School Librarians Category

Amazing Eric Ode!

This month let’s give a resounding Library Lions ROAR for the indomitable Eric Ode Children’s author, poet, and songwriter! I met Eric Ode at our local Lake Hills Library where he performed a terrific show for the kids. Then once again when we went to the train museum in Snoqualmie.   Eric has a very busy… Read more

Justina Chen on Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Welcome to Creative Conversations, discussions on the creative process. Find a comfy seat, lean in close and eavesdrop in on our conversation. Today I’m talking with the inspiring, multi-talented, Justina Chen Justina is known for her brilliant, award-winning YA novels. Her forthcoming novel, LOVELY, DARK & DEEP is due out July 31 with Scholastic. A… Read more

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries Blog Tour

Welcome to the TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: Histories and Mysteries Blog Tour Published by Walden Pond Press, an Imprint of HarperCollins ISBN: 978-0062418869 Publication Date: June 26, 2018 By Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson Library Lions Roar gives a Mighty Paw of Approval for this fascinating book! We’re thrilled to be the first post on… Read more

Rose Hill Middle School Librarian Roars!

Welcome to Library Lions interviews. We Raise a Roar for libraries and the outstanding librarians serving youth in schools and public libraries across the U.S. Please Roar our first guest for 2017 teacher-librarian Bethany Steirer! Hi there! I am Bethany Steirer, and I am the librarian at Rose Hill Middle School in beautiful Redmond, Washington…. Read more


Today we’re thrilled to welcome acclaimed author Justina Chen to Library Lions. Check out her newest book and hear her Roar!   Justina Chen is an award-winning novelist for young adults whose most recent book, A Blind Spot for Boys, is a Booklist Top Romance for Teens. North of Beautiful was named a Best Book of… Read more


  Happy July! Author Ginger Wadsworth has agreed to swing by to share her books and her Library Love with us here on Library Lions. Take it away Ginger.   Ginger at Yosemite National Park. Half Dome in the background. Hello! My name is Ginger Wadsworth, and my newest book is Yosemite’s Songster: One Coyote’s Story, illustrated… Read more


Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Author Aimee Reid is stopping by LL this month to share her  books and her Library Love.     Aimee is a mom, children’s author, former teacher, avid reader, and library lover. Her book, Mama’s Day with Little Gray is published by Random House Children’s Books. Aimee’s next book, Welcome to… Read more


Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Author Maureen McQuerry has stopped by to share her newest book and her Library Love. Take it away Maureen! I write YA and MG novels that have a mythical bent. If someone were to ask me what my books have in common, I might say this: they end up wandering into… Read more


  Welcome to Library Lions interviews Raising a Roar for libraries and the outstanding librarians serving youth in schools and public libraries across the U.S. Please Roar today’s guest, Stuart Levy.     (Stuart pictured here on left with author Chris Crutcher.)   I am the teacher-librarian at Inza R. Wood Middle School in Wilsonville, Oregon…. Read more


Happy 2014! We’re roaring in our fifth year here at Library Lions! Special thanks to everyone of you who have participated on our blog over the past four years. Your interviews showcasing the innovative youth programs in school and public libraries have inspired us all. We can’t wait to hear from more librarians this year. Thanks also to the… Read more