Julia O’Connor – Top Reader in Pages
Naledi Dusing – Top Reader in Minutes
Avery Lifton-Jochnowitz – Top Fundraiser
Lt. Jack Frost from the Westlake Fire Dept. helped us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day by reading Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure to all of our first grade students. Comfortably clad in pajamas for a full day of stories, the students loved the story about a lion who must have crocodile tears collected for him in order to grow a new mane! Thank you Lt. Frost for sharing your love of reading with our students, and for reading one of your childhood favorites which has now become one of our favorites!
Fifth grade students who read at least 15 current Bluebonnet Books celebrated with a luncheon in the library! We are thankful to the parent volunteers who helped make it all happen!
At Valley View, we know how far a little imagination and creativity can take us. That's why we were so excited to meet Aaron Becker, author/illustrator of Journey, Quest, and Return. After being introduced by Sawyer and Gabby, Aaron Becker shared some inside stories about the creation of his books. He showed us slides of some of his paintings in progress, and "read" his newest book, Return, to us. Thanks to Book People Bookstore for another great author visit!
WOW! Demie was a dynamo in the library today. She did everything from reading poetry and stories to classes, checking books out and in, setting up a book display, ordering bookmarks, and delivering books to teachers to eating lunch in the teacher's lounge and teaching kindergarten students how to select books from the shelves using place markers! Thanks Demie, for all of the help!
Third, fourth, and fifth graders were joined by students from Forest Trail to hear author Patrick Carman talk about how he transformed from a regular kid just like them into a best-selling author who has published more than 35 books. He encouraged them to tell their stories every day, and assured them that talking and drawing were just the first step to writing.
Lots of students can be seen reading the sci-fi adventure books from the Voyagers series, or the humorous Fizzopolis story now. We were inspired to read, write, and laugh! We really appreciate our local bookstore, Book People, for bringing us this great author!
Mrs. Iles, Valley View Librarian, welcomes you to the VVE Library.