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Seeing 4th & 5th Graders for Global Reading Challenge

We are seeking 4th and 5th graders 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 this form. Please return to library by Thursday, October 18.

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Popular Author/Illustrator Jeffrey Brown Coming to Bryant!

On Monday, October 22, Bryant Library welcomes best-selling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown. His popular works include the middle grade Jedi Academy series as well as the Darth Vader and Son series. Jeffrey will present to Bryant’s 1st-4th graders. Thanks to our wonderful partners at Third Place Books for bringing us this event.

When he was a kid, Jeffrey always dreamed of growing up to draw comics and make books for a living– and now he’s living that dream! Jeffrey has written a number of autobiographical books for adults, humorous graphic novels about cats, and parodies like Incredible Change-Bots.

Jeffrey is touring on his latest series that’s been 40,000 years in the making: Lucy & Andy Neanderthal! Lucy and Andy are a brother and sister living in the stone age, which would be hard enough between hunting mammoths and avoiding cave bears — but they also have to make new friends, stay out of trouble, and survive their prehistoric sibling rivalry! Jeffrey’s latest installment, Lucy & Andy Book Three: Bad to the Bones, is going to keep kids talking around the watering hole.

This free author event is supported entirely through book sales. If you’d like to order one of Jeffrey’s books,  click HERE for the order form, which is due by October 22 at 8:30 AM.

Happy New School Year!


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. I’m excited to see both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you as teacher-librarian. Although working hard over the summer to review new books and other materials so that our Hawks’ brains will soar, I did take time to travel and explore with my family. We visited Sun River, where I did real mountain biking for the first time–not just skidding off the path on the Burke Gilman! There in Bend, I also experienced what I deem the best tasting baked good ever–the Ocean Roll at The Sparrow Bakery. If you like cardamom and croissants, it’s a must-try!

Last year, during my first visit to Paris, I made frequent stops at famous American Bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Of course, any bookstore with a friendly cat immediately wins me over. Also compelling, their sign reading: “Open door, open book, open mind, open heart.”

As we respond to events happening in our school, community, and world, I’m reminded of how much reading contributes to our empathy and capacity to respond to each other with compassion and kindness. So, I’ve borrowed this wonderful motto, as we open our minds and hearts together.

Please contact me or stop by any time, so we can talk about great books, literacy, and other places to find yummy foods!

A School of Readers

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