Sometimes when I find a great book, I look for more books by the same author. Whether it’s more books in a series or just one book, I need to hear everything the author has to say. I feel like I don’t want to leave the author’s world just yet. I have to have more! And when I read a great book, I can’t wait to tell someone about it, to get someone else to join me in the world to talk about it together.

Everyone has different ideas about what makes a good book. That’s why sometimes an author and a book can be rejected by many publishers before it ever gets published. It needs to find that one editor, that one reader who feels like they have just read the greatest book and they have to share it with someone else.

You don’t need to be a publisher to share the books you love. Think of the last book you read that really excited you… ok, got it? It could be a book you read for school, or maybe you found it at the library. Where did you hear about it? I bet for most of you, someone recommended it to you. I bet that once they read it, they couldn’t wait to tell you all about it—careful of course not to give too many spoilers—and once they told you about the book, you couldn’t wait to get your hands on it. Maybe you even came to the library and asked one of my co-workers or me to find it for you. Then, after you read it, you had to share it with someone, too. That’s how I get to know most of the books I’ve read.

If you’re like me, and you can’t wait to share your favorite books and favorite authors. I know there is at least one book or one author that you know that you can’t wait to let the world know about. And now you can! Well, maybe not the world but at least other readers at the Fountaindale Library. You can be our Star of the Month and share your favorites. It’s easy! Fill out a form at the Children’s desk, and if your name is drawn, we will make a display with your name and your favorite book as the star!

I couldn’t resist sharing some of my and Miss Rosemary’s favorite books. Below you’ll find three books by one of my favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo and three of Miss Rosemary’s favorites from three different authors. We can’t wait to hear about your favorites!

Miss Rosemary’s Picks

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Gands with Liz Welch

Such an inspiring and emotional story, I couldn’t put the book down and you will need tissues when you read this.


Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

The books feature your favorite fairy tale characters with a modern twist. A fun and engaging book that keeps your interest until the end.


Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

The heartwarming and heartbreaking story of a teacher who makes you believe in yourself and her three students who go to great lengths to make her last day one she will never forget.


Miss Chris’ Picks

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

After rescuing a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner accident Flora finds that he has superpowers!


Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie


The Magicians Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

With a little bit of magic, a little bit of hope, a fortune teller, a magician and an elephant Peter an orphan might find his long lost sister. Spellbinding tale you won’t be able to put down.