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About Maeve Visser Knoth

Maeve Visser Knoth is currently a children’s librarian for the San Mateo County Library in San Mateo, California. She has, over the years, worked as a public librarian, school librarian, teacher, and bookseller, and is a reviewer for The Horn Book Guide.

What Ails Bibliotherapy?

The Broken Cat

Mention the word bibliotherapy, and children’s librarians and booksellers have similar tales to tell. The stories go something like this: a well-intentioned parent comes in and asks for a book about death. When questioned further, she explains that her child’s grandmother is dying and the child needs some books to help her understand what is […]