Book Fair: November 14-15, 2017

Calling all volunteers! Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is quickly approaching and we need YOUR help! We begin setting up for our Book Fair on Thursday, November 9th, and there are tons of opportunities for you to make it a success.

Volunteers can help by setting up the fair, helping students write their wish lists, selling books and finally, packing up the fair. Please consider signing up for a shift! It is a fun volunteer opportunity!


Our Online Fair will run from November 9th – November 17th!
Visit www.scholastic.com/bf/england!

Bluebonnet Author/Illustrator Don Tate to visit 2-4th graders on November 29th!

The lucky 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at England Elementary will host the Bluebonnet-Award-Nominated Illustrator, Don Tate, on Wednesday, November 29th! His recent illustrated book, Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2017-18!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of Don Tate’s recent books, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Wednesday, October 18th.

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, will be selling copies of Whoosh!, Strong as Sandow, and The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch to our students in advance of his visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while he visits England Elementary!

Check out the slides from our Student Presentation this week sharing all of the information about Mr. Tate’s upcoming visit! Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!

Bluebonnet Author Elizabeth Eulberg to visit 3-5th graders on November 6th!

The lucky 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at England Elementary will host the Bluebonnet-Award-Nominated Author, Elizabeth Eulberg, on Monday, November 6th! Her book, The Great Shelby Holmes, is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2017-18!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of The Great Shelby Holmes or her newest release, The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Friday, September 29th.

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, will be selling copies of Ms. Eulberg’s books to our students in advance of her visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while she visits England Elementary!

Check out the slides from our Student Presentation this week sharing all of the information about Ms. Eulberg’s upcoming visit! Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!

Welcome Back to the Library, Leopards!

I’m thrilled to be kicking off our 6th year together at Elsa England! I’ve already begun Library Orientations with 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade, and will finish up this week with the rest of the classes not yet visited the library! By the end of this week, all 1,100 of our K-5 students will have received their library orientation lesson and checked out their FIRST books of the year!!!

Read more about our library policies, sign up for our Birthday Book Club, consider volunteering in the library, sign up for a parent library account, or check our library schedule — all right here on our library website!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #16: I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story

YOU can win a free copy of I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein!

This book is 368 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and he won’t let the fact that he’s wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie’s off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)”

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won, check out the free exclusive excerpts and audio clips online!

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #15: Pink is for Blobfish

YOU can win a free copy of Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating!

This book is 48 pages long and the suggested age range is 5-8 years old.

From the publisher:

“Pinkalicious meets National Geographic in this nonfiction picture book introducing the weirdest, wildest, pinkest critters in the animal kingdom!

Some people think pink is a pretty color. A fluffy, sparkly, princess-y color. But it’s so much more.
Sure, pink is the color of princesses and bubblegum, but it’s also the color of monster slugs and poisonous insects. Not to mention ultra-intelligent dolphins, naked mole rats and bizarre, bloated blobfish.

Isn’t it about time to rethink pink?

Slip on your rose-colored glasses and take a walk on the wild side with zoologist Jess Keating, author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, and cartoonist David DeGrand.”

While you’re waiting to see if you’ve won the giveaway, check out the book trailer!

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #14: The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning

YOU can win a free copy of The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer!

This book is 496 pages long and the suggested age range is 9-12 years old.

From the publisher:

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him–until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother…but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle…or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!”

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #13: Mother Bruce

YOU can win a free copy of Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!

This book is 48 pages long and the suggested age range is 5-7 years old.

From the publisher:

“Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he’s their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can’t seem to rid himself of his new companions. What’s a bear to do?”

 

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!

Summer 2017 Giveaway #12: Skeleton Tree

YOU can win a free ADVANCED READERS’ copy of Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella! It is scheduled to be published on September 26, 2017!

This book is 240 pages long and the suggested age range is 8-12 years old.

From the publisher:

“Twelve-year-old Stanly knows the bone growing in his yard is a little weird, but that’s okay, because now he’ll have the perfect photo to submit to the Young Discoverer’s Competition. With such a unique find, he’s sure to win the grand prize.

But, oddly, the bone doesn’t appear in any photos. Even stranger, it seems to be growing into a full skeleton . . . one that only children can see.

There’s just one person who doesn’t find any of this weird-Stanly’s little sister. Mischievous Miren adopts the skeleton as a friend, and soon, the two become inseparable playmates.

When Miren starts to grow sick, Stanly suspects that the skeleton is responsible and does everything in his power to drive the creature away. However, Miren is desperate not to lose her friend, forcing Stanly to question everything he’s ever believed about life, love, and the mysterious forces that connect us.”

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1.  Visit the England Library blog and write a comment on THIS post. Your comment should include your FIRST NAMELAST INITIAL, what GRADE you’re going to be in NEXT year, and a message for Mrs. Kupersztoch!

Do not leave any other personal information in your comment!  Do not post your e-mail address. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and only England Elementary students are eligible to participate.  Every comment has to be approved in order to appear on the website, so if you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry!

2.  After the contest closes, I will choose a comment at random and that student will receive the giveaway prize!  The winner will be announced as an update at the top of this post and the prize book will be waiting for the winning student in August!