The last time I was volunteering at a book giveaway, where we let each child in the school pick out a new, free book to take home, I had several middle school aged boys say to me “There’s nothing here I want.” Or “I don’t see anything I like.” It’s times like that I try not to deflate like a balloon.
The Next Great Book
Resources and reviews from Jane Knight, children’s book buyer at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT. Jane’s tips help you–and the kids in your life–in your search for… you guessed it. Posts approx. every 2 months.
For many of us in the book world, January is a strange mix. We’re looking forward to new spring titles. And we’re pondering our favorite books from the previous year with delicious hand-wringing in anticipation of the American Library Association’s award ceremonies, announced at the end of this month.
This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post. For part 1, click here.
Trust me. As the Children’s Book Buyer at Bear Pond Books I’m right there with kids in the search for the “next great book.”
Lucky for me, poring over publisher sales catalogs and getting advanced reader’s copies of books in the mail whets my appetite—a wonderful perk to my wonderful job.
Staff note: We are thrilled to welcome Jane Knight, Children’s Book Buyer for Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT and CLiF Advisor, as an occasional guest blogger. Jane’s focus is on finding the best kids’ books on the shelves via resources and reviews.