About Us


Thank you for making CLCD part of your week through Read & Shine, our brand-new newsletter and online resource for all things children’s and YA books and libraries. We hope that you enjoy opening these as much as we enjoy creating them.

If you like professionally developed, unbiased, reading related content including themed reading lists, award highlights, author/illustrator interviews, feature articles, and more then you will love Read & Shine where there is something for everyone. Librarians will have a reliable resource for collection development and reader’s advisory free of marketing influence by publishers and booksellers.

Teachers can find themed reading lists that they can connect to their curriculum in the classroom. Parents will have a place to turn when they are looking for the “just right” title for their child while students will have a resource for award winning literature.

Thank you for taking this journey and we hope you will wake up to Read & Shine with us every week!


About Betsy Davison

Betsy is a professional librarian with over 10 years experience as a School Library Media Specialist, Youth Services Librarian, Academic Librarian and even a brief stint as a Medical Librarian. Aside from her role at CLCD contributing themed lists and newsletter features, she spends her time caring for and reading to her two-year old daughter, Gertrude and infant son, Leo.

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