Today I surprised ML and visited her class to tell about what I do at my job. She was super excited and helped me with the story time. We did a shared reading of an Elephant & Piggie book and the puppet show we performed for the incoming kindergarteners yesterday. Not only did I perform a story time, I booktalked. For those of you in the non-library world, it’s telling a little bit about a book to entice readers. I chose a new group of beginning reader chapter books by Scholastic Books to highlight called Branches. The students were intrigued by the books. Hopefully, they will visit the public library this summer and check some out. I consider the most important part of my job getting books to readers.
There are eight series in this collection. I’ve read snippets from four of the series. Descriptions of the series are straight from Scholastic’s website. Plus a sentence on what I think will appeal to readers from the books I’ve physically laid my hands on.
Kung Pow Chicken by Cindi Marko – “Gordon Blue was an ordinary second grader — until he became the superhero known as Kung Pow Chicken! Now he battles bad guys all over town!” Readers will like the colorful pages, and the intermixing of traditional text with comic book bubbles.
Lotus Lane by Kyla May – “These fun diaries give readers a glimpse into the fabulous Lotus Lane Girls Club.” Readers will like the diary format and the illustrations interspersed throughout the diary entries.
I am glad to have additional beginning chapter books to share with readers this summer beyond my regular go tos… Magic Tree House, Flat Stanley, and Rainbow Magic.
Libraries can’t buy every book. Other series in the Branches group, I’ve yet to read include…