Alec Chunn

I am a Pacific Northwest native who came to Boston to pursue the love of my life: children's books. When I'm not on campus, I am either making lattes at Starbucks, volunteering at the local library, or exploring what the city has to offer. I'm usually always also thinking about what I'm going to do when I grow up. I consider myself a writer, a performer, and a critic. But, really, I just like the simple things in life, such as coloring books, puppets, and gnomes.

Entries by Alec Chunn

  • Making Membership Worth It
    I voted in my first ALA election today. So, consider this entry my big "I voted" sticker. I'm actually quite proud of myself. No joke. For once, I didn't let those thoughts in my head of "I'm not a real...
  • Sightseeing, Ducky Style
    My parents were in town last week, so I had the pleasure of doing lots of touristy things. Probably the biggest thing I did was go to a Red Sox game (which for a Seattle Mariners fan like me does,...
  • A New Kind of Storytime?
    One of my greatest regrets about leaving home is that I don't get to see my five-year-old niece, Riley, very often. But, lucky for me, I got the opportunity to video chat with her this week (bless technology!). One of...
  • Gateway to Reading
    Welcome back! Here's hoping your vacations were as pleasant as mine. I was able to return to the Pacific Northwest, and I spent some time in a museum in Oregon that a friend of mine works at. It was interesting...
  • Librarian for a Day (Or Two)
    I may have mentioned before that I volunteer at the Public Library of Brookline on Thursdays. A few weeks ago, I helped a record number of patrons: six. While this probably seems inconsequential to most people, this number is a...
  • A Case for Classes at the Carle
    Warning: This is an advertisement. Or perhaps it's more of an endorsement. One of the coolest things children's literature students at Simmons can do is attend classes that are held at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in...
  • A Feast of "Air and Stories"
    Because of Maggie's previous post, I decided to take a chance and go to massmouth's Storytelling Festival last Saturday at the Boston Public Library. Well, maybe "chance" is the wrong word. I have long been a fan of the "idea"...
  • Construction Paper Revelations
    Before the first day of The Picturebook, Professor Megan Lambert sent us an email requesting that we bring the following items to class: a stack of construction paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. If you're anything like...
  • Big Moves
    So, I moved. I'm still in Allston (darn), but at least I am several steps closer to Brookline. I could wax poetic about how much I love that city (fun fact: I volunteer in the Teen Room at the main...
  • Confessions of a Kid Lit Fanboy
    Let's talk about fandom. Surely, there is somebody out there whom all of you are dying to meet. Yet, you're probably also terrified of meeting this person, for fear of being tongue-tied, boring, or just all around beside yourselves (my...