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The cover of Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters

Glorious Days: An Interview with Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville was born on May 16, 1950 in Syracuse, NY. As a young man he often got into trouble for skirting chores to duck away and read everything from Mary Poppins to Doctor Doolittle. As Coville grew up he held many odd jobs: grave digger, toymaker, cookware salesman, just to name a few. Eventually he became an elementary school teacher, teaching second and fourth graders.

Kid at computer

Kid-Friendly and Library-Compatible

During the recent holiday season, I had a lot of parents asking me about readers and tablets for their children. Though I’m not a big pusher of technology for my own child, I always try and keep an open mind when it comes to my patrons. I started to do some snooping around, attempting to find kid-friendly, parent-controlled, and library-compatible tablets and readers for kids. Below are my top choices: