Happy Thursday, y’all. Yesterday, the teen librarian, M and I visited one of our local middle schools for a “Chat n’ Chew.” It’s something we did last year which proved to be really awesome and successful with the kids so we were really happy to be invited back!
Basically, English teachers get to choose some of their most avid readers to come to their library during their lunch periods. While the kids eat their lunches, M and I sit down with them, tell them about some teen programs that we have at the public library and talk about some of our favorites reads!
I book talked Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (sci-fi adventure, mixed media), Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley (urban fantasy), and It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick (contemporary fiction, humor).
All the kids were totally excited about all the different books we talked about – particularly Illuminae! So many kids came up to me afterward asking for me to put the book on hold for them, so I told them to just stop by the library if they really wanted to read it. One kid was so excited that he texted his mom to pick it up from the library for him and by the time M and I got back to work, she was there to pick it up!!
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books! If you were visiting a middle school to do some book talks, what books would you really want to share with them?