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!

Emily Arrow sings with PreK, K, and 1st graders!

To say our students have been a little excited to meet kid-lit-tunes musician Emily Arrow is an understatement! We’ve been reading books, singing her songs, and watching her YouTube videos for weeks now, and the day finally came for her to sing with us LIVE and IN PERSON from the Elsa England Cafeteria!!!!!!

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Thanks again to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this amazing experience for our community!

Author Aaron Reynolds visits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders!

We were beyond grateful to meet dynamic and energetic author Aaron Reynolds when he visited our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students yesterday!  WOW – his passion, excitement, & positive attitude filled our library and students left his visit feeling sad it was over, but energized with passion and excitement!

Thank you, Aaron, for a phenomenal visit!!!!

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Thanks again to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this amazing Author Visit that our students won’t soon forget!

Hello Hello, Emily Arrow, Hello!

Kindergarteners and 1st graders are very excited to meet Emily Arrow in a few weeks! Emily is a former elementary-school-music-teacher-turned-kidlit-singer/songwriter; writing and performing fabulous songs based on picture books!

You can watch many videos of her original songs on her Emily Arrow YouTube channel, and we are excited to offer the pre-sale opportunity to purchase a kazoo and/or a signed CD before her visit! Order forms will be sent home this week, and please return them by Wednesday, October 12th!

Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for funding and supporting this very special literacy-music visit from Emily Arrow!

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Check out Louise Loves Art and Hug Machine videos below:

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Louise Loves Art Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Kelly Light

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Hug Machine song – Emily Arrow
Book by Scott Campbell

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The Dot Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds

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BE A FRIEND Song by Emily Arrow
Book by Salina Yoon

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The Curious Garden Song – Emily Arrow & Peter Brown

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ARE WE THERE, YETI? Song – Emily Arrow & Ashlyn Anstee

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ISH Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds

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I Am Yoga Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Susan Verde, Art by Peter H. Reynolds

National Library Week Appreciation

Mrs. Huffor and I have been showered with love, sweet notes, and appreciation from students, teachers, and PTA this week! Thank you all for your kind words and gestures; we have both felt your love this week!!!

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Bluebonnet Author Liesl Shurtliff visits 3-5th graders!

Our 3-5th graders were SO EXCITED to meet Bluebonnet Author Liesl Shurtliff during her visit to Round Rock! Every class had read her nominated book, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin over the past semester, so Ms. Shurtliff’s visit was highly anticipated. It is always a special event when an author visits our school, but this visit in particular was extra special since Rump is nominated on this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List and is being read by students across Texas this year!

Her interactive presentation engaged our students and they enjoyed participating in a Readers Theater with Ms. Shurtliff. We can’t wait for Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk to be published in April!

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for financing Ms. Shurtliff’s visit for our students!

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