Author Archives: Amy Fish

Oh Hello, End of October

Oh, hello, week six of school, and welcome to the Derby Library, where there is more to do than check out a book. Please take advantage of family check-out time in the Lower School library, Monday through Thursday from 3:15-4:00 … Continue reading

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Douglas Florian

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 reading from his new book,                           How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian We welcomed poet and painter Douglas Florian on April 15th, thanks … Continue reading

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The JoAnn Chandler Mitchell Visiting Author Series presents Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Non-Fiction author, Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano spoke with students on Wednesday and facilitated several activities with the Primary and Lower Schools. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades created an A-B-C book after Ms. DeCristofano shared her book Leonardo’s ABC: Sharing Leonardo … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction in the Lower School library

Historical Fiction can come in all shapes and sizes. Picture books are a wonderful way to introduce historical fiction and chapter books can carry the reader to distant lands. The Buffalo Soldier by Sherry Garland Realizing that his future lies … Continue reading

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Derby Welcomes Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart presenting Animal Adaptations: Bats to Grades 1-2 Melissa Stewart, a local award-winning non-fiction author, presented to the students in the Lower School Library on October 2nd, 2014.  Ms. Stewart shared her love of science with several different approaches … Continue reading

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