Alyson Beecher is an educator, writing mentor, book geek, and blogger. I say that I have to read children's and YA literature because of my job but really I just love Picture Books, MG and YA books. During the day, I work with elementary students. My passion is getting my students excited about books, reading, and writing.  I also believe that it is critical to partner with teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, booksellers, and publishers to support efforts to connect children and teens to books.  With that in mind, I have also co-founded the grassroots organization Bridge to Books with Alethea (@frootjoos, Read Now, Sleep Later). 

When I don't have my nose in a book, I enjoy hanging with friends, cooking, listening to music, or seeing a live performance.

Books are nearly always better than their movie version, and I am more likely to become a complete babbling fool in the presence of my favorite authors than some famous movie star.


  1. OOPS- Wrong website about NaNoWriMo Sorry about that. I need to email you and ask something.

    Heather, brain fried

  2. I too am a middle school teacher. I used to tell everyone that I had to review middle grade and YA books before I could put them on my shelves. Then My shelves grew so large I had to finally admit it was because I love the genre. Glad I stumbled onto your blog

  3. This is a great resource. From a real person, Barb Bohan

  4. Hello,
    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA will have two Kadir Nelson exhibitions in December and January. Kadir will give a personal gallery tour on February 19th at 1 p.m. The WE ARE THE SHIP exhibition runs through June. Visit www.carlemuseum.org for more information.