It’s been awhile since I have posted photos of the latest members of the Birthday Book Club. Here are Cole, who donated When The Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge, and Diego, who gave us Rising Above by Gregory Zuckerman. When The Moon Comes is a gorgeous book where children wait for the beaver pond to freeze so they can play hockey on a cold November night. Rising Above is an inspirational book telling us how 11 superstar athletes overcame challenges in their youth through discipline and hope. Both are wonderful books and we are so happy to add them to our collection! Happy Birthday to Cole and Diego!

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Almost every year we read Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor to the fourth grade class. This year we were lucky to have Bennett’s grandmother, Mrs. Berte,  read it aloud to them. Mrs. Berte is a terrific reader and the students were riveted by the story. Some of them commented at the end that it was the best story they ever heard or read. All learned a little about love, perseverance, and why people act the way they do. It was a huge success! If you have never read it, I highly recommend that you do!

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Mrs. Wolfe And The 4K

Nothing is better than a funny book on a cold, rainy, gloomy day. Here is our beloved Mrs. Wolfe in the story corner reading Tabitha’s Terrifically Tough Tooth by Charlotte Middleton. This book is always a favorite, especially with the students who are starting to lose those baby teeth. Mrs. Wolfe also treated them to Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer and Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems. Everyone left the library in happy moods even with the sun still not shining!

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One More Little Bee!

So excited to add another Bee to our readers/writers this week! Katie wrote a review of The Land Of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly, which she recommends to all. Check it out!

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Everyone at St. Eugene has a bee in their bonnet about the Bee A Reader program! Here we have Nick, Carlena, and Sadie showing off their recently awarded bees. These honeys have all learned the art of writing a book review. Instead of droning on and on, they made their reviews buzz with excitement. I know that everyone will be swarming around the new bookshelves to find out which books they recommend! Way to bee a reader!
















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Last night was the final battle in Battle of the Books at Glen Hills Middle School. I can’t tell you how proud of ALL our students I have been all year. A team from sixth grade, five teams from fifth grade and another from fourth grade read 45 books and entered the battles. Each week the teams were quizzed with thirty questions in increasing difficulty about the books.  Finally three teams made it to Glen Hills where 42 teams competed against one another by grade level. We had a blast watching our readers compete and all did a fantastic job. Congratulations to all our participants and especially to Rose, Teresa and Eliana from Book Bombs; Katlyn, Katie and Mila from Golden Books; and Emily I., Emily D. and Sophia from Royal Readers.

They had lots of family and friends watching, too! Congratulations to all and special thanks to the hard-working Liz Mark and Lisa Badran!

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Bee A Reader!

Here is darling Theresa, our first Bee A Reader winner!  To earn the coveted bee, Theresa wrote a book review of a book from our library that she really liked. She chose The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. If you like your books on the scary side, try any book by Wright. She is a Wisconsin author from Kenosha and has written many a spooky tale. The Dollhouse Murders is also on the list for Battle of the Books this year. Congratulations, Theresa! Way to Bee A (winning) Reader!

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