I'd like to tell you about two exciting author-related events for Pennekamp students. Both of them were arranged with the help of Pages, our local independent bookstore. Id' like to give a big shout-out to Pages for supporting our school libraries in so many ways. Are you buying a book or in need of a new jigsaw puzzle? I shop at Pages. We are so lucky to have them in our town.
Last Wednesday, May 20, the 5th-grade book club Zoomed with James Ponti, author of Framed! which is the club's current selection. Framed! is a thrilling middle-grade chapter book involving the National Gallery, the FBI, a crime syndicate, and two awesome twelve-year-olds determined to solve an art-heist mystery. James Ponti was very generous with his time and very fun to talk with! He has another cool mystery series starting with City Spies--I just ordered my copy and can't wait to read it! Many thanks to James Ponti for spending time with PK's 5th-grade book club. See the trailer below for City Spies. (Doesn't it look great?!)
On Tuesday, May 26, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., there's a very exciting, virtual book launch event for The Ocean in Your Bathtub, by Seth Fishman an award-winning author who lives right here in Manhattan Beach. Seth Fishman will introduce his brand-new book and read it aloud, and a scientist at our very own Roundhouse Aquarium will answer questions about the ocean and sea life. This is a live, virtual event. To register and receive login information, go to the event page and click on "register for the event here." The event is intended primarily for TK to 3rd-grade students, but I plan to be there! To get an idea of how cool this event is going to be, click on the book trailer below.
Here are some ebooks about authors and illustrators that you can check out from the County of L.A. Library. If you don't have a library card (or can't find it), Instant Digital Cards are available. If the book you want is checked out, put it on hold. The hold system works well and usually isn't a super long wait.