Hoory for Amanda & Her Alligator, 2011
Quote: "All of the life-changingly awesome words and pictures and ideas inside your library are useless without just one word outside your library: Open."
"I cannot think of a day in my life when the library didn't exert a potent attraction for me, offering a sense of the specialness of each individual's curiosity and his or her quest to satisfy it."
<em>The Mapmaker and the Ghost</em>, 2012
The Day of Small Things, 2010
"Even the smell of a library lifts my heart. Libraries have been a treasured part of my life ever since I realized I couldn't possibly afford to own or house all the books I wanted to read. When I think of pure joy, I remember returning from the family's weekly trip to the library — me in the back seat, reading one of my newly checked out books in hurried snatches whenever the car passed under a street light."
Deadly Reunion, 2011
"I love libraries! They opened the world to me as a child and continue to do so now. Librarians are fantastic, hardworking people who go out of their way."
May B., 2012
"I've just moved back to my hometown, and one of the first places I visited was my childhood library. Walking in I was greeted by rich memories the familiar smell of books. Heaven!"
Little Night, 2012
Spider Bones, 2010
Merchild Land, 2010
"I cannot remember when books have not been a part of my life. My favorite memories are when we went to town and my father would drop me off at the library so I could open the doors to the world and explore. As a result, I started writing at 9 years old, and I wanted to see my books on the shelf in libraries someday."