By Dylan Pocevic
What is your favorite book? Are you looking for a new book/ book series to get started on? If so, this is the story for you!
The MASH News asked students and teachers to tell us about their favorite books. MASH News asked Mrs. Quirk, our amazing librarian, which books are most popular in the school.
According to Mrs. Quirk, the three most popular authors are Rick Riordan (who wrote the Percy Jackson series), Mo Willems (who wrote Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus), and Jeff Kinney (who wrote the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series).
Other popular books in our library include Lego Ninjago, the Harry Potter series, Wonder, and A Wrinkle in Time. The I Survived series is in high demand as well. The most popular genres are sports, graphic novels and fantasy, Mrs. Quirk said.
“The kids are very excited when they find a book they’ve wanted to read, and they finally have an opportunity to read it,” Mrs. Quirk said. “I find great joy in witnessing how happy students are when they find the right book. I challenge students to explore the library and read literature that is out of their comfort zone.”
Wait lists are a common occurrence at the library.
“There are times that certain classes are assigned to read a popular book like A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle and that class will have a wait list until everyone has had a chance to read it. Also, when really popular books are added to the library, a wait list will happen,” says Mrs. Quirk.
“My favorite book is Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets,” said Sharye Martindale, 4th grade. “It’s my favorite book because I like magic and creativity. It not only includes how the spells work and all the potions, but it also includes the most creepy monsters and the most beautiful creatures.”
“My favorite book is the first book in the 39 clues series,” Ahmad Abuseini, 4th grade said. “It is my favorite book because Amy and Dan go around the world looking for the 39 clues. Yes, I would recommend this book to thick book readers, and to Rick Riordan fans because it is thrilling and chock-full of adventure.”
“My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird,” said Alix Boyle, our journalism instructor. “It deals with racism and the importance of being kind to others. I think everyone should read this book, because the themes and lessons are universal.”
“My favorite book is the World Atlas,” said Rueben Gitelman, 4th grade. “It’s my favorite book because I love geography. I would recommend this book to everyone because it tells you everything you need to know about geography.”
“My favorite book is The BFG.” said Stephen Julien, 4th
grade. “It is my favorite book because of the story line. I like how it unrolls, getting more intense as the page number climbs higher. Yes, I would recommend this book to someone else because it’s lit, and it turns your imagination into hyper overdrive.”
“A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams is my favorite book because my mom used to read it all the time and it reminds me of being a child and of my mom,” says Mrs. Quirk. “I would recommend this book to any preschooler to third grader. You should come to the library and check it out!”
Mauro Sheridan is filled with students and teachers who love books!