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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

Take the 2018 British Books Challenge!

The British Books Challenge is a great way to read and review authors from Britain and have a chance to win prizes and discuss great books with new people.

5 Literary Games to Electrify Your Book Club

Literary games that will spruce up your book club or teen program in a public or school library. Charades, basketball games and more are listed.

The Power of the Book Talk and Why School Libraries Matter

School Libraries Matter is a growing hashtag on social media surrounding the drastic removal of qualified school librarians from the UK.

10 Books Like Harry Potter For After You’ve Finished Rowling’s Series

What to read after you've read the Harry Potter series. A look at several young adult books that will keep readers going for a long time.

How to Make Your Own Comic Book Bookmarks

A tutorial on how to make your own comic book bookmarks using old or discarded comic books, some string, and some adhesive cardstock,

10 Fictional Dogs that Help With The Loss of Your Own

Smart, funny and lovable dogs to read about in memory of dogs you've lost.

15 Good Books For Teens They Recommend Right Now

A high school librarian shares the 15 books his kids won't stop recommending to each other.

Cool Comics Places: Dave’s Comics in Brighton, UK.

Dave's Comics in Brighton UK is a unique comic book shop filled with toys, games, posters, back issue comics and of course graphic novels.

To the Person Who Stole My Calvin and Hobbes Books

That time when someone stole the majority of my Calvin and Hobbes from my bookshelf. I reflect on what the books have taught me over the years.

Mystery Skype: Inject Some Excitement Into Your Book Club!

A Mystery Skype is played by having two groups asking yes or no question of each other in order to ascertain where in the world each other are.

8 Awkward Questions for SUPER AWKWARD author Beth Garrod

An interview with Beth Garrod, author of Super Awkward and the recently published Truly Madly Awkward, books about surviving teen life.

Ideas on Starting a Teen Book Club in Your School Library

Starting a teen book club can be daunting. Here are some tips for starting one that will hopefully make the process a little easier.

Cool Bookish Places: Crooked Timber Books

Crooked Timber Books in Digby, Nova Scotia Canada is a beautiful bookshop overlooking a serene harbour. Filled with great books, it's not to be missed.

My Favourite Bookstagram Locations in the UK

Places around the UK that are ideal for taking photos of the books you are currently reading are highlighted and discussed.

Hosting a Book Award: The Most Fun You’ll Have in Your School Library This Year

Hosting a high school book award puts you in touch with great authors, lets you meet new students and teachers, and helps create a buzz around reading.