Hi! I work in a Chicago-suburb library where I am lucky enough to get to spend most of my time exclusively on library services to ages 0-6 and their caregivers. When I’m not spending my time working with beginning readers, you can likely find me over at my storytime blog: Storytime Katie.
I began working on this blog in January of 2015. Nearly a year ago, I had taken a new position as an early literacy specialist. It made me want to learn more about purchasing and evaluating readers in the library world. Since most major review journals will only have a few reader reviews and the level systems vary from publisher to publisher, this turned into a bigger project than I originally anticipated. And since I was doing all this research and investing this time, I wanted to share it with others in the hopes that we can all step up our games and become reader experts.