03 June, 2014

Librarians rock

So Spotty Chop is taking part in a committee to choose the “best” book of 2014. The kids had to commit to reading 10 new books this year, and at the end of the year they will vote on things like:
Best Cover
Best Male Character
Best Female Character
Best Story


Spotty has read:
Almost Super - Marion Jensen
Jackpot - Gordon Korman
A Snicker of Magic - Natalie Lloyd

The next book was just chosen:
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

So far Spotty has loved each of the books he’s read. Almost Super seems to be his fav right now.

So the Children’s librarian (Mr. S) sent out an email to the parents of the participating kids of the “Cartwheel awards” staying that he was going to the Book expo in NY and wanted to try and get signed books for the kids. I didn’t tell Spotty why I wanted a list of his favorite authors, but this is what he came up with

1              Dave Roman - Astronaut Academy
2              J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter
3              Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure
4              Tom Angleberger - Origami Yoda
5              Ursula Vernon - Dragonbreath
6              Jeff Kinney - diary of a wimpy kid
7              Suzanne Selfors - Imaginary Veterinary
8              Stephen/Lucy Hawkins - George’s secret key to the universe
9              Bryan Chick - The Secret Zoo
10           Jay Epstein/Andrew Jacobson - The Familiars
11           Jon Scieszka - Spaceheadz
12           Dav Pilkey  - Captain Underpants
13           Lenore Look - Alvin Ho
14           Samurai Kids: White Crane - Sandy Fussell
15           Kate Klimo - Dragon Keepers

Well I went to the library today and Mr. S got Spotty the next in the Timmy Failure series!!! Spotty Chop is going to be reading a book that doesn’t get to bookstores until the end of OCTOBER! His head is going to EXPLODE when he finds out. The only bummer is that Stephan Pastis doesn’t personalize books (to save time) – but what he did do is draw a picture of the main character.

I just think this is so Fing awesome. Spotty recently mentioned that he may  become both a video game maker AND a librarian!