Katie Moench

Katie Moench is a librarian, runner, and lover of baked goods. A school librarian in the Upper Midwest, Katie lives with her husband and dog and spends her free time drinking coffee, trying new recipes, and adding to her TBR.

Spine-Chilling Horror for Middle Schoolers

Readers of all ages are looking for creepy books to set a fall reading mood. Here are some of the scariest horror books for middle schoolers.

10 Epistolary Novels for Literary Letter Lovers

Love a book written in letters, documents, text messages, or other such ephemera? Pick up these epistolary novels.

Speaking Truth To Power: A History of Political Cartoons

For hundred of years, commentators have spoken truth to power and sparked heated public conversations using political cartoons.

12 Books for the Transition to Middle School

Give these books to the young people you know getting ready to head to middle school.

An Introduction to Irish Crime Fiction

Irish crime fiction is more than just Tana French! Here are some of the essential books to read in this subgenre, including Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan.

Go Wild With These Bug Books for Preschool Readers

If you have a bug-obsessed little one, these bug books for preschool readers help them learn new facts and marvel at bug pictures, like Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal.

The Devilish History of the Wicked Bible

Was it a typo or was it a deliberate sabotage? Get to know the history of the "wicked Bible."

How Much Time and Money Does it Take to Maintain a Little Free Library?

If you've thought of starting one, but were wondering about the cost of a Little Free Library, this will give you an idea of what to expect.

The History of the Cherokee Phoenix, the First Native Language Newspaper

The Cherokee Phoenix was the first indigenous newspaper in the U.S., starting in 1828, and it is still reporting today.

Great Book Subscription Boxes for Kids

From boxes for babies to older kids, find the best book subscription boxes for kids for them to devour during reading time.