First National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Named!
Jon Scieszka, author of the wildly funny Time Warp Trio books as well as "Cowboy and Octopus" (a favorite here in the library) has been named the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for the United States. Jon's job will be to encourage kids to read and to promote good children's books. He'll still keep writing, although now he'll be busy traveling the country talking to kids about reading. His theme is 'Reaching Reluctant Readers' and he sure is one perfect author for that theme. His stories are wacky, funny and loved by anyone that picks them up. Congratulations to Jon!