DJ MacHale will be speaking at the Manhattan Beach public library on October 20. He'll be promoting his spooky new middle-grade novel, The Curse of the Boggin, just in time for Halloween.
This week students in grade 4 who want to read the CYRM chapter-book nominees will begin to receive those from the PK library. The library will be circulating ten copies of each of the three in the coming months. Voting will be at the end of March. Copies can also be obtained from the public library and from booksellers.
This week in the library grades K, 1, and 2 will hear another of the California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) nominees, It's an Orange Aardvark, so we'll watch this short "classic Sesame Street" video that is below to go with it, as well as at least some of the film of carpenter ants in a tree stump (since that's exactly what's in the Orange Aardvark book).
Grades 3, 4, and 5 will hear The Kite that Bridged Two Nations, and we'll take a look at the Smithsonian video also below, since the book is about the first suspension bridge over the Niagara River.