Tim Federle, my friend and author of the award-winning book, Better Nate Than Ever, and its newly released sequel, Five, Six, Seven Nate, came to SFDS for a full day on Friday, January 30, 2014. It was a magical experience for students and teachers.
The 2014 Caldecott Award Committee announced this year's winners on Monday, January 27, 2014. SFDS student had their own opinions and voted in a mock Caldecott. SFDS students chose The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt as the mock winner and were disappointed that it didn't make the offical Caldecott list. One student said, "It's because grown-ups picked the Caldecott and don't always understand what we really like." Other titles that made the top three were on the offical list: Journey, Mr. Wuffles! and Locomotive.
If you were hoping to add a few more titles to your collection, and aren't able to make it out to the Library Party, it's not too late. Here are two simple ways you can fuel your love of reading AND support the library media center at the same time.
On November 17 and 18, we will celebrate our Library Media Center again with a book fair, Author’s Discussion, and Library Media Center party. Book sales at this event support our center, and you have an opportunity to help our cause. How? Share your recommendations!
Late January, an exciting time for children's literature, is when media awards are announced by the American Library Association. This year SFDS decided to join in the fun and create the "SFDS BEST BOOK AWARD" in the catagories of picture book and chapter book.
Five titles in category were selected after students nominated their favorite original works of fiction published in 2012. The top five were selected to be voted.
It is almost time for the American Library Association to announce the best books from 2012. In the spirit of great books, Day Schoolers will vote on their favorites from 2012 and it would be ideal if you joined the fun.
The process is simple. Please nominate up to three original works of fiction that were published in 2012 for each of these categories: PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, and/or YOUNG ADULT.
As you know this Sunday 11/11 and Monday 11/12 is the annual Library Party to raise funds for our Library Media Center. I am always excited for this event, but I have never been as excited as I am this year!
Doors open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and the party kicks off with a puppet show featuring twenty hand-made puppets at 12 p.m. After the show, the children are invited to jump in and make their own cool puppets at the puppet-making workshop.