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School Library Month

April is School Library Month! School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April, school libraries and librarians are celebrated to recognize the essential role that school libraries play in transforming learning. Our libraries are more than just a room full of books; it's a place where imaginations soar, knowledge is discovered, and dreams take flight!
 
We have two elementary librarians, two elementary media technicians, and two media technicians at our middle and high school. Thank you to Elisabeth Carlson and Gail Hurston-Church at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary School, Bernard Bleha and Tylene Byrd at Orting Elementary School, Karlena Bowers at Orting Middle School, and Gariann Frey at Orting High School Cardinals. Our school librarians help teachers drive student success. School librarians work with every student in their school, teaching them to think critically, providing the resources and support learners need in school and beyond, nurturing their creativity! Thank you to our librarians for everything you do!
 
We asked our students at Orting Elementary School and Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary School to tell us about their favorite book. Over the course of the month, we will be highlighting their book reviews on social media.
 

Ellie, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Wonder by Palacio R.J.

Ellie from OES

"I recommend this book because it is amazing. You learn about some of the things people go through. You also get to learn about different perspectives. If you don't see other people's perspectives, you don't get to know how other people feel." 

Huxton, Kindergarten student at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary

Recommends Guinness World Records: Wacky Wheels by Cari Meister

Huxton from PTR

"I like this book because it shows cars being crushed! I like crushing cars! My favorite part was learning about the tallest limo because it had two engines!"

Kaitlyn, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Kaitlyn from OES

"I love this series and this book. Actually, I just love all the books by this author and this book is based off the author's own experiences. The main character, Raina, learns to not care what people think of her. The story is that she was concerned that people would care about her braces, but in the end, she learns that it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks!"

Lilly, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Lilly from OES

"I think I would recommend 'Ghosts' because it talks about other people's ideas. I also like a little bit of spooky. The main character, Catrina, has to overcome a lot, but her little sister always helps her out. I just feel like it's a really good book!"

Tristan, 1st grade student at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary

Recommends Outside and Inside Dinosaurs by Sandra Markle

Tristan from PTR

"I like this book because I like science and I like learning about the history of dinosaurs. When I grow up, I want to be a paleontologist, with a side job of being a firefighter."

Colbie, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Calendar Mysteries: January Joker by Ron Roy

Colbie from OES

"I recommend this book to anyone that likes scary stories, because it is really scary. It also has some cool twists and turns."

Layla, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Ziggy by Ellen Miles

Layla from OES

"I would recommend this book to anyone that loves puppies. Puppies are my favorite thing, so this book was an easy choice. I also love the name and the story. 'Ziggy' is a fun read!"

Macy, 2nd grade student from Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary

Recommends Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter

Macy from OES

"I like this book because it is so funny. Piper is the funniest character and just like me! There are a lot of twists and turns in this book which makes the story surprising."

Dahllia, 4th grade student at Orting Elementary School

Recommends Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Dahllia from OES

"I like this book because of the pictures and it is funny. The main character, Greg, always has funny things that happen to him. Like in this book, they go on a boating trip and fall in the water. Their car also breaks down on their long road trip."

 

Posted 04/01/2024