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From the Editor


by Mar­sha Qua­ley

Nancy2Hap­py 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?

This month’s Book­storm™ book is a graph­ic nov­el, Lowrid­ers in Space. The hero­ine of the sto­ry, Lupe, gives Nan­cy D. a run for her mon­ey in con­fi­dence, skills, and road­sters. What’s more, Lupe — like Nan­cy — keeps com­pa­ny with two fine friends.  Vic­ki Palmquist, Bookol­o­gist extra­or­di­naire, has done her usu­al ter­rif­ic job of com­pil­ing a storm of good read­ing to enjoy in the class­room or at your leisure.

I’m hap­py to announce three new reg­u­lar addi­tions to the Bookol­o­gy line-up. We sneaked one in a week ago: Mid­dle King­dom, a month­ly vis­it with a mid­dle school librar­i­an. Author Lisa Bullard wran­gles these inter­views, and the first librar­i­an spot­light­ed is Lau­rie Amster-Bur­ton of Jane Addams Mid­dle School in Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton. If you know a hard-work­ing mid­dle school librar­i­an, email us with the info!

Mau­r­na Rome returns, and she’ll now be writ­ing reg­u­lar­ly about her class­room lit­er­a­cy work (and the work of oth­ers) in Teach It For­ward. Green eggs and ham nev­er looked so good.

I’m espe­cial­ly delight­ed to intro­duce two won­der­ful writ­ers to the Bookol­o­gy crew: Jacque­line Brig­gs Mar­tin and Phyl­lis Root. I’m sure many if not most of you are famil­iar with their books. Each month in their new col­umn Two for the Show they’ll dis­cuss two old­er pic­ture books they’ve dis­cov­ered or redis­cov­ered.

And all that (and more) just today — issue launch day, the first Tues­day of the month. Look for even more all through this month as our reg­u­lar columns and fea­tures roll out. 

Thank you for stop­ping in. Now please go explore the third issue of Bookol­o­gy.


One Response to From the Editor

  1. Donna Koppelman May 5, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    How awe­some is this site? Very cool, Mar­sha Q. As always, you rock.

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