DK classes will be hearing books having to do with the weather, which they are currently studying.
In other library news, Scholastic orders have been sent in and books should arrive soon--probably next week. Without many class visits this week I have been busy cataloging books acquired through the use of Scholastic points. It bears repeating, thank you so much for purchasing through Scholastic. The points that accrue through your orders play a very significant role in our library's acquisitions. A list of recent acquisitions can be viewed on this website.
The book club for grade 5 next meets on Friday, December 9. Belly Up, by Stuart Gibbs, is the current selection, which we will discuss that day. It is a mystery involving the death of Henry Hippo, mascot for the FunJungle zoo. I just finished it and really enjoyed it. Bits of factual information on animals and zoos are integrated into the story; it's an interesting technique, used more and to better effect than I have seen elsewhere.
The book club for grade 4 next meets on Friday, December 16. The club's selection is The Secret Zoo, by Bryan Chick, which is next on my reading agenda. Copies should soon be available at the Manhattan Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles public library. Sorry for the delay in their receipt, which seems to have been caused by the Thanksgiving holiday.