Just added to the elementary collection is the brand new book Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall. Click on the picture for a video introduction to the book. I shared the book with some elementary teachers, my 10-year old, and my parents (they pretend to humor me when I read newly discovered wonderful picture books with them, but they enjoy kid's books, too). Everyone loved it and interpreted the story in different ways. A third-grade teacher was eager to read it to her class to encourage understanding of an autistic classmate. A fifth grade teacher couldn't stop giggling about Red's grandparents who are nubby little gray crayons. Other crayon books to share: the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, Get Red by Tony Porto, and The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. All these titles are in the Madison Elementary Media Center. Happy reading (and coloring)!
Elaine Fultz, SLMS/mls
I love being a school librarian. My profession is a perfect blend of encouraging curiosity and learning with both educators and students.