WELCOME TO THE NEW 2018-2019
SCHOOL YEAR AT NEWTOWN LIBRARY
WOW!!!!!! WE ARE GOING TO START OUT WITH A BIG NAME IN THE BOOK WORLD THIS NEW SCHOOL YEAR. WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE ........
MR. TODD PARR !!!! COMING TO THE LIBRARY ON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MINDY POPESCU FOR NEVER GIVING UP. TODD WILL BE VISITING THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN COUNCIL ROCK. ALSO A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO NEWTOWN BOOKSHOP FOR SUPPLYING THE BOOKS.
TODD PARR LIVES IN BERKELEY, CA WITH HIS DOG, BULLY AND OTHERS. HIS BOOKS ARE EYE-POPPING AND CONTAIN PRIMARY COLORS ALONG WITH FEEL GOOD WORDS. HE HAS OVER 25+ JOYFUL TITLES TO HIS CREDIT EACH FEATURING MANY QUIRKY CHARACTERS ALONG WITH THE MESSAGES THAT IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT AND DEFINITELY OKAY TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
PARR'S PREVIOUS BOOKS HAVE BEEN PRAISED BY CRITICS AS "WHIMSICAL, UPBEAT" (PUBLISHER WEEKLY), "DELIGHTFUL FUN" (PARENTING), AND "CLEVER, AMAZING, REASSURING" (SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL).
WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE TODD COME TO OUR LIBRARY AND SHARE HIS CRAFT WITH US HERE AT NEWTOWN ELEMENTARY.
VISIT HIS WONDERFUL WEB SITE TO LEARN MORE.
COMING IN 2019:
LEE HARPER - Tuesday, FEBRUARY 12 OR 13 (snow)
We are thrilled to welcome Lee to our Library who will meet our children in grades 1-2-3 and Kindergarten.
"Lee Harper has always loved to draw. His love for doodling grew into a serious ambition to be an artist and after high school he attended the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He says, After college I embarked on the most challenging and rewarding adventure of my life...being a husband and father of four wonderful children. My career path took a few detours that led me down many roads which didn't always involve making art, but somehow life's path led me back.' "
The children are in for wonderful presentations during the day as Lee explains his writing process and shows how he draws his famous characters like WOOLBUR and TURKEY.
MARC TYLER NOBLEMAN - THURSDAY/APRIL 12
Marc not only likes comic books. Actually, he loves comic books and the background stories behind the writers. He has authored over 70 books for young people of all ages, including BILL the BOY WONDER : The Secret Co-Creator of Batman and BOYS OF STEEL: The Creators of Superman. Excellent research into the lives of Bill Finger and his brilliant character BATMAN along with Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel who created SUPERMAN.
Another wonderful non-fiction book of his is titled, FAIRY SPELL: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies are Real. This is the true story of two British cousins in 1917 who fooled the world with a remarkable hoax, showing real photographs of real fairies. Amazing what happened in 1983 !!!! The who, what, when, where, why and how all is revealed. OH MY!
The last title showcased, THIRTY MINUTES OVER OREGON: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story is one that deserves to be told. The devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in 1941 drew the US into World War II. This the story of Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese bomber pilot who dropped bombs on a small town in Oregon undetective not once but twice. A beautiful story of reconciliation and true kindness.
"SUPERMAN YOU KNOW.
BATMAN YOU KNOW.
AND IF THAT ISN'T ENOUGH ---- !!!!!!!!
On WEDNESDAY--MAY 1ST we are honored to host the 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK recipient, VEERA HIRANANDANI who will speak to our sixth grade class about her book, THE NIGHT DIARY.
Veera's book not only won the 2019 Newbery Honor but also the 2019 Walter Dean Myers Honor Award and the 2018 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature and many more acolates.
Raised in a small town in Connecticut growing up wasn't always easy for Veera. Her mother is Jewish-American, her father is from a Hindu family in India and she really didn't know any other kids like her where she lived. But coming from two cultures and not always fitting in has probably made her a stronger person. She was also shy, and spent a lot of time quietly watching others. She says, "Maybe I wouldn't have become a writer if I wasn't forced to look at the world a little differently."
This story takes place in 1947, and India, newly freed from British rule, is being divided into two countries: Pakistan and India. Nisha on the eve of her twelfth birthday, receives a journal - a place to record the thoughts she can never seem to say aloud as she starts to see the world through older eyes.
The Night Diary is told through the letters Nisha writes to her mother in her journal. This beautiful book showcases one of the most dramatic moments in history and of one girl's search for home, her own identity, and a hopeful future."
A big thank you to the Newtown Bookshop who arranged for this author to visit our school while on a book tour throughout the state.