Sometimes I have the privilege of working in the Children's Room at my library. That's when I realize how much there is to learn. Did you know there's a great little series out by ABDO Publishers called "Children's Authors." Each book features a modern author, such as the beloved Maurice Sendak, Grace Lin, Kate DiCamillo and the Wimpy Kid's very own Jeff Kinney? It's also when I get to SNOOP ...sneaking a peak at our most recent additions. One of my favorite newbies was selected as a Must-Read by the Mass Book Awards. Neville by Norton Juster (Phantom Tollbooth), illustrated by G. Brian Karas. This is not your average "child moves to a new neighborhood" kind of book. It's quirky and funny all wrapped into one.
That said, if you haven't made your way into the Children's Department of your library lately, put those running shoes on, and head there immediately. Treasures await, and the aren't just found on the shelve. They may be walking around.