Back in my teaching days, I became friendly with a marvelous lady, Joanne, who was a temporary librarian at my school. She always received rave reviews sharing witty, vocabulary-rich books with the teachers and the children. She also had great ideas for encouraging reading in the elementary age group, having intriguing, eye-catching displays.
One year, Joanne had all the teachers choose one of their favourite books from the library shelves and she took our photos, each of us in the same manner — almost a Kilroy manner. This one was mine.
The Librarian on the Roof!: A True Story by M.G. King is hilarious! The children, hearing it for the first time, were rolling on the library carpet holding their sides. Talk about encouraging reading. If you have a youngster at home or are a teacher and you are not familiar with this silly, side-splitting tale, you should buy it, borrow it, beg it from someone and share it. It will become a favourite both for your children to hear and for you to read. I guarantee that even children who are already readers will love to hear it and those who are not yet readers will love to read it once they are able. A GREAT book!! What is your favourite children’s book?