Monday, January 27, 2020

ALA Youth Media Awards Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards, the most famous of which are the Newbery for "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" (writing) and the Caldecott "most distinguished American picture book for children" (illustration).

This is a seminal year because 2020 is the first time the Newbery Award has gone to a graphic novel, New Kid by Jerry Kraft! This year's winner of the Caldecott Medal is Kadir Nelson for The Undefeated, written by the popular author Kwame Alexander.  We have books by all of these talents in the school library!

The American Library Association gives prizes for many categories, such as the Printz Award for young adult fiction, the Sibert Award for nonfiction, the Coretta Scott King Award for books by African American authors celebrating African American experience and the Pura Belpré Award for the Latino experience, the Stonewall Award for children's books relating to the LGBQT experience, the Geisel Award for best beginning readers and so many more.  Check them all out by clicking here.  

What a great jumping-off point for page-turning excellence in the new year! Readers are the real winners!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Robot Readers! Family Reading Night February 6th!

Attention, all Reading Machines!
Save the date for our robot-themed Family Reading Night!
You can get it in gear at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th, from 6 - 7:30!
We will be featuring a Reader's Theater starring our marvelous Primary Team, 
  a robot-themed read-aloud by our own Mr. Brandon and Ms. Nestler, 
shadow puppet shows in the library, crafts and more!  
Pajamas or robot-themed attire welcome!  Hope to see you there!  

Image courtesy of Hafuboti

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Winter Wishes!

We can always use the following donations:  
Glue sticks, glue sticks, GLUE STICKS! (preferably Elmer's purple disappearing!)  
With over 200 primary students every week, we go through so many glue sticks for making book-related crafts!  
Unscented baby wipes!  Useful for craft clean-up!
Quart, gallon and 2-gallon zip-lock bags!  Used to protect expensive books and highly circulated books so more bookworms can check them out! gift certificates!  We can get high-demand series books as soon as they come out and consumables (like glue sticks)!
You already give so much at the start of the year toward school supplies and primary teachers do share, but what trickles down to resource teachers sometimes needs a little boost in January.  Much appreciated!