Sunday, December 15, 2013

Second Annual Book Talk Event: A Recap

    The Williamsburg Area Reading Council hosted the second annual book talk event called, "You've Got to Read This!" There was a wonderful turnout for the event at the Bruton Parish Center on December 2nd. The crowd enjoyed book talks from:
  • Sandy Towers - Media Specialist at Norge Elementary School, WJCC Public Schools
  • Kathie Eichfeld, Youth Services Librarian for the Williamsburg Regional Library
  • Sharon Carter, Media Specialist at Warhill High School, WJCC Public Schools 

 Here are the books that the speakers shared during their engaging book talks.  

Featured Elementary Titles

Sandy Towers, Media Specialist—Norge Elementary School

  • Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo 
  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Building Our House by Jonathan Bean
  • Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown 
  • Mr. Wuffles by David Weisner
  • Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
  • Wonder by R. L. Palacio
  • Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin By Jennifer Bryant
  • The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
  • Dusk by Uri Shulivitz
  • Little Santa by Jon Agee
  • Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea 

Featured Middle School Titles

Kathie Eichfeld, Youth Services Librarian—Williamsburg Regional Library

  •  I'd Tell You that I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

  • Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael Beil

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

  • The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

  • Squish: Super Amoeba by Jennifer and Michael Holm

Featured High School Titles

Sharon Carter, Media Specialist—Warhill High School:

  • The Divergent Trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green

  • The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

  • The Eye of the Minds by James Dashner

  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman

  • Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

  • Winger by Andrew Smith