Bryant Library

Popular Author/Illustrator Tom Watson Coming to Bryant

On Tuesday, March 13th at 1:30, author Tom Watson will visit Bryant’s 1st–4th graders. Tom authors and illustrates all the Stick Dog AND Stick Cat novels. Kirkus Reviews proclaims his books as “silly, simple reads for middle graders who love dogs, be they hot- or stick-.”Akin to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate, Tom’s comic style and humorous characters have wide appeal.

About to release, Stick Dog Crashes a Party is a “festive adventure complete with cake, ribs, fireworks, and very special guests!”

Tom’s presentation is sure to include lots of sketching and laughs. Visit Tom’s webpage:

We heartily thank Third Place Books for bringing this free event to us. To order one or more of Tom’s books, click on this link and return to Bryant Library by Thursday, March 8.



Happy New School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 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. 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’m going to borrow this wonderful motto for this year and beyond, as we open our minds and hearts together.

A School of Readers

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