Publications

Stories, Songs and Stretches: Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement 

Published by ALA Editions, 2017.

Scherrer clarifies the issues involved in using yoga in storytime and distills the relevant information to present a guide enabling any librarian to present an authentic yoga movement storytime. For the librarian looking for more mindful use of movement in storytime, this book is a must-have. Written for the public librarian to be used in presenting preschool storytime, this book would be helpful to any early childhood educator, parent, or guardian who wishes to use yoga as a movement tool to support early learning.” – Reference and User Services Quarterly

“Programming professionals will find this a worthwhile resource to enhance their current programs.” – Booklist (September 2017)

“Those curious about starting a yoga storytime program will find this slim volume a solid jumping-off point.” – School Library Journal (July 2017)

Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

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Coauthored by Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer.

Published by ALA Editions, 2016.

Essential for both public and school librarians who serve the many diverse ELL populations living in the United States.” – School Library Journal, Starred Review

This is an essential purchase for libraries looking to establish bilingual early literacy programming, and an excellent resource for those who wish to grow and improve existing bilingual services.” – Public Libraries, May/June 2017

…a unique book…recommended[ed]…to anyone interested in implementing bilingual storytimes in English and Spanish.” – Webjunction

…provides a well-articulated rationale for bilingual programming and outreach.” – School Library Journal, Libro por Libro

“…address[es] why it is so important to provide unique services to bilingual children and outreach to their families.” – Booklist

Endorsed by prolific author and founder of the Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros program, Pat Mora.

Additional Publications and Features

Webjunction Webinar: “Before Bilingual Storytime: The Outreach Bridge to Engaging Latino and Spanish-speaking Families”

Library Juice Academy: “Interview with Katie Scherrer

Kent State University School of Library and Information Science: “Second Language Inspires Alumna to Serve Latino Community

“Bilingual Storytime,” a chapter in Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries, edited by Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo and published by Libraries Unlimited, 2011.

Webjunction: “Reaching Out to Learn about the Spanish-Speaking Population