Ms. Sarah Chanis

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Phone: 480-472-5109


I came to Arizona in 2013 to stage manage one production for Childsplay Theatre for Youth in Tempe. Ultimately, I stayed at Childsplay for five years where I stage managed nineteen shows and taught a variety of acting and technical classes. I then worked as the Children's Book Specialist at a bookstore for two years before transitioning to the library.

Children's books are the best books because they are filled with wonder, grit, and compassion. Nothing delights me more than discovering a picture book that makes me laugh out loud or a chapter book that makes me cry real tears. I am grateful to be at Kerr where I can share these great stories with students, and learn what excites and encourages them.


Picture Books Favorites:

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (The Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry; illustrated by Vashti Harrison


Chapter Book Favorites:

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Cog by Greg van Eekhout