By the Book: Jill Thain, Cottonwood Elementary

Jill has been a media clerk at Cottonwood Elementary for three years, working with Sue Woods.

What books are currently on your nightstand?


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

What was the last great book you read?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

The last book that made you cry?

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The last book that made you laugh?


I’m a Frog by Mo Willems

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

When I was young, I loved to read. The older I got, the less I liked to read. When I was young, I loved books by Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary.

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

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

What book did you hate reading as a student?

I can’t think of one!

What is your favorite book to recommend to children?

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper or the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

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


Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans, and Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

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  1. I love “I’m a Frog!”! It is a big hit with the Kindergartners here.

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