Fame, Fortune, and National Syndication
If you were listening to your NPR Weekend Edition this morning, you might have heard a children's librarian from, oh let's say, New York Public Library talking about books for kids. And if you listened very closely indeed you might have noticed that she was from the Donnell Library. Yes, all thanks to a recommendation by the Head of Children's Services (thank you, Margaret!) I was given a chance to talk to NPR about what's hot children's literature-wise.
The interview was done over the phone. Now, I have an innate fear of the phone. The minute I start talking with someone, my jaw clamps up and I suddenly feel the overwhelming urge to flee. This means that I inevitably ALWAYS leave out a key piece of information. In this particular case, I really really wanted to talk about the library's Summer Reading Program. Instead, I managed to only mention Babymouse (which is good, don't get me wrong) and then get immediately sidetracked onto another topic. Whoops. So to make up for it, if any of you want Summer Reading info, go to this site. I feel like such a putz.
I managed to work in shout-outs for Fly By Night, Firegirl, and Here Be Monsters. Online they decided to display the Kiki Strike cover (which I honestly haven't read). The teen books I listed were mostly done on the recommendation of bookshelves of doom. So there you go.
Anywho, that was fun. My goal of becoming the most famous children's librarian in the world is proceeding nicely. By this time next year I may be known to 300 people rather than just 200. MWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!