About Katie

Hello! I’m Katie and I LOVE children’s, middle grades, and YA literature! I fell in love with young adult literature (and my future husband!) when I was at William & Mary learning to become a secondary English teacher. Fourteen years, three teaching jobs, one baby boy, and two faculty positions later, I am happily an assistant professor of literacy at a small college in Pennsylvania.

I started this blog to introduce teachers, soon-to-be teachers, and parents to current books they could share with readers. And sometimes I can’t help but share teaching ideas that connect with the books I share.

I’ve also started to broaden my blog topics so that I can share ideas from my perspective as a literacy advocate. You can read my first post in this series here

Please follow me at @KCapLiteracy!


  1. Katie! Was glad to find your site. I was wondering how I might submit a book for your review? I see that you reviewed Sunny Side Up by Jenni Holm. She had posted a nice review about our book that you can see on her blog page. I was wondering if you would consider reviewing our book that was just released in print? Thanks for considering it, you can e-mail me at rcruz [at] puppyducks [dot] com – Regards,

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  2. Hey! Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner. Had been dealing with my son who had strep throat. Sending this out in a few! Thanks ever so much! How you doing? Talk soon hopefully!



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