January 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Door By the Staircase | 30-Second Booktalk

We’ve highlighted unusual fowl friends and a classic family drama about learning to love the differences that make us who we are. This month, we crank up the creep factor with Katherine Marsh’s deceptively sweet-looking middle grade fantasy, A Door By the Staircase.


Are you a librarian or teacher who loves to recommend books? Think you can do it in under 30 seconds? Make a video and send it to kparrott@mediasourceinc.com. We may feature it in a future post.

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Kiera Parrott About Kiera Parrott

Kiera Parrott is the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Her favorite books are ones that make her cry—or snort—on public transportation.

A Day-Long Celebration of Fandom-Beloved Stories and Characters
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our inaugural LibraryCon Live! We’re excited to offer this day-long virtual festival for book nerds, librarians, and fans of graphic novels, sci-fi, and fantasy. Network online with other fans and explore our virtual exhibit hall where you’ll hear directly from publishers about their newest books and engage in live chats with featured authors. You’ll also learn from librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event.