Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Librarians Hold the Powa'

They need to make a superhero cape with a big "L" on it for librarians!  Last year I was trying to help my nephew get into reading by suggesting the Hunger Games series and his mom even ordered a set. I showed her all the great website elements thinking that plus the edgy writing might get his attention.  No-go, he's just not that into any book at this time.

So, I convinced her to send them to me because I really wanted to read them and hoped that my older son would too.  I showed him the website and trailer and he's borrowed them a time or two.

Fast forward 6 months and my 13 year old, Josh, announces, "Mom, I really need to read the Hunger Games." I'm wondering if it was assigned at school so I ask, "Why?"  He replies with enthusiasm, "Because my librarian says they are so good!"

See, they got the POWA' !  I can talk about it, show him interractive websites, keep the books on the TOP of my coveted book stack but if SHE says they are good then they must be! Go superhero librarian! I can't wait for the day I get the power.......


  1. Isn't it amazing? Can she talk to my kid? Actually he is into the Percy Jackson Series right now so I jumped at the opportunity and got him 2 at the book fair I worked at. He even said he wants the rest of them! Maybe he will borrow the Hunger Games next year. I think you deserve a closet full of capes for every occasion anyway.

  2. So, so true! Teachers too - even other parents! I've helped out parents-at-their-wits end, trying to get a reluctant reader to bite. Just goes with being a parent, I suppose! :)

  3. Angie, Josh is reading the whole series. He LOVES Rick Riordan! I bet Zach will like to hear that.

    Hi Susan, now if only I could get that set of legs along with my library endorsement I'd be all set!