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!