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,

8 of the Best Potty Training Books

The best books for potty training are ones that help children become comfortable with understanding their bodies. Find them here, starting with Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power! Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle.

Library Displays I Want To Try in My Elementary School Library

8 Children’s Books About Frogs

Find a mix of fictional and nonfiction children's books about frogs to teach young readers about the delightful world of frogs. Start with A Frog Ate My Sandwich! by Christine Durkin and Mousam Banerjee.

8 Middle Grade Magical Realism Novels to Read Right Now

It's time to find the magic. Discover some of the best middle grade magical realism novels for you and middle schoolers to read.

8 Picture Books To Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month and share these picture books with the youngest readers in your life.

20 Must-Read Short Stories on Audio

These must-read short stories on audio will help you break out of reading slumps and give you a taste of an author's style, like Some People Have Real Problems by Brit Bennett.

How To Create Aesthetic Bookshelves

If you’re looking for a push to create or refresh your own little oasis, I’ve got you. Find out how to create your own aesthetic bookshelves.

8 Books About Exercise For All Bodies

Bodies you don't see when it comes to exercise: fat bodies, disabled bodies, senior bodies, pregnant bodies. These books show 'em.

Picture Books to Encourage Divergent Thinking

Use these awesome picture books to teach children that there are lots of ways to think about a situation and lots of possible outcomes, too.

Why Roald Dahl Does Not Deserve a Second Chance

Roald Dahl was a hateful person who included that vitriol in his books. His work doesn't deserve to be sanitized.