Allyson has been a media clerk at Granger Elementary for three years. She also works at the public library and is a member of the CLAU Beehive Graphic Novel Book Award committee.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
El Deafo by Cece Bell, Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, and Fashionable Dead Down Under by Robyn Peterman
What was the last great book you read?
El Deafo by Cece Bell, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan and Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
The last book that made you cry?
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen made me sad, but I don’t cry when reading books.
The last book that made you laugh?
Counterfeit Convert by Linda Chadwick, Bullies in the Headlights by Matthew Buckley and The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Berry
What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?
I read anything and everything! My favorite books were Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan, Round Trip by Ann Jonas, and Bill Peet’s The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg. When I got older, I loved the Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, I still have the whole series!
What is the best book you were required to read as a student?
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
What book did you hate reading as a student?
What is your favorite book to recommend to children?
Kindergarten- 2nd Grade: Frankencrayon by Michael Hall
3rd Grade-4th Grade: The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
5th-6th Grade: The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?
Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack, Heavenly Nostrils: Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Sampson, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.