On Monday, May 8, I met Newbery award-winning author Adam Gidwitz (author of the Grimm series which we own in ebook format – find the books in your library catalog). He was a fantastic storyteller and a really nice guy. One of my favorite moments was when a student asked him if he’d rather die by dragon-fart attack or by drowning in quicksand (read his book The Inquisitor’s Tale (click for book info) to understand this seemingly weird question). He was inspiring to the readers, librarians, and educators in the room, for sure. And on Thursday, May 11, I heard the authors in Miss Maiden’s class read from their new book (see photos below). It’s always exciting to hear authors read their own words. What an amazing week of books and authors!
I recently presented a webinar for INFOhio (recording here) and suggested some great books to read over the summer. Not my best presentation, surely (I need a LIVE audience with FACES), but some really really great reading ideas for everyone.
Click on the image above for a list of titles.
Elaine Fultz, SLMS/mls
I love being a school librarian. My profession is a perfect blend of encouraging curiosity and learning with both educators and students.