LEAP Media Messenger

Spring 2014

New Award Winners Announced!

The 2014 national book award winners have been announced by the American Library Association. There are many excellent picture book choices among the winners, including Caldecott Medal winner, Locomotive by Brian Floca and Geisel Award winner, The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli. Chapter book winners include Newbery Medal winner, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and Coretta Scott King Award winner, P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia.

The South Carolina book award winners were also recently announced. Leaphart students voted for both of the titles that ultimately won the state awards: Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin and Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

New Arrivals in the Media Center

More new books have arrived in the Media Center and we are expecting even more very soon. New titles include the Black Lagoon series, Choose Your Own Adventure books, historical fiction, Mo Willems' books, and new award winners. We will also have new high-interest EyeWitness and EyeWonder titles available!

Thanks for a Successful Read Across America Day!

Media Center March Madness

The month of March was totally MAD here at Leaphart! We celebrated in the media center with a "best book" tournament. The most popular books battled for student votes and the title of "Leaphart's Favorite Book". A huge poster helped to track the winning books, and students were even entered into special weekly prize drawings. The big winner was.... Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney!


Play Ball with the Blowfish Reading Rewards Program!

Leaphart students will have the opportunity to begin the Blowfish Reading Rewards Program beginning April 21st. Each student will receive a bookmark to track books that they have completed in order to attend a special baseball game and win other prizes. Leaphart's game night is scheduled for Friday, May 30th. More details coming soon...

Chad Crews, Magical Educator

Chad Crews, Magical Educator, will be joining us again this year on Wednesday, May 28th with his "Dig Into Reading Safari." Chad will perform two morning shows where he will share his love of reading, his amazing magical abilities, and of course, his menagerie of creatures!

The End of the Year is Drawing Near....

It's hard to believe that we are almost finished with another school year! Stay tuned for information about end of the year procedures in the media center, summer reading programs, and SC book award nominees for next year.