First Program Library
James R. Hurst Library (K-3)

Library Celebrations

Maria Paz Alegre
February has been one of the most exciting months in library, and there’s still two more weeks to go! Students in grades K-2 recently completed a Caldecott Study unit and voted on their choices for best illustrated book of the year. Although the real Caldecott winner, Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, was not selected, students were VERY happy with their election results:
Kindergarten: A tie between Mighty Moby by Ed Young and Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin, an honor medal was given to Triangle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
First Grade: Triangle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Second Grade: Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton
Results of the real Caldecott and other award winning books can be found here.
In anticipation of Chinese New Year, Kindergarten students were also gifted with the wonderful storytelling of Adam Lanphier, one of the Mandarin language teachers at Big Dalton. He read a wonderful book called Who Wants Candied Hawberries? Adam translated the book from Mandarin, it was written by Dongni Bao. Lunar New Year was also celebrated with students in all grades, many were particularly delighted with the book: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Anne Wilson.