology. Our October Bookstorm™ has as its centerpiece the wonderful picture book Bulldozer’s Big Day, the first time we’ve focused on a picture book for young readers. Bulldozer’s Big Day was written by Sibert honor author […]

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by Marsha Qualey Welcome to Bookology. Thank you for coming back, or checking us out for a first look, or for pausing if you landed here by accident. Returning readers know that each month much of our content is connected to the magazine’s monthly centerpiece: the Bookstorm™, a bibliography of books and websites compiled and […]

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by Marsha Qualey Welcome to the sixth issue of Bookology. This month’s Bookstorm™ Book is Catch You Later, Traitor, the latest novel by Newbery medalist Avi. Set in the 1950s in New York City during the era of communist-hunting, the novel explores the long and frightening reach of government into private lives under the guise […]

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by Marsha Qualey I made my professional entrance into the world of children’s books in the early 1990s when the first of my YA novels was published. One thing that has changed drastically since then is the increased media coverage; YA lit is an especially big show right now. While you still run across some […]

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by Marsha Qualey The confluence of science and art is at the heart of this month’s Bookstorm™ book, Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh. In conversations about school curriculum, STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) turned into STEAM (+arts) quite some time ago. But why were science and art ever detached from each other? I suspect the truth […]

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  by Marsha Qualey Happy Birthday, Nancy Drew! For the last few days it’s been hard to navigate online without stumbling across some celebratory musing about the titian-haired heroine turning 85. Which main characters from recent YA and children’s lit do you think could be the subject of such attention eight decades down the road? […]

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by Marsha Qualey It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and all the Winding Oak bookologists are a bit breathless but happy to be opening this second issue of Bookology. We’ve been so gratified by the warm response to the magazine. Thank you. In this April edition you’ll find another Bookstorm™ at the center of […]

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From the Editor: Welcome

by Marsha Qualey Welcome to Bookology. What began almost a year ago as a conversation among colleagues has now taken shape and arrived on your virtual doorstep: an e-magazine dedicated to nurturing the essential conversation about the role of children’s books in the K-8 classroom. That meeting was convened by Vicki and Steve Palmquist, owners […]