Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Staff Selections - Anna, Children's

What is your favorite genre? Historical fiction, mystery, and young adult.

Who are your favorite authors? Agatha Christie, E. Nesbit, L.M. Montgomery, Will Hobbs, Jane Austen, Avi, Herge, Marguerite Henry, and Louis L'Amour.

What are you reading now? A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd.

What have you read recently? I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman and Random Harvest by James Hilton.

What is your favorite classic? Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham, Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, and I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. I guess you could say I love the classics!

What are your all time favorite books/series? Dragonback series by Timothy Zahn, The Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries by Dorothy Gilman, The Cat Royal Adventures by Julia Golding, The Lady Grace Mysteries by Grace Cavendish, Homer Price by Robert McCloskey, All-of-a-Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor, Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Royal Diaries series, and Hank the Cowdog series by John Erikson.

What are your favorite recommendations? Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt, Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith, Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman, Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard, Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin, The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson, Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen, The Cay by Theodore Taylor, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin, Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates. For the young children I recommend Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher, Wet Dog! by  Elise Broach, and Skippingjon Jones by Judy Schachner.

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