Thursday, April 12, 2012

Need help binding your book?

Does anyone need help putting together their books for the Young Authors project?  Though creating the text should be done through the classroom and at home, there are instructions in the library for how to bind your own books, and Ms. Esme is happy to help walk you through it if you come to the library before school (please bring your own cardboard)! Ask to look in the "author idea box" on my desk to jump-start your story (or looky here). We also have many copies of books written by students in the past to peruse, if you're looking for samples and inspiration!  Remember, if you have a question or ever get stuck on your work or want to know a how-to, whether it's binding a book or reading a clock or tying a shoe, please, COME TO THE LIBRARY!

We were also very fortunate to have an author visit by Bruce Ray, author of the book Blow, Wind, Blow, an optimistic little gem with a very unique layout.  Mr. Ray read the book to fourth and fifth graders, doing a phenomenal job engaging students and offering insights into how a book is created, from inception to execution.  Time flew by too fast, we hope to have a chance to meet with Mr. Ray again!  He made a lot of friends that day!  Thanks to Mr. Patock for the liaison! 

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