Things have been a bit quiet in the children's library, with multiple snow days and all. Favorites of late have been princesses, trains and a every possible book on snowmen, snow days, snow monsters, snow kidding!
I'm going to share a personal pet peeve of mine. I don't know who decides on the actual size a picture book will be. I'm sure the author has little to no say in it at all. As someone who selves and re-selves, hunts for books and watches children choose books...the over-sized or tiny sized books are a nuisance. They may look beautiful in a bookstore where there are loads of display shelves. Their covers look lovely for on-line shopping. However, on a crowded shelf with limited height, the over-sized ones are usually rotated so the pages rather than the binding/title show (nothing to attract a young reader to pull it out) The "mini" books often get hidden between taller ones and are overlooked. Just tiny rant from behind the circ desk.
This puns shape up nicely in Love, Triangle by Marcie Colleen Synonyms abound in Stegathesaurus by Bridg...
John Green is so much fun, and so great to listen to! Here he is on Mental Floss.
It's that time of year, all the best of 2018 lists are coming out. It's informative to see what books each group highlights. Here is...
He has been wearing the cone of shame and watching me work for days. The least I could do was include him here.