Today is the birthday of Bernard Waber, the creator of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile! Lyle lives with the Primms family in a city home, hardly the place for a crocodile as we learn from reading all the stories about him. Waber also wrote and illustrated Ira Sleeps Over and ButNames Will Never Hurt Me, two books that are often used in early childhood classrooms in circle time. Waber's more recent title Courage, a book about conquering fears, continues his reputation for books that make for good discussion between adult and child or teacher and class.
I'm a teacher/librarian in an early childhood school library. The library caters for 3-8 year old children, their teachers and their parents.
My aim here is to showcase at least one book each day until there is ' a year in a Prep School Library'. Usually the date will be the birthday of someone who is connected with Children's Literature.
I have met my initial challenge to write about a book every day, so now I write much more intermittently when I have learned of a new birthday, special day, have had a wonderful teaching moment or have found a great new book.