Kristen has been the media clerk at Whittier Elementary for over 15 years.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Matilda by Roald Dahl
What was the last great book you read?
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The last book that made you cry?
Marley and Me by John Grogan
The last book that made you laugh?
Can I Play Too? By Mo Willems, or any Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?
I didn’t enjoy reading until the summer I was ten years old. I would ride my bike to the Edmonds City Library and go straight to the children’s fiction section of the library. There I would look for just the right book. Often the librarian would come to make good suggestions for me. One in particular I read that summer was Harriet the Spy by Louis Fitzhugh. Others were the Boxcar Children and The Secret Garden.
What is the best book you were required to read as a student?
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
What book did you hate reading as a student?
The Odyssey by Homer
What is your favorite book to recommend to children?
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
If you could only bring three books to a desert island, which would you pack?