Tuesday, June 08, 2004
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.-- Abraham Lincoln
Children's books are important.
Finding the right book at the right time for the right child is the challenge, the trick, the magic. If you can make that match, you will have a reader. Timing is everything and much of it is luck. Reading is personal and time taken to discover a child's interests pays off.
Just walking the shelves with a student and talking about their interests signals to them that THEY are important and worthwhile.
Respect the reader, make a connection.
Discovering a young person's interests and passions is what makes being a librarian so fascinating and exciting.
Children's reading lives are worth the investment of time and effort.
I love children's books. This site will be a Book Moot for my friends and fellow readers.