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2013 Newbery Award Winner

January 30, 2013

The 2013 Newbery Award was announced this week, and the winner is…THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN!  Wow!  If you want to read my review of this book, check out the previous post.  I think this is a book that a lot of students at Crescent Park School will enjoy.  Come on in and check it out.


December 14, 2012


Peyton, Caroline, and Myles are the first three third graders to read and blog about their five American Girl books!  These three students in Mrs. Wight’s third grade class have been so eager, meeting me every day in the library to swap out their books.  Peyton and Caroline have read well above the “required” five books, and I don’t think there’s any end in sight!  Congratulations!  See you at the Tea Party!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here

September 15, 2012

This  week during all recess lunches, half of the CPS Gym will be turned into a book store!  It’s time for the annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair. Students will have an opportunity to browse hundreds of quality books to purchase, and there will be a few school supplies and posters, as well. The Fair will also be open on Tuesday night during Open House.  Please come and buy a book or two; a portion of the proceeds stays in the library to purchase more books for all to enjoy.

Reading is Fundamental ad

May 22, 2012

I’ve been enjoying watching this Reading is Fundamental public service announcement lately.  This organization’s mission is to put a book in the hand of every child.  Awesome.  The ad  combines lots of things I am passionate about:  favorite book characters (Wimpy Kid, Madeline, Humpty Dumpty, Red Riding Hood, etc. etc.), a wildly positive message about the importance of reading, and a really catchy tune. Click  here  if you want to check it out.  You can take the “book people unite” pledge and get a free download of the song  (sung by John Legend, Chris Martin, Jack Black, Regina Spektor, and others) if you like it as much as I do!


March 2, 2012
Gracie with her mom and little sister, showing off their Seuss cake

Gracie with her mom and little sister, showing off their Seuss cake

We’ve been celebrating all week, but today is the REAL birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Elementary schools all over America are celebrating the wonderful, wacky books of Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading in general.

Here are TWO trivia questions, one for yesterday when we had a snow day, and one for today:

Question #4:  “How did Dr. Seuss serve his country during World War II?”

Question #5:  “Which Dr. Seuss book was in the top five of the Publishers Weekly best-selling children’s books of all time?”

Answer in the comment section below.  Prize winner will be announced on Monday.

Trivia Question #3, and answer for #2

February 29, 2012

Many of Dr. Seuss’s books were just plain silly, but some of them had a deeper message. List TWO books and the MESSAGE that Dr. Seuss was trying to get across.


Here’s the answer to yesterday’s question, WAS DR. SEUSS A DOCTOR?  EXPLAIN:

No, he wasn’t a doctor.  He was studying for an advanced degree in English when he left school to get married.

The k-2 question was, “what color is the ZELF on the SHELF in THERE”S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET?  The answer is PURPLE.  (By the way, it is perfectly ok to look in the book for these answers, or to do research on the internet.)

Trivia Question #2

February 28, 2012

Here’s Tuesday’s Dr. Seuss trivia question:

“Was Dr. Seuss a doctor?  Explain.”

Note that there are TWO parts to this question:  a simple yes or no will not be correct!

And remember, the answers will be posted after 3 p.m. to be fair to all contestants.