I am a middle school librarian (5 - 8th grade). I worked for ten years in a K -8 school and did my internship at a high school. While I could happily work at any age level, I enjoy al Middle schoolers. They are so interesting and unpredictable! The students I work with are good readers who really keep me on my toes. I work in a beautiful library, with amazing colleagues and serve a community that values reading and libraries. I am so lucky to look forward to Mondays.
I like to say that reading is my second job. I read about a book a day, almost exclusively literature for children. While I have my favorite genres, I try to read across all the genres, from picture books (one is never too old for picture books) through YA. I try to blog about each book that I read. While I read, I try to think of which of my students would enjoy the book. My reviews tend to be positive because of this, but I will be honest about what didn't work for me or weaknesses that I perceive.
I am happy to receive review copies from publishers and authors. I can be reached through email: labsnbooks(at)aol(dot)com.