Congratulations to Chloe B. and Kate A. for having their bookmark designs chosen from the Manhattan Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system! Chloe received 1st Place in the 3rd-5th grade category and Kate received 2nd Place in the K-2nd grade category. They will be honored at a Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting ceremony on December 18th. The celebration continues afterwards at the library with gift bags of treats, Barnes & Noble gift cards, and 50 copies of their bookmark design to share with friends and family.
Congratulations to fourth graders Hillary R., Kyra W., and Olivia H. for designing the winning library logo! Expect to see it all over library correspondence next year.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the book title guessing contest based on Ms. Yukari's shirt. I received 61 entries from students in grades 3, 4, and 5. 

Congratulations to fifth grader Mia W. in Ms. Dreiling's class for answering the most titles correctly! She figured out 22 of the 25 titles. There is a 23-way tie for second place, with 21 titles answered correctly. Most of the second place winners are fourth graders; way to go!

The answers:

1. Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm
2. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
3. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
5. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. Watchmen by Alan Moore
8. Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault
9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
10. Aladdin by Anonymous
11. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
12. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
13. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
14. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
15. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
16. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
17. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
19. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
20. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
21. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
22. the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
23. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
24. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
25. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie or Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson

You can purchase the shirt, called "Storytellers," from Threadless.
I recently purchased a t-shirt with 25 book covers drawn to resemble characters from books. Some of the fifth graders were interested in what each book is, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to have the students test their knowledge of books!

Students have until February 18 to submit their book title guesses. Forms can be found in the library near the Reading Rug. Students may collaborate but must submit their own forms. The five students who have the most titles correct will win a prize.