Did you know that our head Inly Librarian writes a delightful blog about books? If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, we’d highly recommend Sommer Reading—for recommending is exactly what Shelley Sommer does best. She reads and reviews books for all ages, with a focus on children’s literature, and shares many a charming anecdote about conversations in the library along the way.
Looking for way to talk about September 11 with your young child? Shelley offers you a great title to initiate the conversation. Wondering about graphic novels, the biggest growing genre in children’s lit? Shelley directs you to best. Seeking a book for the pre-reader, the non-reader, the voracious reader, the adoescent, or yourself? Shelley is our trusted source.
From the “About Me” section of Sommer Reading:As the director of a school library and a middle school literature teacher at Inly School in Scituate, Massachusetts, I have the opportunity to read lots of books. Depending on the day of the week, I have many books that I consider my favorites.I received my masters at the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in 2005.I am also the author of two biographies for young readers: John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy and Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer.