Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
~Mason Cooley

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Dream in a Bottle

This is an awesome story from

One rainy Sunday afternoon in 1989...a 7-year-old girl named Amy decided to send something to Roald Dahl. Taking inspiration from her favourite book, The BFG, and using a combination of oil, coloured water and glitter, Amy sent the of her dreams, contained in a bottle. His lovely response can be seen below.
Come down the library and check out The BFG or another Roald Dahl book and see how you're inspired!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7

A new school year always means a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book.  The newest version is The Third Wheel:  

The book will be released on November 13th and you will have an opportunity to pre-order a copy at our book fair in October.  We already have a few copies on order for the library in anticipation of the waiting lists to come...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Welcome Back, Walker Wolves

It's so great to be back to start a brand new school year at Walker! I'll start seeing classes in the library and checking out books starting Monday, August 13th but please feel free to stop by to say hello and see what's new at the library.  I'll be using this space to keep you up to date on new materials in the library, as well as exciting childrens' book events.  Keep checking back in and be sure to leave a comment while you're here!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

To the Book Fair...and Beyond

Hooray! Our fall book fair is on the way and there are some major changes coming. For the first time ever, you are allowed to order books on line! So if the adults at home haven't had the time to come in and shop or if you have friends and relatives in other cities and states who might love the chance to buy you a book - Check out the online book fair and don't forget to visit the classroom wish list page!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Why I Read...

I Read by Richard Peck

I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the pages of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life;
I read not for happy 
endings but for new beginnings; I’m just beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don’t, and young though they are, they’re beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey begins at the library, and it’s time for me to start packing;
I read because one of these days I’m going
 to get out of this town, and I’m going to
 go everywhere and meet
 everyone, and I want 
to be ready.”

–Richard Peck, author
, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, 

Your turn. Why do you read?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chronicles of Harris Burdick

This is one I'm waiting for eagerly. Won't be here until November sometime but it will be worth the wait!

Heroes of Olympus

The second installment in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series is scheduled to come out October 4th. We've already ordered our copies of Throne of Fire, but if you can't wait until next month, click here for a sneak peek at the first chapter!