Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 8th

Spring into a Good Book!

Spring is a great time to go outside, sit in the shade, and get swept away by a great story! Here are some of Ms. Knight's recommendations for great spring reads!


Chapter Books

  • Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail
  • Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
  • Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Radiance by Alyson Noel
  • The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
  • We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings
  • Wild River by P.J. Petersen


Picture Books

  • Grumpy Grandpa by Heather Henson
  • The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner
  • Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord
  • Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
  • My Garden by Kevin Henkes
  • Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder
  • Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! by Sarah Weeks
  • We're All in the Same Boat by Zachary Shapiro
  • Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

Twenty-seven Fork Shoals students participated in this year's Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program. These students will be recognized at the Greenville Drive game at Fluor Field on Monday, April 15th, at 7:05pm. Participating students received one free ticket to the game. At the celebration game, students will receive a free t-shirt and have the opportunity to march around the field in a Parade of Champions.


Participating students are reminding to be at Fluor Field at 6pm on the day of the celebration game to redeem ticket vouchers, pick up t-shirts, and line up for the Parade of Champions.


Any friends or family members who wish to attend the celebration game must purchase additional game tickets.

Book of the Week: 1 Zany Zoo by Lori Degman and Colin Jack


1 Zany Zoo, written by Lori Degman and illustrated by Colin Jack, was nominated for the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award.


The best part about 1 Zany Zoo has to be the illustrations. Colin Jack’s exciting pictures bring to mind Disney favorites, most especially the Banks’ children’s journey into the magical paintings in Mary Poppins. Children will enjoy counting the different animals in this book as well as looking for the mischievous fox that has stolen the zookeeper’s keys. (He appears in every panel–in some form or fashion.)


Any young reader getting ready to visit the zoo should definitely check out this charming book. It would be fun to hear what they think zoo animals do while no one is watching!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • April 8 - SIC meeting @ 7:30am
  • April 8-17 - Boosterthon
  • April 8 - Boosterthon Pep Rally
  • April 9 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
  • April 9 - Report Cards
  • April 10 - March of Dimes materials due (Nothing should be sent to the school.)
  • April 12 - Spirit Day; Purple Up for Military Kids Day
  • April 15 - Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Celebration Game
  • April 17 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • April 24 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Boosterthon Fundraiser

Boosterthon, our spring PTA fundraiser, begins THIS MONDAY, April 8th. Get ready for some fun and character building, and raise money for our school all at the same time! Pep Rallies will be on April 8th, and the FUN RUN is on April 17th. The Fun Run Times for grade levels are Kindergarten/First 8:30, 2nd/3rd Grade 9:40, and 4th Grade/5th Grade 10:50.

Purple Up for Military Kids

April is the month of the military child and Friday, April 12, is a special day of recognition. On that date, people may “Purple Up! for Military Kids” by wearing purple to show support for military children.

Peter Pan at Woodmont High

The Wildcat Players of Woodmont High School will be presenting a fabulous production of Peter Pan very soon! Many current and former Fork Shoals students are involved in this production, so let's make plans to attend and show our support! Tickets to each show are $5 for children 12 and under and $8 for all others.

2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees
Fifth graders who want a head start on reading next year's Junior Book Award nominees should check out the booklist on the library blog!