photo by Toby Neal
By keeping a pulse on what my kiddos are checking out and keeping a close eye on which books are circulating heavily, I feel that I can spend the small budget I have more wisely by choosing books I know will have a greater likelihood of circulating widely.
Each month I'll feature a few fiction and a few nonfiction books that are on the "heavy rotation" list at our elementary library. They're not necessarily new, shiny, or covered with awards -- they're just what the kids want.
This month's selections:
Aliens and Other Visitors by Ruth Owen
Readers will investigate the truth behind alien stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable.
Monster Hunt: Exploring Mysterious Creatures by Jim Arnosky
Describes giant prehistoric animals, discusses stories of mythical monsters such as dragons, and examines the possibility of the existence of Nessie, Big Foot, and other modern legends.
Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech
Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous works and how they relate to his life.
Freddie's Dog Walking Service by Jonathan Rand
Freddie and his friends get more than they bargained for when they decide to get rich by starting a dog-walking service.
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelow
The Five Little Monkeys cannot resist reading, even after Mama tells them it is time for bed.
My Perfect Wedding by Lisa Ann Marsoli
With the help of her fairy godmother and mice friends, Cinderella plans a beautiful wedding.
What's popular at YOUR library? Share titles or photos in the comments below...