By the Book: Burt Needles, Orchard Elementary

Burt has been working as a media clerk for two years at Orchard Elementary. In that time he has done amazing work in updating the library’s collection and engaging the students in fantastic storytimes.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale and The Book of Mormon.

What was the last great book you read?

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The last book that made you cry?

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The last book that made you laugh?

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?

Not avid, but I read in streaks. I liked The Hardy Boys series and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

What is the best book you were required to read as a student?

Can’t remember.

What book did you hate reading as a student?


What is your favorite book to recommend to children?

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?

Eternal Man by Truman G. Madsen, The Book of Mormon, and The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

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7 thoughts on “By the Book: Burt Needles, Orchard Elementary”

  1. I am reading Brown Girl Dreaming right now. I started it at the first of the year but I had students who wanted to read it so I let them and now I am finally getting to it.

  2. I enjoyed reading The Crossover by Kwame Alexander too, and I’m looking forward to reading it again and discussing it with our students next year for Battle of the Books. Thanks for sharing!

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