I Have Arrived. Aaaand I Left Again.
When I left school on Friday, I was on top of the world. I had just received official word from the publisher that The Very Last Castle had reached the #1 spot . . .
. . . of my school library.
Suddenly, I noticed I was holding my head a little higher. My chest, somewhat puffier. What could I do? I was the author of the #1 most popular book in the entire elementary school where I worked! The fame and glory went to my head and I came into work Monday morning still riding that highest of highs.
I checked the list again, looking for another little boost of
arrogance confidence to put some pep in my step, only to find . . .
. . . that I’d been unceremoniously knocked out of the top slot by some random Minecraft book.
Who cares about lists?
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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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