Bryant Library

Super Author Mac Barnett to Visit Bryant!


Thanks to our friends at Secret Garden, author Mac Barnett will be visiting Bryant’s K-3rd grades on Thursday, October 13. Mac is the author of several award-winning picture books, such as The Skunk, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and Extra Yarn. In addition, Mac writes great series for our intermediate readers, including The Brixton Brothers and The Terrible Two. For more information, visit his website:

Mac is touring to share his latest picture book, The Magic Word.  He is regarded as an exemplary speaker, who really knows and adores his audience. We can’t wait to meet him!

If you would like to order a book for Mac to personally autograph, click here. Return any order forms to Bryant Library by the morning of October 13. Contact Anne Aliverti in the library should you have any questions:


Global Reading Challenge: Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Readers!



We are seeking students interested in participating in Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge. Similar to Battle of the Books, students are placed on teams to share the reading of 10 books vetted by Seattle Public Library. Students glean from wonderful reading and teaming opportunities. The challenge begins on November 1st and ends in early March.

To participate, students must simply agree to read the books and attend the lunch time meetings in library, which usually happen just once per week.

After giving 4th and 5th graders a glimpse of what it means to be a Global Reader, Ms. Aliverti will be distributing forms in late September.

5th Graders: Start the Year With These Reading Suggestions

Who knows the best books for fifth graders better than fifth graders? Departing students created a great resource for us. Have a look:

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Suggested by Mark L
Teacher: Day
Ben gets an invitation to a spy school. In the 3 books (soon to be 4) Ben goes and explores the world of a spy. Put your feet in Ben’s shoes and go on the amazing adventures of Spy School.

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
Suggested by Emma F
Teacher: Day
Really interesting plot and dramatic characters. A queen has to tell stories every night for the king to save her life.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Suggested by Erik B
Teacher: Day
Nerve-racking and a white knuckle adventure. It is also very exiting! Continue reading “5th Graders: Start the Year With These Reading Suggestions”

A School of Readers

Welcome Back, Hawks!

genre-artHappy September 2016! We are eager to meet our new Hawks and to see familiar faces perusing our stacks.

Continue reading “Welcome Back, Hawks!”

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