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!
THANK YOU to our Library Puppet Show Committee from all of the students at Valley View for another great puppet show! Barb Paier and Jodie Bade played "starring roles", along with Paula Ables, Susannah Berman, Dana Bocock, Kathy and Peter Brumme, Leslie Edwards, Paige Hansen, Cheree Jetton, Sofia Kiske, Kari Leighton, Julie and Peter Shantz, Erica Vogel, and Matt Westfield.
Ten of our student volunteers braved a stormy night to go the the WHS Performing Arts Center where Book People Bookstore brought author Brian Selznick to talk about his new book The Marvels. His book The Invention of Hugo Cabret has been a Valley View favorite, so it was fun to see slides of how the movie set so closely matched the illustrations from the book. We all went home that night anxious to read the new book and inspired by Brian Selznick's art and writing!
Thanks to all of Valley View for making the book fair so much fun for all of our book-loving Cardinals and their families! Once again Donuts for Dads got us off to a great start. Even Clifford, the big red dog, stopped by to join the fun.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who pulled it all together, led by Elizabeth Ruff, Shelby Hanson, Pilar Richards, and Jodi Bade.
Mrs. Iles, Valley View Librarian, welcomes you to the VVE Library.