That Time of the Year

It’s that time of the year.  The time when my voice is on its last leg after speaking to over 2,000 kids in 4 days.  The time when I have an ever expanding list of things to do and not enough hours at work to get them done. The time when I eat a piece of dark chocolate every day at lunch.

Summer Reading time. My library’s Summer Reading Club starts tomorrow. I’m both excited and exhausted.  My mind and body don’t have the energy this week for a substantial blog post, so I thought I’d share my favourite moment from my Summer Reading school visits this week. To give you some context, our theme this year is Book a Trip! To introduce the theme I show them a bunch of suitcases with different items inside (all belonging to book characters) until I get to the last suitcase which is mine.  I always ask the kids what they think is inside.  Here’s what happened when I visited a Grade 2 class.

Me: Can you guess what I brought with me?

Kids: Books!

Me: It’s better than a book.

7-year-old boy: *gasps* An avocado??

I could adopt that kid.  It was actually a library card, but he’s got my vote for best answer.

Happy Summer Reading!

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