"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bigger Than a Bread Box...

I always loved this part of the description of a surprise gift, one which you had not yet set your eyes upon.

So...yes, it is bigger than a bread box...and smaller than a closet.  Hmm...not quite right. Bigger than a bread box and ... smaller than a couch. That was the expected, but completely surprising gift I received at 3:15 today. Friday. The end of the first week of school. The book order I placed in August arrived today. Today! This was no traditional book order. This was a very large book orderWhen will I find the time to process them? Looks like I need to find and train some willing volunteers!

Check out the best book order I have ever received. Really. Ever.
One Cart. Full. BOTH sides.
I think there are Newbery Books on this shelf...
Seriously...look at these titles!...
more on Wonder, Three Times Lucky, Bird in a Box,
The One and Only Ivan, Liar and Spy, Palace of Stone, Jake and Lilly, Mighty Miss Malone, Capture the Flag and the others in a later post!
I am rounding out some areas of the collection
that had been sorely neglected.
I know circulation is going to go up!
These readers have been waiting quite a while.
My choices and theirs -- filling out the book order with student requests.
Along with bring some new energy to my fiction section, I also ordered some great new nonfiction!
I love books that are puzzles! 
I already have a project in mind for this 1.
Tried to get my hands on Over and Under the Snow all last winter and spring.
These two books will not be on the shelves long.
I don't think I'll even have a chance to shelves these either.
And Poetry!  It's not just for April!

Incredible. Beautiful. Stunning.
I love found poems! 
Poem in Your Pocket Day, here we come!
Hoberman and Emberley. Awesome.
And Biographies! I love to share an inspiring story.

Excited to share this "local girl" with the 5th graders!
Inspiring. Incredible. Enough said.
So many cooks...so little time...
Fannie in the Kitchen has some competition!
No one does it like...Cheryl Harness
Sadly, I missed meeting Sy Montgomery last year.
Did I mention Graphic Novels?  No more empty shelves for me!
No more "Here yesterday...gone today."
Long time coming. Sidekicks and Owly!
Maye now there will be a Lunch Lady on the actual shelves...
two copies of each doesn't seem to do the trick.
Smile, Zita, Zebrafish and so much more!
And Picture books! Anyone want to make some Caldecott predictions?
The Academy Award wining film has been beautifully and skillfully
captured by William Joyce.
Our young school gardeners will easily relate to this wonderful story.
Two different takes on understanding the world around us.
Beautiful message beautifully illustrated.
A school wide favorite!
I'm looking forward to this author/illustrator study with my first graders!
And this author and illustrator study with my kindergartners!
I want to share this with all my students.
I am happy to be adding circulating copies of these books!
(read: I have these, but on my "teaching" shelf)
And...more will arrive in due course. This was the biggest order I had ever placed.  Bigger than a bread box indeed.

Happy Friday!

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