Children’s Book Week and Book Fair

It’s that time of year! I love celebrating Children’s Book Week! We are preparing our 2nd Book Fair during that time to also kick off summer reading. Make plans to stop by and stock up on plenty of paperbacks for summer. Please note that books for sale will be for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 interests, reading level and content. Be sure to talk with your child about what he/she is allowed to purchase or accompany your child to the fair to help with selection. In addition to the Book Fair, students in Grades 4-8 are voting for their favorite books as part of “May Madness”. Students completed a May Madness bracket which pits book against book for 4 rounds before a winner will be selected. Voting will begin May 4. I can’t tell you how exciting it is for a librarian to hear Grade 8 boys arguing that their bracket will win and the merits of The Giver over Harry Potter. Stay tuned for the results!

We still need volunteers to help run the Book Fair from May 11 – 15. Please take a look at the BookFairVolunteerSchedule and let us know if you can help out during the week. Email Mardie at morshak@derbyacademy.org with a day and time.

This year we are promoting a classroom “Wish List” for teachers to add books to their classroom libraries. At the Book Fair you will notice a board with teacher names on a pocket and up to 6 books on their wish lists inside. What a great gift for teacher appreciation week!
 

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