One book this week relates to Veterans Day: Henry and the Cannons, by Don Brown, a nonfiction book about the American Revolution. Grade 5 will hear 14 Cows for America, nominated for the California Young Reader Medal.
Next week I will be talking with classes about the upcoming Pennekamp book fair, which takes place in the cafeteria the week right after Thanksgiving break (which is also teacher conference week): December 2 to 6. The winter holidays are coming up; and while the library is a great source of reading material, receiving a new book of one's own is undeniably a treat for any child. Speaking of, there will be an opportunity at the fair to purchase a book for a child in a neighboring community who may not be able to afford many new books.