Foster Excitement About Books…It’s a Good Idea

I’m a big fan of making a big deal out of books (I’m considering starting up the book reviews again…just cause).
Each year in Vermont schools, librarians, avid readers…everyone celebrates ten books that make the Red Clover Award list.  These nominees are shared across Vermont and then voting occurs…with a final selection announced for the state to revel in.  It’s wonderful.
One of our schools dedicated a whole afternoon to the books today.  The idea was that themes from the stories were organized across the school as activities.  Visiting stations connections were made with text, fun was had and a lot of literature was celebrated.
And guess what…the kids were pumped…about books.  It’s a good thing.
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