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06/13/2023

Check it out!

Children's and YA book lovers, rejoice! We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Decatur's Children's Book Festival presented by Little Shop of Stories! Mark your calendars for May 4th and 5th, 2024, and get ready to join us for a weekend full of all things bookish! In partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance and the Decatur Arts Festival, this promises to be a not-to-be missed event! Stay tuned for more details or visit our website at https://decaturchildrensbookfest.org/ or check out the link in our IG bio.

05/06/2023

Hey, City of Decatur families of rising K-rising 5th graders! This summer, we are inviting our community to read Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson together! In the fall, Little Shop will be hosting fun book club related events for the whole family at your school. Want to join us? Ask your media specialist for details or see the We Read Together link in our IG bio.

Jerry Craft! LSOS is killing it this spring!
03/17/2023

Jerry Craft! LSOS is killing it this spring!

Jason Reynolds AND Miles Morales!
03/11/2023

Jason Reynolds AND Miles Morales!

SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CANCEL ALL PLANS!

JASON REYNOLDS is returning to Little Shop this spring to share his new book, Miles Morales: Suspended! One of the most beloved writers for kids + Spiderman = THE can't miss event of the season! Look for details soon on how to register for this event!

About the book:

Miles Morales is still just your average teenager. He has unexpectedly become totally obsessed with poetry and can never seem to do much more than babble around his crush. Nothing too weird. Oh! Except, just yesterday, he used his spidey superpowers to save the world (no biggie) from an evil mastermind called The Warden. And the grand prize Miles gets for that is…

Suspension.

But what begins as a long boring day of in-school suspension is interrupted by a little bzzz in his mind. His spidey-sense is telling him there’s something not quite right here, and soon he finds himself in a fierce battle with an insidious…termite?! His unexpected foe is hiding a secret, one that could lead to the destruction of the world’s history—especially Black and Brown history—and only Miles can stop him. Yeah, just a typical day in the life of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

We have our first Junior Media Specialist recommendations shelf! I hope we have a lot more to come!
03/03/2023

We have our first Junior Media Specialist recommendations shelf! I hope we have a lot more to come!

Really proud of our 2023 Reading Bowl team! Yesterday, we competed in the Metro competition and tied for 3rd place! We, ...
02/12/2023

Really proud of our 2023 Reading Bowl team! Yesterday, we competed in the Metro competition and tied for 3rd place! We, unfortunately, lost the tiebreaker, but what a great effort! A really great group of kids and one of my favorite parts of my job.

02/07/2022

If anyone wants to spend their Saturday morning being a reading bowl volunteer, message, call, email me. This Saturday from about 8:15-noon. They are needing folks. It's virtual, you could do it from your house. High school kids are welcome, if they need service hours.

Exciting author event, F.AVE kids!
02/01/2022

Exciting author event, F.AVE kids!

ANOTHER EXCITING UPDATE, Y'ALL!! The beloved Kate DiCamillo is going to be joining us for Kelly Yang's Virtual Event on March 3rd! That's right, feel free to cheer! Be sure to save your spot on our Eventbrite page, so you don't miss out: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/257075568947!

Another huge loss for children’s literature this month. Do yourself a favor and go check out a book illustrated by Jerry...
10/21/2021
Jerry Pinkney, the beloved, award-winning children's book illustrator, has died at 81

Another huge loss for children’s literature this month. Do yourself a favor and go check out a book illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. A truly spectacular artist.

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/20/1047786312/jerry-pinkney-illustrator-obituary?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&utm_content=algorithm

The Caldecott Medal winner died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was known for illustrating over 100 books for readers of all ages, including The Lion and the Mouse and Their Eyes Were Watching God.

F.AVE students, this is a great response by an author of another of our favorite books. Remember when we talked about Ba...
10/07/2021
A Note from Jerry Craft

F.AVE students, this is a great response by an author of another of our favorite books. Remember when we talked about Banned Books Month?

In October 2021, a local petition to ban books by Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Craft resulted in the postponement of his appearance in front of a Texas school district. Dissenters claim the book teaches critical race theory and therefore should not be taught in schools. The following is Craft....

