With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

Be up to date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for children
Pair new items to create storytimes and other programs

This overview of must have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.




Original broadcast January 30, 2020

Biography ~ Jill Burket Ragase

Jill Burket Ragase is the Literacy Content and Logistics Manager for Blue Manatee Literacy Project, a non-profit children’s bookstore and literacy outreach program. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is a former Children’s and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Biography ~ Amy Schardein
Amy Schardein, MLS, is a Children’s Librarian in Covington, KY for the Kenton County Public Library  where she has specialized in early childhood work for over fifteen years.  She plans and presents programs, manages book collections, writes and manages grants and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children’s Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome.  Amy plays her ukulele and manage the schedule of two teenage children in her spare time.