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Mysterious Benaltabe Society Wins Global Reading Challenge Semi-Finals!

On Monday, March 5, our Global Reading Challenge team, Mysterious Benaltabe Society, took first place in their division at the city semi-finals. Seattle Public Library coordinates this program, choosing 10 books for teams to read, read, and READ! Competing against nine other elementary schools from around Seattle, MBS endured three rounds of tough questions, missing none! Congratulations to our distinguished team of 5th graders: Alexandra, Charlotte, Clara, Djuna, Justin, and Kian!

Our savvy team proceeds to the city finals, where they will face seven other schools, on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM at the downtown branch of Seattle Public Library. Community is welcome to attend this exciting event in the auditorium. Best wishes as Mysterious Benaltabe Society prepares.


U Book Store Announces 32nd Annual Bookmark Contest

Our partners at University Book Store have just announced the theme for this year’s bookmark contest: “Read and Take Flight.” Bryant Library encourages interested students to take on this artistic expression. In fact, we have had several winners over the years. Here are the simple steps: Continue reading “U Book Store Announces 32nd Annual Bookmark Contest”

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:

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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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