The Tale of Despereaux & the Holidays

Check out our new display in the media center.  I was lucky enough to get a standee from the upcoming movie, The Tale of Despereaux.  I’m super excited about this movie.  Kate DiCamillo is my favorite author, and many of you love her writing as well.  We can’t keep the Tale of Despereaux on our shelves.  Kate DiCamillo has several other great books, which are all featured in this display.  Stop by and check them out.

We’ve also been decorating for the holidays and putting up books displays related to the December holidays.  If you have any great resources to share with us, let me know.

Author Visit

On Tuesday December 2, Pam Alexander visited our school.  We had a great time hearing her talk about Georgia.  She has traveled all over the state and put her traveling knowledge into her books and illustrations.  Her books include The Onion Ambassador, Sails Pails and Alligator Tales, Yumion’s Mountain Holidays, Yumion Goes to the City, and Jeremiah Makes History Hop.  Many students bought her books and got her autograph.  Check out the pics of her visit.  If you didn’t get a chance to purchase her books, stop by the media center and check on out.

Storyteller Visits Barrow

Jackie Elsener, librarian from Athens Regional Library, visited our school on Monday November 17 to tell stories to 4th and 5th grade.  The students enjoyed listening to the Tinder Box and a civil war ghost story.  She showed students the books where she learned the stories that she told.  Storytelling is a wonderful activity.  Try telling a story of your own to someone you know.  Also, don’t forget that Athens Regional library is a wealth of information and a wonderful place to find some new stories.