_Even though November is a short school month, students checked out quite a few books. The library circulated 1,280 books (about 100 more than the same period last year) and placed 53 holds (about half are for the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Cabin Fever). Harry Potter was bumped from the Top 3 this month; our highest circulating books were Al Capone Does My Shirts (read by 5th graders), Guinness World Records 2011, and Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. I'm thrilled that students are really enchanted with -- and clamoring to read about -- Peter Nimble.

Three classes checked out an average of at least four books per student: Ms. Whalley (4.67 books/student), Mrs. Herbert (4.23 books/student), and Ms. Carlin/Mrs. Ibrahim (4.09 books/student). But the three students who checked out the most books in November were fourth graders (with 14, 15, and 16 books checked out each).