Monday, October 22, 2012

Ten of the best "library" books

Adam Lancaster is the UK's SLA School Librarian of the Year 2012.

At the Guardian he named a top ten list of "books that are set in libraries or have set his library alight," including:
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is a comic genius. He is the reason so many young people in our school read. Not only have they been enthralled by Holes but they also have access to a whole range of other fantastic books by Sachar and, for me, Boy in the Girl's Bathroom is one of the best with its mixture of humour and heartfelt moments. Bradley has no friends, but that's how he prefers it - that is until a new counsellor starts at the school. Bradley begins to realise that there are different ways to live your life if only you have a bit of self-belief and an amazing amount of courage – something a lot of young people need to remember!
Read about another book on the list.

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom is one of James Dawson's top 10 books to get you through high school.

--Marshal Zeringue