Young Adult Librarian at The New York Public Library
Iwork at both a university library and a public library. I have found that with children's books,especially, the cover artwork is a huge factor as far as how often a book iscirculated, and I found the artwork for "Magic Bat Day" is veryappealing. If you can catch thereader's attention with the cover, you can hook the reader with the content. Iwill definitely give it a good look when it comes in and try to provide morefeedback then. I will also pass it along to the Children's Department managerfor consideration of inclusion in the collection.
Wethersfield Public Library
515 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
"Ireceived your newest Hometown All Stars book and I think the libraries willlike it. The statewide summer reading committee has created Pinterest pages forthe books we're suggesting for the 2016 program and all three of your bookshave been chosen to be listed there."
Youth Services Specialist in Lifelong Learning,
New Jersey State Library
Iwas just looking at Nick's very first day of baseball...I like the idea oflooking for baseballs or counting things in the page... It is game-like andprovides a playful outlet in addition to traditional reading and education ofthe sport. I think it is designed wellfor your bedtime reading audeince. Whatkids don't understand, perhaps they will ask a parent or a teacher. The wordslearned at the end of the book are effective like a glossary.
Teacher, Library Media Specialist
From the Author
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