Grades TK, K, 1, and 2 have now heard all five books nominated for the California Young Reader Medal in the "Primary" category. The students will vote for their favorite during the week of February 22.
Also that week we have our visit with author/illustrator Erin Eitter Kono--on Tuesday, February 23. Ms. Kono is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. She grew up in the midwest and spent many years traveling the world before settling down in Palos Verdes. She has published ten picture books including the cheerful Caterina series. Her next book, Every Color, comes out later this year. You can order books for Ms. Kono to sign and/or personalize with a child's name. There is an online order page, and a paper order form will go home in the Tuesday envelope on February 2. To prepare for her visit, this week we are reading alound her three Caterina books.
On Thursday, March 3, author D.J. MacHale will be presenting assemblies to grades 3, 4, and 5 as well as meeting with the 5th-grade book club. D.J. MacHale is the author of the bestselling book series Pendragon--Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space; the spooky Morpheus Road trilogy; and the sci-fi thriller trilogy The SYLO Chronicles. His newest book, Project Alpha, is the first in a new adventure/science series, Voyagers. You can order books for Mr. MacHale to sign and/or personalize with a child's name. There is an online order page, and a paper order form went home in the Tuesday envelope on February 2. Please note, the Pendragon series is recommended for grade 5 and up.
Thanks to Pages: A Bookstore, our local independent bookstore, for putting me in touch with Ms. Kono and Mr. MacHale, and for coordinating book sales. Thanks to the Pennekamp PTA for its support of these events as well.