Thursday, November 16, 2017

Read and Vote on the GA Children's Book Nominees!


Here's the list of the Picture Book nominees for 2017-18.

I'm about halfway through reading them out loud to the classes that come in regularly and ask me to read out loud. I probably won't read every single title aloud (some lend themselves to reading aloud better than others) but I will show and discuss them all.

Check them out of your local library and let me know which ones are your favorites!  We'll all be voting for our pick at the end of January. That should give everyone time to find and read the ones that interest them.

So far I've narrowed it down to three (well, maybe four) for myself that I just love reading aloud again and again. But which one should I vote for... Hmmmm...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Book Fair is Coming!

It will be here from Friday, August 25th all the way through Friday, September 1st. Schedules will be coming home in your Friday Folders soon, along with the flyer.

We prefer checks and credit cards. 

(We can take cash, but no jars or bags of all coins please.)

Yes, 6% sales tax is still a thing.

All sales are final, so make good choices or shop with parents.

We will be open for BOTH Curriculum Nights, so come shop together on those evenings!

Looking forward to it, Cowpokes.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ready for the 2017-2018 School Year?


These guys are!

Hope you had a great summer and are ready to learn some stuff with friends old and new!

Can't wait for you to see the new layout.

Should be easier to find the books you want.

See you all soon!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Author Visit March 20th!

Georgia Picturebook Award Winner for 2016!
David Biedrycki is coming to Starling Elementary for a full day of awesome presentations on Monday, March 20th!

Here's a link to a page with more information, including how to pronounce his name! (It's ba DREE key)

He is amazing. He's illustrated for other authors and done many books himself including his Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series; his Santa series; his Dragon series; and his new Bear Alert series his working on.

I've read at least some of his books to most of the K-2 classes and mentioned his visit to every class I can.

I'll send a link to an order form to all the teachers if you'd like them to print one out for you. He'll bring paperbacks of many of his books, available for only $8 each and I'm sure he'll be happy to sign them!

Not everyone at Starling will fit in the Media Center at once so we will be having four presentations and streaming it live to the classrooms as well so everyone will have a chance to see him! [edit: And now all of his presentations will be available on our Youtube channel until school is out.]

David Biedrzycki




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016-17 GA Picture Book Nominees Video Playlist!



Watch these with your class (or at home) and next month you can VOTE for your favorite!

If you want to watch certain ones then go to the Starling ES Media Youtube Channel!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Follow Starling Library on Instagram!




Follow us @StarlingLibrary on Instagram for cute pictures of students reading, updates, and book recommendations! (Sometimes I even give away free stuff!)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thanks Dan Santat, For Being Awesome!


That's me and CALDECOTT MEDAL-winning illustrator and author Dan Santat who has just signed our copy of Beekle: An Unimaginary Friend to YOU GUYS, "the students of Starling Elementary." How cool is that? He came to the coolest bookstore in the area, The Little Shop of Stories to give a hilarious presentation and sign a bunch of stuff. Becasue he's awesome!

His new book is perfect for getting ready for summer travels. It's called Are We There Yet? and is all about how time goes so slow when we're bored but fast when we're having fun. It's great. Make your way down to the Little Shop in Decatur this summer when you're looking for something to do and grab a copy. Maybe they'll even still have some signed ones.

THANK YOU DAN SANTAT FOR BEING SO NICE AND SMART AND FUNNY AND AWESOME!