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. . .

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Writer's Game

OES 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were treated to the wisdom of Mr. Chris Grabenstein as he taught them "The Writer's Game".  Each grade level helped him create a hilarious story and learned tips about how to be an engaging writer.  Thank you FOESL for helping bring him here to the Lower School Library!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome Chris Grabenstein!

Tomorrow is the big day as we welcome the author of "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library". With support from FOESL (Friends of the OES School Libraries), Chris Grabenstein, will meet with our 3-5 grade students.  Each 4th and 5th grader has received his or her own copy of the book and joyously read it in preparation for the visit!  In fact, there are numerous students who have read it numerous times because they liked it so much!  Stay tuned for pictures of the event.