Overdues are BEWILDERING...

Help us! There are hundreds of overdue books we'd love to have returned as we loan to your grade levels hundreds of new books for new units. We'd appreciate your help going through books in your room and returning what you're done with. Plus, if you borrowed a classroom library selection, feel free to return and borrow a refreshed selection for students to enjoy! Additionally, we'd love you reminding students to return their books (or renew).

*Someone asked me the other day how I feel about classrooms borrowing 30-50 books for their students to enjoy... YES, ABSOLUTELY, PLEASE!


YES there is a Room to Read Read-A-Thon occurring in December!

December 3rd-December 19th Bradbury will be fundraising with the hopes of making enough for opening 2-3 new libraries.

Drowning in new books, still!

We wouldn't mind parent helpers being sent to the library if they're done in your room! 20 minutes or more really does help us get more new books covered. It is unbelievable how many we have left to cover.


Have you tried this yet? It is FANTASTIC!! Pop a book up on your screen that connects with curriculum! OR have your computer or iPad set up for a reading station with Tumblebooks!

All about TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. Plus there are videos from National Geographic as well.

So how do I access this Debbie?

1. Go to this link and enjoy! Tumblebooks

2. If you are prompted to login, check in with me on the easy Username/Password!!

What about iPads Debbie?

Answer from Tumblebooks: Students, teachers and patrons logging onto TumbleBooks with an iPad will be pointed directly to our TumbleBooks for Mobile Devices site. It looks exactly like our regular website but all the content in every category will be iPad compatible!!

Shopping List for the Holidays from Debbie and Debra!

We went through and had fun creating this list, feel free to share it with your families in your newsletter!


Not 1, Not 2, but 3 authors are visiting Bradbury this year!

Thank you so much for all the Lenore Look author visit support. Shall look forward to her followup Skype visit this Spring!

First author visit was Laurel Snyder and she visited via Skype with only Year 6.

Second author visit was Lenore Look who visited in person on November 15th.

Our third author visit will be Alan Gibbons who will visit in person on February 21st.

Debbie's Personal Notes

I've blogged recently about Laurel Snyder's visit, along with other posts on favorite new books.

Additionally, there are numerous books that we highlighted for the book breakfast, here's the list!:


We are excited about book circulation:

We've been loaning out books left and right AND receiving them back as well! There's loads of shelving that accompanies this process. We're grateful for parent volunteers and student librarians who keep us afloat! From half-term until now students, staff and community members have borrowed: 3800 books!

Thanks for reading!

We look forward to accommodating your needs. Thank you for supporting our huge projects, sharing your teaching/co-teaching/book pull/team requests, adjusting to Debbie's style and welcoming her, and enjoying the library!