Having read at least 5 books in one category, you may now cast your ballot for the best Children's book of 2014. Voting will take place during lunch on Monday April 21, the usual Red Cedar meeting time on Wednesday April 23, and during the morning of Friday April 25. The Gala will be two weeks later, on Wednesday May 7, at Strawberry Vale Elementary.
Thank you for letting me know that your child can join us for the gala, as well as whether or not you are able to transport one or more children to the event. For planning purposes, I would greatly appreciate having this information by Tuesday April 22.
Ask Mme van Gessel and Mrs Economou how Campus View will celebrate this fantastic book.
EVERYONE is invited to drop what they are doing, (besides fire fighters, police officers, and ER health care providers) to read for 20 minutes on this day.
Last year's Chocolate Lily winner in BC was I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders.
The Red Cedar Fiction winner was Count me in by Sara Leach. The Red Cedar Information Winner was The Last Airlift by Marsha Skrypuch.
Look out for the lists of nominees for the 2014 prizes. I will also list the French choices for Campus View, chosen from the Lis-Moi Tout and Je Lis Tout lists.
9 primary classes participated in the Chocolate Lily Young Readers' choice awards. I read them 6 books and they voted for their favourites.
9 for Pussycat, Pussycat, where have you been? by Dan Bar-el
31 for Louis the tiger who came from the sea by Michael Kozlowski
22 for Can hens give milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner (we did this on an e-book, projected, still read by me. had some tech difficulties, but got through the story each time)
26 for Seal song by Andrea Spalding
63 for I want to go to the moon by Tom Saunders (we did this with the CD. First, I played the song while I turned the pages of the book. Then, I read the book so they could hear the story more easily. I'm pretty sure this helped it win at our school.)
24 for Sounds of the ferry by Sara Leach
We are sending our numbers to the Chocolate Lily organizers in Vancouver, so we will know in June what the province-wide results are. Watch this space!
At Braefoot Elementary, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Nicholas Read and Marthe Jocelyn will be presenting.
Teachers' Corner Book store will be selling books by all Red Cedar authors and Marthe Jocelyn.
A small snack will be provided--cookies and juice.
Time to celebrate readers and writers!
Our small but intrepid group of Readers at Campus View has all read enough books to vote for their favourite and be counted in the BC Young Readers’ Choice Award.
To celebrate Victoria’s readers, we are holding a mini Gala event at Braefoot Elementary School, 1440 Harrop Road, on Wednesday May 8, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two children’s authors will be presenting to the students—Marthe Jocelyne, and Nicholas Read. Nicholas is also a Red Cedar author this year—he is one of the creators of the information book The Sea Wolves.
The students will also have the opportunity to purchase books by the Red Cedar authors and Marthe.
The small fee for the snack provided will be covered by the Library, but we will need some transportation in order to arrive at Braefoot. If you can contribute some time to drive a car full of readers, please indicate below. Also, you will need to arrange pickup at Braefoot for your reader.
Thank you for your support in encouraging young readers!
start bringing in your already-read books for the Book Swap on Thursday. Parents will be available to collect them every morning on the Stage.