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Lucas Maxwell

Raised in a tiny town in Nova Scotia, Canada, Lucas Maxwell grew up on comic books and Nintendo. He's failed at several jobs including stand up comedian, furniture maker, door-to-door salesman, working in a slaughter house and being a fisherman. After realizing that books were more his thing, he took on a Master's Degree in Information & Library Studies and passed with flying…well, whatever is just below aces. After working in a public library in Nova Scotia for a few years, Lucas packed up with his family and moved to the UK where he's now a school librarian in London. He blogs about the fun things he gets to do in the library at Twitter: @lucasjmaxwell

Visit the Voltaire and Rousseau Bookshop in Glasgow

The Voltaire and Rousseau bookshop in Glasgow, Scotland is a truly unique place to visit and a must see for all book lovers around the world.

An Interview with Adrienne Kisner, Author of DEAR RACHEL MADDOW

Dear Rachel Maddow is a sharp YA novel by Adrienne Kisner about a teen named Brynn trying to survive high school (and life in general).

Getting Boys to Read with LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds

Using LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds as a successful way to get boys more interested in reading at the high school level.

5 Reasons to Start a Dungeons & Dragons Club in Your Library

On why starting a Dungeons & Dragons club in your library is a great way to bring in new faces and have a lot of fun in the process.

Join the #ReadWokeUK Reading Challenge!

I was recently inspired by an article in School Library Journal by Librarian Cicely Lewis on how she developed a ...

50 School Libraries to Follow on Instagram

I use Instagram every day to post new books, displays, programs, visitors to the Library and student achievements. I’ve posted ...

27 Books That High School Teachers are Reading Right Now

A list of 27 books that high school teachers in south London, UK are reading right now, as surveyed by the school librarian.

An Interview with Author Muhammad Khan

Author Muhammad Khan sits down with Lucas to discuss his debut novel I Am Thunder, which focuses on a teenage Muslim girl who becomes radicalized.

Cool Bookish Places: Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop in Steyning, West Sussex is a great little bookshop that is well worth a visit. They host author events, workshops and much more.

An Interview with Author Joshua Winning

Joshua Winning is the debut author of Vicious Rumer, a dark and gritty YA thriller about a girl trying to escape the legacy of her mother.

Five Bookish Twitter Chats to Check Out

Finding Bookish Twitter Chats to satisfy your reading needs shouldn’t be laborious. There are some really great ones out there, ...

High School Debate: Are Teens Accurately Represented in YA Literature?

Hosting a high school library debate on whether or not YA literature accurately reflects the lives of teens was a great way to generate discussion.

Author E. Latimer Chats About Writing, Anxiety, and Her Fascination with Oscar Wilde

E. Latimer has always been intrigued by Oscar Wilde. So it comes as no surprise that the YA Fantasy writer ...

5 Ways to Celebrate World Book Day in Your Library

World Book Day is March 1. Here are some ideas for celebrating in your library.

An Interview with Tanaz Bhathena on Her New YA Book A GIRL LIKE THAT

Lucas interviews YA author Tanaz Bhathena about her new book A GIRL LIKE THAT, gender equality and abuse in modern-day Saudi Arabia, and more.