KR-How long have you been a librarian?
LP-I have been a librarian for almost 9 years – all at St. Michael School.
KR-What books are our kids reading? Can you tell us some of their favorites?
LP-Our students read a wide variety of books. Non-fiction books on animals, history, sports, and science are among their favorites. The younger children enjoy series such as Magic Tree House, Henry and Mudge, and A to Z Mysteries. Picture books by Jan Brett, Mo Willems, and Dr. Seuss are very popular as well. The older students love all genres! Fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction, mysteries – they love them all! The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and I Survived series and are always in demand. They also enjoy graphic novels.
KR-In your opinion, what makes a good children’s book? What are your favorites?
LP-To me, a good children’s book captures the reader’s attention. It touches the reader on some level, either by appealing to their emotions, teaching a lesson, or engaging the reader to think more deeply. A good book takes the reader to another time or place. Some of my favorite children’s books are Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, The Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak,The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, and Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.
KR-Thank you Lisa for your opinion and for running a fabulous library!