Monday, January 26, 2015

Katherine Applegate Event Cancelled

Sad news, but our Wednesday author visit with Katherine Applegate has been cancelled due to illness.  Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for her!  All books which were purchased will be signed by her as soon as she is able to sign and return them to us.  We thank you for your patience in advance!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello 2015!

As we welcome the start of the New Year, we also welcome two authors to our Lower School Library.  Once again, thank you, Powell's!

I am happy to share the good news of our 4th (Yes, our 4th!) author visit this year.  On January 28th at 10:00am, Newbery Winner for "The One and Only Ivan" (a current OBOB title), Katherine Applegate, will present to 3-5th graders.  Even if your student will not be attending, I wanted to let you know of the event and that we are selling books through Powell's for her visit if you would like to purchase a copy which she will sign.  

We also will welcome National Geographic photographer and author of the "Unlikely Friendship" books, Jennifer Holland to our Lower School Library for our 5th author visit on February 5th at 12pm for our Primary-2nd graders. Again, this visit is made possible through our working relationship with Powell's.  She will be accompanied by a llama (!).  Pre-order forms for the books will be available in mid-January.

Another notable event is the culmination of our OBOB work.  Teams from 4th and 5th grade will battle on February 10th beginning at 12pm.  The winner will represent OES at the regional battle on March 7th.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Diverse Perspectives

I have gathered some fabulous books from our collection that reflect a diverse perspective to share with our faculty and our OES community.  We have some amazing stories which broaden our understanding of historical events-the Great Migration, Civil Rights, Japanese Internment, Immigration.  Also included are books with a global focus, family diversity and gender identity.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Ideas

I just added a few of my absolute favorite picture books published within the past year to our Pinterest site.  All are available here in the Library and would love to go home with you over break to be read and enjoyed!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Get Yourself Over to Annie Bloom's!

The Annual OES Book Fair starts this Friday over at Annie Bloom's.  Find all the necessary info here.  Proceeds from the event help FOESL build our reading community through the terrific author visits and the summer reading t-shirts!  Perfect chance to start your holiday shopping.  Visit my Pinterest site for recommendations if you need them!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

We Had a Winner!

We are so fortunate to have welcomed Jeopardy! champion and author, Ken Jennings, to the Lower School Library thanks to Powell's Books. He shared secrets about being a contestant on Jeopardy!
The main message was the idea that "everything is interesting!" He let students know that curiosity is an awesome thing and anything can be interesting if you are curious about it. 4th and 5th graders have spent the week researching biographical facts about him during our library classes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

"With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor."-Candlewick Press

What a book trailer treat and the book is equally as fantastic!

Come by the library to get the book. . .