The thing I love about picture books is that first moment I open a book and are drawn into a new world. The first time I read Nancy's debut THE WILLIAM HOY STORY, I knew I was reading something special. I'm thrilled to have Nancy on the blog today. Take it away Nancy!
Today, my favorite place to read is a comfy chair that my parents gave me. It doesn't match anything in my house, but it conjures a memory of a comfy chair in a room that our family called The Library because my dad had built bookshelves from floor to ceiling that were filled with books. There was one area for children's books, but I loved looking up from my reading to gaze around the room, considering what magic portal I would enter next. Dickinson, Browning and Tennyson perched on shelves over my head while I read, while across the room I could look forward to discovering Dickens, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. The Library may have been dismantled in my current spot in the space/time continuum, but when I sit in my comfy chair, I feel its warmth and promise.
Nancy Churnin is the theater critic for The Dallas Morning News and author of THE WILLIAM HOY STORY, HOW A DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER CHANGED THE GAME (Albert Whitman & Company), on the 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list, the 2017 Texas Library Association's 2X2 and Topaz lists and the 2018 Illinois School Library Media Association's Monarch Award Master List. MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN (Creston Books), a 2017 Junior Library Guild fall selection will be out in September 2017.
WEEK 6: PBHOT62 Reading Spots
Read someplace inspired by Nancy's books.
Read in a place that has memory.
Read while in transit.
Read against a wall.
Read in a store.
Read in a kid friendly space.
Read on a rock.
Read by a sign.
Read upside down.
Read someplace squishy.
* Reading bonus have someone read to you.
#amreading someplace inspired by Nancy Churnin's picture books. #PBHOT62
Picture book author Nancy Churnin shares her favorite place to read. http://www.renatraxel.com/literacy--art #PBHOT62