Author Archives: Valerie Byrd Fort

About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am an Instructor for the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina. I am a mom. This is my blog about all the things. My opinion is my own.

Happy New Year! 2020 Reading Plan Ideas!

Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were special, relaxing, and everything you needed to get ready for a brand new year. I’ve seen so many “decade in review” posts the last few days…I’m not even going to try…my … Continue reading

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#Cybils – Book Review Blitz!

I have been reading SO MANY picture books and board books for Cybils! Here are some reviews of just one stack… Ogilvy by Underwood – Ogilvy is a bunny who is new to town. One day, Ogilvy decides to go … Continue reading

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#IMWAYR It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 10.14.19

*Links to books mentioned below are to my Amazon affiliate page! I use any money I make with these links to purchase books for my weekly giveaway!  Opinions are my own!  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books … Continue reading

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Book Review – Pride Colors

I am a Cybils Round 1 Judge for Fiction Picture Books/Board Books! The nomination period for the public is open NOW! If you know of an excellent book that deserves a nod, nominate it here by October 15: http://www.cybils.com/2019/10/the-2019-cybils-nominations-are-now-open.html As a Round … Continue reading

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Peek-a-Bruce – Book Review

I am so excited to be a Cybils Round 1 Judge for Fiction Picture Books/Board Books! The nomination period for the public is open NOW! If you know of an excellent book that deserves a nod, nominate it here by October 15: http://www.cybils.com/2019/10/the-2019-cybils-nominations-are-now-open.html … Continue reading

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This Beach Is Loud! – Book Review

I am so excited to be a Cybils Round 1 Judge for Fiction Picture Books/Board Books! The nomination period for the public is open NOW! If you know of an excellent book that deserves a nod, nominate it here by … Continue reading

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Superhero Story Time!

As you may know, I work at the University of South Carolina and they currently have an AMAZING comic book exhibit going on – read about it here.  Superheroes and comic books go hand in hand, so it was only … Continue reading

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