Thursday, September 22, 2016

Get ready for our Fall Book Fair!

Our Fall Book Fair is just around the corner.  What the Book will be here from Seoul.  Come prepared to shop and stock up on books for the winter!

Event: Fall Book Fair
Place: ES PAC
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday
(Please note that Friday is a half day)
Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 5, Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7
(Parents are welcome after school every day!)

Please talk about appropriate choices with your parents beforehand and come prepared to enjoy the fair and to buy a lot of books.  (Your teacher will let you know which day you will visit the book fair as a class).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

The first picture book nominated for this year's Morning Calm Medal is The Bear Ate Your Sandwich written by Julia Sarcone-Roach.
"By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich.
But you may not know how it happened.
So let me tell you.
It all started with the bear . . .

So begins Julia Sarcone-Roach’s delicious tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing, it’s not until the very end that we begin to suspect this is a TALL tale."                                                                                                           - Amazon review
Click here to visit the author's website.

Click here for a whole lot of fun bear facts.

Click here for some great sandwich recipes to try out yourself.

Click here for over 50 fun picnic ideas!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Our New Morning Calm Medal Nominees for 2016-2017!

Here are the ten books that are in the running for the Morning Calm Medal this year.  We are excited to get started reading them!

The five picture books that we will read together during library time are...
The five chapter books that students will read independently are...  

May the best book win!

Visit the official Morning Calm Medal blog at

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Now that was a fun day...

Thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday.  The mood was bright and cheery as you can see from the photos below.  

Dahl's stories and poems were shared. Every Roald Dahl book and DVD the library owns was checked out.  There were even golden tickets to be found!

"Sit back and allow the words 
to wash around you like music..."

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Winning Bookmark Designs

Thank you to everyone who entered our bookmark contest. We were delighted with the creative entries. Below are the designs that will be printed and used in our library this year. Congratulations and well done!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

On Tuesday, September 13th, people all over the world are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl.
To help celebrate, we are having a yellow colour day.  All students and teachers are invited to come to school wearing Roald Dahl's favourite colour... yellow.

As well, we encourage everyone to have fun exploring The Official Roald Dahl Website.  There you will find photos, book descriptions, and character sketches as well as video and sound clips and a virtual tour of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. 

You can learn from the master storyteller himself about the craft of writing at

You can try your hand at making some revolting recipes at

Get crafty and creative at

Most importantly, take time to enjoy one or more of his fantastic stories today!

"Sit back and allow the words 
to wash around you like music..."

Horrible Histories by Terry Deary

We are excited to offer Terry Deary's books to our students.  Mr. Deary is probably best known for his Horrible Histories series. He hooks students into history with his unique humorous perspective... He leaves in the nasty bits!

Visit the series' cool website at