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Paula Willey
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Attended Pratt Institute
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Some pretty picture books for Spring - watch for my column every six weeks in the Life & Travel section of the Baltimore Sun!
Editor's note: This week, we're introducing a new regular contributor to Life & Travel. Paula Willey of the Baltimore County Public Library will explore and recommend books for young readers.
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Drinking by the book: Advil Calendar 2014 BLACK VODKA HELICOPTERS Edition with SPECIAL GUEST Blythe Woolston
This is my autograph book.  Yes I know nobody has an autograph book anymore, but just call me Anne Shirley, and shut up. Or don't. Don't call me Anne Shirley. In fact, I'll kill anyone who calls me Anne Shirley. I've never even read Anne of Green Gables and...
This is my autograph book. Yes I know nobody has an autograph book anymore, but just call me Anne Shirley, and shut up. Or don't. Don't call me Anne Shirley. In fact, I'll kill anyone who calls me Anne Shirley. I've never even read Anne of Green Gables and I would never wear my hair like that.
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Oh what did Della wear, boy? Advil Calendar Year IV -- The bitter and the sweet
I can't find my orange comb. Where is my orange comb? Such a ridiculous thing to find yourself asking. Ou et la plume de ma tante? Donde esta mi peine naranjo? It's been missing off and on all year - I'll find it and be like, "God dammit, HERE's my orange c...
I can't find my orange comb. Where is my orange comb? Such a ridiculous thing to find yourself asking. Ou et la plume de ma tante? Donde esta mi peine naranjo? It's been missing off and on all year - I'll find it and be like, "God dammit, HERE's my orange comb!" In the toiletry bag I use for ...
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Your Neighborhood Librarian Makes a List
A long time ago, a woman who had just moved back to Spain from Argentina told me a funny story about getting things done.  (Was it Venezuela? One or the other.) We were talking about regional differences in spoken Spanish and she said she once found herself...
A long time ago, a woman who had just moved back to Spain from Argentina told me a funny story about getting things done. (Was it Venezuela? One or the other.) We were talking about regional differences in spoken Spanish and she said she once found herself describing her day to a neighbor: ...
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I'll look to like - One thing that I like about book covers this weekend
A lot of people who work with books take book covers kind of personally. It goes like this: One part "I love you I want you to look beautiful and cool" One part "Don't make me look at your lame design" 5 parts "How do you expect me to sell this book when it...
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Aka The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston FOR THE WIN.
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One of the nice things about taking a more laissez-faire approach to the holidays this year is that we've spent our after-kid-bedtime hours at leisure, and not wrapping or baking or cleaning or shopping online. Although I'll admit to a bitty little studio6 ...
One of the nice things about taking a more laissez-faire approach to the holidays this year is that we've spent our after-kid-bedtime hours at leisure, and not wrapping or baking or cleaning or shopping online. Although I'll admit to a bitty little studio6 fetish this year.
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Return to Litte Tavern on the Prairie: The Advil Calendar 2014 WEEK TWO - Week of EXCITING GUESTS! Day One
Hi there. It's Monday! We're halfway through December and true to rum-soaked form, Your Neighborhood Librarian finally has her crap together enough to start posting the Advil Calendar with some regularity. You're going to want to tune in to this, because I ...
Hi there. It's Monday! We're halfway through December and true to rum-soaked form, Your Neighborhood Librarian finally has her crap together enough to start posting the Advil Calendar with some regularity. You're going to want to tune in to this, because I have a whole week of Exciting Guests to ...
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Your Neighborhood Librarian Does New York
Oy. The number of posts I've started with "Oy." It's many. I usually go back and delete it, but not this time I don't think. We've just returned home from New York City. I love New York. I love New York like a really great tree or a crazy friend I don't see...
Oy. The number of posts I've started with "Oy." It's many. I usually go back and delete it, but not this time I don't think. We've just returned home from New York City. I love New York. I love New York like a really great tree or a crazy friend I don't see that often, or, or - like a city I ...
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Fucking amazing, excuse my astronaut-speak. All these people who say it's like Apollo 13 meets Robinson Crusoe - that's about right. But without the baggage of Crusoe and not...
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6 Things That Piss Me Off About Book Covers This Evening
1). NO MAS. The handwritten title. NO! MAS! If you are not a person who arranges books for display more than about an hour every week, you may not have noticed all these, with their klutzy lower-case cursive r's and their anemic a's and l's. But I am, and I...
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Librarian, Critic, Hypnotist
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  • Baltimore County Public Library
    Librarian, 2004 - present
  • unadulterated.us
    Children's book critic, 2007 - present
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Children's and YA literature critic for School Library Journal, Booklist, Unadulterated.us, and just about anyone else who will hire me. Occasional app reviewer for SLJ's Touch and Go blog. Once and future Cybils panelist and judge. Children's literature commentator on Maryland's NPR station, WYPR. Librarian, mom, amateur cocktaileuse.
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  • Pratt Institute
    MLS
  • New York University
    MA
  • Case Western Reserve University
    BA
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