Thursday, May 14, 2009

And the #1 picture book is...

Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak was chosen by readers of A Fuse #8 blog as the #1 picture book of all time. The blog post also links to the entirety of the Top 100 Picture Books Poll countdown that started about 6 weeks ago. What a fantastic list!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hugh Brewster author visit tomorrow

Thanks to cooperation with the Cumberland Regional Library, Canadian author Hugh Brewster will be visiting Parrsboro Elementary on the morning of Wednesday, May 6th. Students in grades 4-6 will enjoy an hour-long presentation from Mr. Brewster, who has written books such as On Juno Beach: Canada’s D-Day heroes and 882 ½ Amazing Answers to your questions about the Titanic. His book At Vimy Ridge: Canada’s greatest World War I victory was nominated for a 2009 Hackmatack Reader’s Choice Award and his visit to Parrsboro is in conjunction with the Hackmatack awards ceremony in Halifax on May 8th.

As someone who works with the students here and sees their enthusiasm for anything to do with the world wars, and as someone who has studied military history herself, I am very excited about this visit. Can't wait!