Storytelling with Michael Kusugak

On January 17th, Inuit author and storyteller, Michael Kusugak, came to the South Slope/ BCSD library.  He did two sessions of storytelling for Divisions 5-11 from South Slope and Divisions 15-17, 19 from BCSD.  The students heard stories retold from his published books as well as some new stories.  We were all fascinated with his string stories, too.  Ask someone from one of the classes that were there to tell you all about it.

Upcoming Author Visits

We are excited to annouce 3 upcoming author visits this term.

Canadian mystery author, Eric Wilson, will be coming January 12 to do a presentation for students in Divisions 1-4.  Check out his site for more information: ericwilson.com

On January 17th Michael Kusugak will come to share his stories with Divisions 5,6, and 7 from South Slope and Divisions 15 and 16 from BCSD.  Check out his site for more information: www.michaelkusugak.com

On February 22nd best-selling Canadian author Kari Lynn Winters will come to visit Divisions 8, 9, 10 and 11.  Her website is: www.kariwinters.com

South Slope’s Canadian Picture Book of the Year

During November and December Divisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 read the 5 books nominated for the Marilyn Ballie Picture Book Award 2010.  The nominees were Me and You by Genevieve Cote, The Delicious Bug by Janet Perlman, You’re Mean Lily Jean by Frieda Wishinsky , Timmerman was here by Colleen Sydor and Our Corner Grocery Store by Joanne Swartz.  The students enjoyed all the books, but chose The Delicious Bug by Janet Perlman as their favourite.  Check these great books out at the library and you be the judge!