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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

CHRISTINA DORR is an award-winning librarian, author, and national presenter with years of children's books experience. She has served on a number of state and national award committees including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Geisel Award, and Stonewall. She has reviewed for Hornbook Guide and has reviewed and written for several other journals including School Library Journal, Book Links, School Library Connection, and more. For many years Christina has presented on the best children's and young adult literature. An author of teacher/librarian resource books, she publishes through American Library Association. She is also the author of, What's NEW in Children's Books and Strategies, Tools, and Resources for Using Them in Your Program, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Join Christina for an outstanding day! Going well beyond simply familiarizing you with the best, new books, Christina will introduce you to scores of ideas for using them in your program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"This was incredibly helpful! It's tough to find time to keep up with all the most recently published books! Thank you for compiling and sharing all these great, new titles and key details about them."
- Nicole Ziegele, Teacher

"Very well done. I'm leaving with lots of books I want to purchase! Christina was a great and insightful presenter. Wonderful job - thank you!"
- Jessica Bower, Librarian

"Today was such a joy! Christina is so knowledgeable and passionate about children's literature. Thanks to her, I now have a lot of great resources. This was a wonderful and enlightening seminar!"
- Lindsey Longchamp, Librarian

"This is my fourth children's literature seminar. I'm leaving with a cart full of books that will be ordered tomorrow when I return to school. I really enjoyed the suggested teaching strategies and tools for the books that were presented. "
- Heather Thomas, Library Media Specialist

"What a fabulous seminar! So many great ideas for books to get for my library and ways to use them in lessons. I loved all of the anecdotal side notes with introduced books/authors/ illustrators! Thanks for a great day!"
- Lynne Smith, Library Media Specialist

"This was FANTASTIC. I learned so much and I'm so excited to add books to my collection and use Christina's resources to teach them. Absolutely worth every minute. "
- Christine Wells, Librarian

"Wonderful, informative, and engaging content. I am excited to return to my school to implement what I learned! "
- Tori Hopper, Children's Services & Programming Coordinator

"Christina is so knowledgeable! Great variety of books covered along with curriculum connections. I will definitely come back next year!"
- Linda Sawyer, School Librarian / Information Specialist

"This was such a wonderful seminar that I wish I could sit through it a second time! I feel empowered to make strong selections for my library, and so grateful for the strategies, tips and resources shared today."
- Kirsten Funderburk, Librarian

"Ms. Dorr is an obvious books lover and shared that passion well. I'm so excited to share these titles with my students."
- Mindy Romanosky, Teacher