ALL SCHOOL AUTHOR VISIT!
Who Am I?
My name is Barry Deutsch. I’m the author and illustrator of the Hereville graphic novels, which are about “yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.”
Hereville books have been awarded the Oregon Book Award, the Sydney Taylor Book Award, the Cybil Award, and the Oregon Spirit Book Award.
Hereville books have received ten starred reviews so far, including reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. The first Hereville was described by aSchool Library Journal reviewer as “the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.”
More importantly, kids love graphic novels! Kids are used to looking at books in the classroom, and watching cartoons or reading comics on their own time, but graphic novels combine the intensity of storytelling with the fun of images. They teach students to read, but more, to enjoy reading–which may be the most important skill of all!
Order forms to go out AFTER the author visit
Eliot Schrefer's author visit to Buckman's 4th & 5th graders left us with amazement and wonder about his new series "The Lost Rainforest."
He talked in depth about his character (animal) research from print to monkeys crawling on his head. Our students were full of very intellectual questions about his work and inspirations for further books.
Thanks Eliot for inspiring our readers and future authors!
"Magic with depth in this new series stunner."
- Kirkus, **Starred Review**
The Lion King meets Wings of Fire in the magical rainforest kingdom of Caldera in this new middle grade animal fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer.
Caldera has forever been divided into those animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. Nightwalker panthers, like young Mez and her beloved sister, have always feared daywalkers as creatures of myth and legend. Until the eclipse.
Now Mez has discovered that she can cross the Veil and enter the daylight world. Her magical power has unknown depths, but she must rush to discover it after a mysterious stranger arrives at her family’s den, bearing warnings of a reawakened evil.
Saving Caldera means Mez must leave her sister behind and unite an unlikely group of animal friends to unravel an ancient mystery and protect their rainforest home.
OTHER MIDDLE GRADE FICTION BY ELIOT SCHREFER
ORDER FORMS DUE TO BUCKMAN LIBRARY BY 12/15/17
Aaron Reynolds came to Buckman to visit our 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. He was hilarious, engaging and entertaining! What an inspiration for the writing process, teacher motivation and performance!
All the students were so excited to lean that Mr. Reynolds does NOT like sequels, however, they all agree that this sequel is the best!
Mon. Sep. 18th - 1:30pm - Buckman Cafetorium - Grades 1, 2 & 3
ORDER FORMS due to the Buckman Library, Friday, Sept. 8th
2017 Caldecott honor author Vera Brosgol came and shared her amazing talent in a visit to Buckman Elementary Library. Our arts focused kindergarteners were ready with excitement and questions for the local author.
*Order forms due to Buckman Library by Friday, February 24th
He shared information about his childhood, how he always was drawing, how he gets ideas, how he paints and draws, where his words come from, drawings of his books from kids, letters from kids and his artistic skills!
Our 2nd graders are collaborating with Kevin Henkes in spirit by water coloring these sketches in. Is there anyone out there that wants to build some frames for our pictures?
We read so many books! It's not everyday we get to
To kick off the book fair....
Library Media Specialist
Art Show & Sell
Children's Choice Awards
Elephant & Piggie
Global Due Date
Monthly Reading Challenge
Multnomah County Library
Portland Art Museum
School Library Month