Monday, November 16, 2015

Ideas for Holiday Reading and Gifts

I hope you all had a chance to make it over to Annie Bloom's to support our FOESL Book Fair. Thanks to all who helped out to make it possible.  Kudos, especially, to Jana, Betty and Dawn who really put an extraordinary amount of energy into the success of the fair.

Here are some recent recommendation for books-The New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2015, the Kirkus list, and a few of my favorites.  I will be sharing more lists in the early part of December.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Holidays, Happy Reading! It's Book Fair Time!

With fall’s cooler weather arriving that can mean only one thing…the FOESL Book Fair!! This year’s Book Fair will be held November 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore in Multnomah Village. Like last year, there will be a fabulous selection of books, lots of great shopping, raffles to win a stuffed Aardvark and much, much more! Annie Bloom’s Books
Our amazing OES Librarians have curated a must have Hot Picks list if you need book recommendations and pre-order them before October 23 to guarantee your books will be waiting for you at Annie Blooms. Find them here. Book Fair Homepage                
The Book Fair helps support OES readers through raising funds to help with our Summer Reading T-shirts, Oregon Battle of the Books class sets for both 4th and 5th grades and to bring authors and illustrators to our campus.  Thank you to all our hard-working volunteers!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Are Ghosts Real?

Discover Leo and Jane and maybe find the answer to the question! It was a great visit with these two, Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lucky Us!

Friday, October 2nd, at 12:45pm in the Chapel, we will warmly welcome the amazing duo of Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson.  Both have written and created numerous books, but this is the first time they have teamed up together.  They come to us thanks to Green Bean books as part of their Leo: a Ghost Story Book Tour.  Here is a preview, from the 2015 National Book Festival, of the joy they both bring to their work.  Mac also has a powerful TED Talk about how a good book is a "secret door".

Stay tuned for pictures of the event!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author Ben Hatke Enchants Lower School

Lower School students were treated to a sneak preview of Ben Hatke's newest book "Nobody Likes a Goblin" in addition to hearing how he creates story through his art and words.  He talked about visual story-telling and how you can tell a story through intentional gestures and depth in your illustration. Thanks to Powell's for connecting us with such a terrific author!

Welcome Ben Hatke!

In preparation to welcome Mr. Hatke to our school, 3-5th graders have, using on-line resources, researched a few vital facts about him such as favorite ice cream flavor and whether he prefers cats to dogs.  Mr. Hatke will present to 9 classes today.  Thanks to Powell's for making this visit possible!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Judy Schachner Spins Her Tales

Judy Schachner delighted K and Primary students this afternoon with engaging stories about her life, her inspirations, her cats and collections.  She let students know that they, too, can create magic and fun with the stories that they write.  Thanks to the fabulous Powell's Bookstore for her visit!