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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?

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 […]