This Blog is Five: You Are…
November 9 marks five years since I started this blog. I like to celebrate big occasions like any school librarian – by gathering and analyzing data! I put up a reader poll (a.k.a. “got this party started”) last week, tabulated the results (a.k.a. “turned on Ginuine’s My Pony”), and created an unintentionally creepy-looking amalgam of the results. If you’re reading this, you are most likely to be…
A. Female. This one wasn’t even close.
B. A public librarian. With school librarian a close second.
C. Born in the 80s. Signified by a Walkman. I was born in 1981, so this lets me know I can drop way more 80s references – look out!
D. A fan of middle grade fiction. This was a pretty close race, with picture books coming in a close second.
E. Would like to meet Mo Willems. This one surprised me – I was expecting Rowling or Van Allsburg to take the top spot.
F. Prefer Seuss to Sendak. This one was, admittedly, unfair. Fun, but unfair.
Thank you to everyone who’s taken a look at this site over the past five years. Here’s to five more.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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