Ashlie Swicker

Ashlie (she/her) is an educator, librarian, and writer. She is committed to diversifying the reading lives of her students and supporting fat acceptance as it intersects with other women’s issues. She's also perpetually striving to learn more about how she can use her many privileges to support marginalized groups. Interests include learning how to roller skate with her local roller derby team, buying more books than she'll ever read, hiking with her husband and sons, and making lists to avoid real work. You can find her on Instagram (@ashlieelizabeth), Twitter (@mygirlsimple) or at her website, www.ashlieswicker.com.

Zoom Into A Good Read: 4 Ways Libraries Hype Books Virtually

This librarian has seen some truly creative ideas for how libraries hype books virtually, and she's here to share the wealth.

Welcome Back Lessons for School Librarians Struggling Through a Pandemic

An elementary school librarian shares Welcome Back lessons for teaching during a pandemic.

50 of the Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks

Read on for 50 of the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks you can listen to right now with a subcription, from memoirs to nonfiction to kid's lit and more.

7 Summer Tasks for School Librarians

A librarian compiles seven tasks that can make a school librarian’s life easier in August when the students come rushing back. 

Middle Grade Magic: Great Books for 7th Graders

Read Me Another, Dad: 12 of the Best Books for Father’s Day

Gifting to a dad who loves to read with his kids? Helping one pick a new piece of fiction to get lost in? Read on for the best books for Father's Day!

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: 8 Picture Books About Changing Seasons

These picture books about seasons celebrate either a single season or the magic of cycling through the seasons that return to us every year.

Reading Tips for Parents To Help Beginning Readers

Find yourself suddenly teaching a beginning reader? These reading tips for parents can give you a lifeline as you get started.

Kid Lit Authors Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis and Quarantine

Amid the COVID-19 crisis and quarantine, kidlit authors are offering read alouds, drawing lessons, and other free resources for education and entertainment.

Staying Connected as a Solo School Librarian

Celebrating Awards Season in the Library

A school librarian shares info about the Youth Media Awards, ways to celebrate awards season in the library, and some bonus predictions!

Rioters Share Surprising Secrets: The Harry Potter Confessions

So many readers have a personal connection to the Harry Potter series, some of them weirder than others. Here, Rioters spill their Harry Potter confessions.

15 Books Like LORD OF THE RINGS

Whether you’re not interested in Frodo’s journey or want to read something that scratches the same itch, these are the best books like Lord of the Rings.

Bookish Clothing for Fat Folks

Check out this roundup of plus size bookish clothing for fat folks and find your way to clothing that feels good and represents your interests.

8 Librarian-Recommended Picture Books for Summer Reading Challenges

A librarian rounds up some favorite recent picture books for summer reading challenges, and to help kids embrace the magic of reading.

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