Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Picture book month

November has been designated "Picture Book Month"!

We celebrate picture books all year round in the Lawrence School Library. They are sources of beautiful artwork and excellent literature for students of all ages.

We encourage students to borrow and read picture books at all ages because of the rich vocabulary and complex sentence structure -- something they won't find in an "early reader" style book.

Listening to the text read aloud will enrich the listener's vocabulary and will help them to understand the structure of stories -- which can be applied to the books they read for the rest of their lives.

Here are some recent additions to our library that are good examples of picture books:

It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
Simple illustrations with a big, important message!

Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay
A story about how writers create stories that become books. This book shows students all the choices that writers have to make when they write.

A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book about all the types of nests in the animal kingdom.

Read a picture book today!
For more information about Picture Book Month, please visit this website:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Boston Book Festival October 23 & 24

The Boston Book Festival is happening next weekend October 23 & 24. Lots of book-related events are planned: activities, author panels, books read by authors and characters to meet. Those invited include Louis Sachar (author of the Wayside School series among many other titles), Patricia Reilly Giff, Rebecca Stead and Molly Bang (author of When Sophie Gets Really Really Angry).

Here's the link to the schedule: