Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Author visit for 5 - 8 & new books for everyone!

Author visit November 7:

Thanks to the PTO, students in grades 5 -8 will visit with author Steve Sheinkin on Thursday, November 7. Mr. Sheinkin is known for lots of nonfiction titles for older readers, and his newest book is Born to Fly: the First Women's Air Race Across America. Students will visit with him in the auditorium thoughout the day on November 7. We look forward to a fun and informative event!

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New Books:

We recently added the following titles to our collection! Stop by the library to check them out:

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky

Harold is a bear who feels that he's special because of his woolly, striped hat. When a crow takes that hat Harold tries his best to get it back by making a series of trades with the crow. The trades are  unsuccessful and climbs up to the crow's nest to see if he can get it back...but when he sees what the crow is doing with the hat he decides he can leave it with the crow--he's still special without his hat! Really nice illustrations and a message of kindness and the many ways one can be special. Good timing too--it's getting to be the time of year to wear a woolly hat! (Grades K - 2)

You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk

The unseen narrator in this book tells all kinds of creatures and living things that "they are home" in our national parks. The illustrator labels which park is being highlighted on each page. An inspiring text with beautiful illustrations and a map at the back showing some of the national parks that readers can explore.  (Grades K - 8)

Attucks: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose
This is a page-turner of a nonfiction book. In 1955 Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis had never won a basketball tournament. They were playing with borrowed uniforms, outdated equipment, and an under-sized gym. Under the leadership of coach Ray Crowe and anchored by Oscar Robertson, the team heads toward a championship that looks highly unlikely at the outset. (Grades 5-8)

Proud: Living My American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

This book is a biography of 2016 Olympian Ibihaj Muhammad who became the first American to compete wearing hijab and the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal. Before she went to the Olympics, what was her life like? What things did she have to overcome? (grades 5 -8)