Last week author Bart King and illustrator Jacob Wenzka visited our K through 3rd grades. They discussed how they work together to create their picture books JUNIPER GETS WET and THE GIRL WHO KEPT NIGHT IN HER CLOSET. Our students were thrilled to learn about the process of making a book, editing, and seeing how Bart shares stick figure drawings with Jacob to convey his ideas. They loved watching Jacob demonstrate how he sketches out ideas. Several lucky students won a book, which were personally signed by our visitors! Didn’t get a book of your own? Contact Mrs. Sugiuchi. Big thanks to Ms. Lewis for taking pictures and helping run the show and special thanks to Ms. Herbert for sharing her space!
On Friday, November 3, 4th and 5th grade will have a special author visit with Joey Weiser, author and illustrator of the popular MERMIN series. He also colored several popular graphic novels from our collection, including LUNCH LADY, JEDI ACADEMY, and the SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE. Want a signed copy of his MERMIN books? Volumes 1-3 are available for only $11.69, and volumes 4-5 are only $17.99. Please make checks payable to OAES.
In other library news, we wrapped up our book fair. We earned $1000 in scholastic books and $440 cash which will be used to support our media program. Thank you to all of our volunteers!
We also have been continuing our lessons on cybersafety in the upper grades, and have been exploring narratives in the lower grades. AS always, we talk about the importance of reading. Have you turned in your reading log? They are due today!