Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of January 11, 2016
The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge is almost over!
List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter. *Please print clearly and total your pages at the end!*
If you need extra reading logs, click here.
Battle of the Books practices
All BoB team members should have read at least 5 of the books for competition by now. All 10 books should be read by mid-February.
The BoB Regional competition will be held at Bell's Crossing Elementary on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm. BoB Finals will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6pm, at Pelham Road Elementary.
Book of the Week: Rump
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff is a nominee for the 15-16 South Carolina Children's Book Award.
If a person’s name is his/her destiny, what is a kid supposed to do with a name like Rump? Young Rump knows there’s more to his name, but his mother died before revealing that little tidbit to anyone…so he’s known simply as Rump. This twelve-year-old boy, slight for his age, is a target for the town bullies, and he worries that his life will always be working to find gold in the mines and trading the greedy miller for whatever scraps of food he can get. But all that changes when he happens upon his mother’s old spinning wheel…
As luck would have it, Rump has inherited his mother’s ability to spin straw into gold, but using such powerful magic comes with a price. And for Rump, the price is a seemingly unbreakable curse. A curse that leads to a horrible bargain with the miller’s daughter. A curse that drives Rump from his home. A curse that he’ll do just about anything to break.
Rump goes on a quest to escape his wretched curse. Along the way, he encounters trolls (seriously misunderstood creatures), loads of pixies, a tree full of poison apples, and a family he never knew he had. He begins to realize just what his ability means and what it will take from him if he can’t get out of the magical, tangled rumpel he’s in.
And, wonder of wonders, there might just be a way out of this mess, but will Rump find what he needs–his true name–before it’s too late? Will this boy finally be the master of his own destiny, or is he doomed to be just Rump forever? Find out when you read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff!
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!
Dates to Remember:
- January 11 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; Makerspace Monday
- January 12 - Chick-fil-A Night
- January 14 - End of 2nd quarter
- January 15 - Teacher workday
- January 18 - MLK Day (All schools and offices closed.)
- January 20 - 2nd quarter reading logs due
- January 22 - Report cards
- January 25 - Family Math, Science, & Technology Night
- January 29 - Spirit Day