Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reason #265 why I love my job

Have I told you lately how awesome my job is?'s absolutely dreamy! Just in case you're tuning in for the first time, I work mornings as a teacher-librarian at an elementary school. It's my first year in this position and just about everyday I have to hold myself back from kicking up my heels and singing show tunes in the hallway...that's how much I love my job!

On Tuesday I went to my 2nd book fair...yes that's right, I get days off to go and purchase books...and it just reaffirmed my love for this job. Even though I technically only work mornings, book fair days are overwhelming and exciting so I always end up staying much later being careful to spend my money wisely.

I brought home 6 boxes of books this time and I've been lugging them into work a little each day. Pictured above is just a tiny fraction of the books I bought on Tuesday. They're the ones I'm taking into school tomorrow so I can catalogue them and get them on the shelves ASAP.

My secret mission on Tuesday was to purchase books that would inject some much needed life into our cooking & crafty sections. Oooh boy did I have fun with that! Here are 4 books I'm especially excited about:

Here's a peek inside The Teen Vogue Handbook. The girls are often asking me if I will buy fashion magazines for the library and the feminist in me refuses to do so. I thought this was an excellent compromise. This book is pure eye candy fashion-wise but it is all about the wide range of careers available in the fashion industry, everything from magazine editor and clothing designer to makeup artist and modelling scout. It also introduces readers to people in the industry like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. I think the Grade 6-8 girls will be especially excited about this book. I know I would have read this cover to cover when I was that age.

Also super excited about Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan. I can't wait to borrow this and try a few of the crafts myself! Especially this adorable necklace:

Also purchased on Tuesday: craft books about making puppets, using recycled materials, making masks, building adorable structures like little mushroom houses, etc etc PLUS a few kids' cook books AND the latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I cannot even tell you how excited I am to show all of these books to the different classes at my school! They're going to go crazy!

This morning when I surprised a student with the Leave it to Pet graphic novel that he requested way back in September, he just about lost his mind! It was the best moment of my day!

I'm not kidding...this job is so much fun it's ridiculous!

PS. If you have wee ones to buy for over the holidays(like 4-8ish), I cannot recommend these two new discoveries enough. They are my new favourite picture books.
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
Ivan the Terrier


tania said...

OMG!!!! you are a lucky duck! i am so glad you have such a fun job- these books look amazing! i wish you were my librarian when i was at school!

Carla said...

Bringing joy to the kiddies with books!

Jen Spinner said...

I love kids books: what an amazing opportunity you have to introduce great ones to your students!

CheleBele said...

I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying your job so much. You have given me good ideas for x-mas shopping. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

oh krissy
your enthusiam is great
so nice to hear about someone L*O*V*I*N*G
their job
good for you
and half a day!
that is perfection!
I bet all the kids love you
and love library best in the whole day!

Anonymous said...

i really want the teenvogue handbook!!
thanks for the sneakpeak!

the red bus said...

Fancy that! There is thrift shop near my office that sells those kinds of books. The prices are so low but the problem comes in in the materials i need to make these nice trinkets. LOL