Wednesday, April 4, 2012

International Children’s Book Day

Great Books to Read and the International Children’s Book Day

Well, here is another post on a day, week or month that you probably never heard of before.

However, I think this holiday is really one to remember. As school librarian for StarShine, I know a little bit about books for children. There are so many really good books and I have read many of them to grades kindergarten to the 6th grade. Here are a few that the kids have read or I have read to them:

  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • Bridge to Terabethia
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Narnia – The Quest for Aslan
  • The Market Square Dog
  • The Last of the Really Great Whongdoodles
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Barn
  • Wind Catcher

It has always been a challenge to find books for the high school students. Two favorite authors are Mitch Albom and Dave Pelzer. Here are a few titles that are always requested:

  • Tuesdays With Morrie
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • A Man named Dave
  • The Lost Boy
  • Help Yourself

You might wonder how I manage to find books for the school library with no budget. I often trade my personal books in for credit at my favorite used bookstore, and then use the credits to buy books for StarShine. One time I received a bonanza of a $100 gift credit at that very same bookstore. What fun that was, picking out all those books. We also have a lot of used books donated and some new ones, also. On occasion I purchase some books or badger my friends to do so. On my 80th birthday a friend gifted me with six new books for the school library.

Happy International Children’s Book Day to you.

By Lois Jamieson

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