10/10 – 10/16 Children’s Book of the Week: The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians
by Carla Morris 
illustrated by Brad Sneed
Melvin goes to the library everyday after school –  and at the public library, everyday there’s something new to learn! The three fabulous librarians – Marge, Leeola, and Betty – might not know absolutely everything…but they can get Melvin answers faster than even he can believe. Melvin stays riveted by his library and his dear librarians friends even as he grows up, up, up. But even as Melvin’s questions get trickier, the librarians still have answers. And when Melvin becomes a librarian himself, he responds the same way to those in disbelief of his rapid-fire answers:

We’re librarians. It’s what we do!

A sweet, engaging story with vivid illustrations and a remarkably true-to-life depiction of libraries. Best for Kindergarten-3rd grade, and a true winner for librarians!

~ Susan Chodakiewitz is the author of the children’s picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House and the founder of Booksicals, Encouraging Reading Through the Arts.  Too Many Visitors is now available  as an ibook for ipad and iphones with a fun read-aloud musical narration.  http://bit.ly/ibookVisitors ~

From Page to Stage

The magic that happens when actors bring to life something you have written is one of the exhubertly wonderful perks of a writer’s life. The Booksicals Repertory Company is about to debut the musical version of Too Many Visitors for One Little House at the Robertson Library in Los Angeles. Up until now it’s been more work than fun: getting the cast together, recruiting director/choreographer,  coordinating  rehearsals, making script changes, staging, choreographing, recording in the studio, endless tweaking and retweaking of the music tracks, getting props, and putting it all together.  But last night at rehearsal we finally had a  music run through.  Let the joys begin!  Yes theater is magical and oh so wonderful as it brings to life the delights of a children’s picture book .

If you are in Los Angeles.  Join us at the Robertson Library at 4:30 on Tuesday June 2.  Or look for upcoming Booksicals performances.  See you soon!