Tumblebooks is back!

Great news! Our school district now has a subscription to Tumblebooks from Scholastic. This is a great site to find story books, non fiction, videos and more.  

Read and listen to some of your favourite books any time from the link on school website under Library or click on the link on the left hand side right here on the Library blog. 

Comments or questions?  Please come and see me anytime in the library or leave your comments here. 

Author Rachelle Delaney visits South Slope

On January 12th Rachelle Delaney, author of The Metro Dogs of Moscow, The Circus Dogs of Prague, The Ship of Lost Souls and more, visited our school. She spoke to students in Divisions 1-4 about her books and told us the story of how she plans, writes and researches her books. Students asked her lots of great questions and we learned some interesting things about Rachelle and being an author. Her words of advice: “Great writers are great readers.” Thanks, Rachelle, for a great visit! 

Canadian Picture Book of the Year

For the past few weeks Divisions 5,6,7,8,17 and 18 have been reading the five nominees for the Maryilyn Baillie Picture Book of the Year Award. From these five Canadian Picture books students will be choosing their winner for the Great Canadian Picture Book of the year.  First,students read some award winning books during our library times and were encouraged to check out award winning and Canadian picture books. Next, we created criteria for deciding what makes a great picture book.  Then, we began reading all five nominees for 2016.  Soon the students will vote for their favourite. Stay tuned to find out which book won!

Here are the nominees:

DEAR Day 

We had a great day celebrating Drop Everything And Read day and School Library Day.  Everyone was invited to wear their pyjamas and some of us even brought our favourite stuffies.  We read in the hallways, the pods, our classrooms and, of course, in the library! 

Why do we do this every year? Independent reading,  choice and time to read is what students, and adults, need to become readers.

“A child sitting in a quiet room with a good book isn’t a flashy or marketable teaching method. It just happens to be the only way anyone became a reader.”  Nancy Atwell, The Reading Zone


BPL visits South Slope/BCSD

Thank you Jon Scop from Burnaby Public Library for visiting our school yesterday.  Divisions 3,4 and 15 attended the presentation where Jon talked to us about resources at BPL and gave some great book talks.  Many of the books are now on my list to read and purchase for our school library.

Here is the list of books Jon spoke about:

https://burnaby.bibliocommons.com/list/share/85569609_jonprogramming/689987307_grade_4_reads

Thanks, Jon and BPL!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Next week, September 19-22, the Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the library. We hope you will visit and find a great book and support our school library. 60% of book sales go towards new resources for the library! Parent volunteers are needed. Please see Mrs. Araujo in the library and/or check the sign up sheet in the hall just outside the library.

Book Fair Hours:

Monday 11:45 – 12:15pm, Recess and 3:00 – 3:30pm

Tuesday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 1:45 – 6pm

Wednesday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm
Thursday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 1:45 – 5:00pm, 6:00 – 8:00pm