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About Mrs. Mayer

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 I love to read and learn new things. I love to share what I have learned, so being a librarian is a great fit! I first first became an elementary teacher, then I went back to school to become a librarian. I love to learn.

    To become a teacher, I earned a bachelor's degree in college, majoring in elementary education. Since I love music, I took many extra courses in music and earned a degree in music too! After teaching first and third grade for a few years, I went back to university to earn a master's degree in library science, and then a teaching certificate just for school libraries. Since then, I have spent many years teaching in school libraries.

    At home, I am busy with my family. I like to bake, vegetable garden, hike, research family history, travel, and sing in my church choir.

My favorite kind of books to read is a true life stories and adventure stories; but I love to read lots of other kinds of books too. Some of my favorite picture books are:

The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Bored, Nothing to Do by Peter Spier

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! by Bill Martin, John Archambault, and Lois Ehlert

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Rumplestilskin by Paul O. Zelinsky

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

 

Some of my favorite chapter books are:

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Here Lies the Librarian by Robert Peck

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

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