Ms. Sarah Chanis
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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