We talked about some sources for identifying funny books, including lists on the internet and getting recommendations from friends or colleagues. We also talked about how a lot of funny books have parts that are funny and parts that are serious and that there are different kinds of humor that kids may be interested in. Some kids are really looking for wacky, weird humor and others like something more subtle.
Here's what we read:
- 33 Minutes (Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt) by Todd Hasak-Lowy
- Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb
- Crap Kingdom by DC Pierson
- Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
- Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
- The Haters by Jesse Andrews
- How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
- It Ain't So Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
- OMG Shakespeare
- Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall by Tom Angleberger
- Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw
- The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
- The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt
SUMMER IS COMING, so next month will be Reader's Choice, though I have challenged my staff to read something from the room they don't normally gravitate towards. Staff who normally choose books from the Children's Room should pick something from Teen, staff who normally gravitate towards teen books should choose something from the Children's Room. And if anyone feels like they read pretty equally then they can choose.
We probably won't be able to meet over the summer months because we're so busy in our department, but I'm definitely intending a return to our library staff "summer reading log" where we'll share our reading with staff and patrons!
|This was the start of our "reading log" last summer.|