F.AVE students, this is one of my favorite books of all time! And, it's one of yours too. Always checked out of the medi...
10/07/2021
A Tale Dark & Grimm | Netflix Official Site

F.AVE students, this is one of my favorite books of all time! And, it's one of yours too. Always checked out of the media center.

Follow Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story into a winding and wickedly witty tale full of strange — and scary — surprises.

Photos from Little Shop of Stories's post
10/02/2021

Photos from Little Shop of Stories's post

F.AVE Falcons, check this out!
09/25/2021

F.AVE Falcons, check this out!

Attention all junior history buffs and fans of graphic novels! Nathan Hale will be at Little Shop of Stories on Friday, October 29th to meet, greet, and sign copies of his latest book in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, Cold War Correspondent: A Korean War Tale! Registration for this event is required to attend and space is limited. For more details and to register, please go to https://bit.ly/3kAL0t4 HOORAY!

09/16/2021

We're counting down the days until our virtual event with Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series! Lucky us, he has a new book coming this fall- it's called DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, and it's Rick's first stand alone novel! Join us for an exclusive Little Shop of Stories VIRTUAL event with Rick on Saturday, October 9 at 7pm/ET. There will be videos, interviews, a LIVE Q&A, and of course tons of FUN.

Pre-registration for this event is required and includes a signed copy of DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, a commemorative shirt, and the link to this exclusive event! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rick-riordan-event-tickets-160005782603?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

3rd Grade author visit with Lev Grossman, author of The Silver Arrow...Thanks Little Shop of Stories! We loved visiting ...
09/13/2021
Lev Grossman - 3rd Grade Author Visit

3rd Grade author visit with Lev Grossman, author of The Silver Arrow...Thanks Little Shop of Stories! We loved visiting with him, click the link to learn about some of our favorite moments.

http://mssmithfave.weebly.com/ms-smiths-blog/lev-grossman-3rd-grade-author-visit

Today, we hosted a virtual author visit with Lev Grossman, author of The Silver Arrow . While this novel is Mr. Grossman's first book for kids, he has been a writer for a long time. He was a...

08/03/2021

F.AVE is Ready for our kids tomorrow! And Congratulations to our new media clerk, Ms. Dawson, for her Extra Mile award given to her by several of her debate students! The F.AVE library is lucky to have her!

On behalf of the Smiths Squared, we would like to thank the F.AVE PTO for recognizing us during School Library Month! We...
04/15/2021

On behalf of the Smiths Squared, we would like to thank the F.AVE PTO for recognizing us during School Library Month! We appreciate all the work you do to support F.AVE and our staff. We absolutely loved the cards too. Thank you so much!

A little digital magnetic poetry from one of our students to celebrate National Poetry Month. Thanks, Ruby!Students can ...
04/13/2021

A little digital magnetic poetry from one of our students to celebrate National Poetry Month. Thanks, Ruby!

Students can find this activity in their April Choice Menu in their media center classroom.

04/13/2021
Spring Into Storytime - Socks for Mr Wolf

My childhood best friend is an illustrator/author of younger children's books. Here is one of my favorites of her books being read aloud with sign language to celebrate School Library Month! Mr. Wolf uses the library in this story to help solve his problem, OF COURSE.
https://fb.watch/4RBP2fdLNI/

Neil Gaiman is very wise. Instill the love of reading first, then worry about the "quality" of that reading.
03/25/2021

Neil Gaiman is very wise. Instill the love of reading first, then worry about the "quality" of that reading.

Celebrate World Storytelling Day on Thursday with one of the world's coolest authors, Roshani Chokshi, author of the Aru...
03/15/2021

Celebrate World Storytelling Day on Thursday with one of the world's coolest authors, Roshani Chokshi, author of the Aru Shah fantasy series. She's from Atlanta, and she's so much fun!

How are you celebrating World Storytelling Day? Storytelling is an incredible tradition passed down by our ancestors for centuries, and we are so honored to continue to celebrate it through amazing authors and illustrators. Join us for a webcast on 3/18 at 3pm EST with Roshani Chokshi, where we will be talking all about storytelling, worldbuilding and more! https://bit.ly/3coMu4d

Tired of gray rainy days? Feeling bored? Check out our Term 5 highlighted Collection in Destiny - Boredom Busters! 100 g...
03/01/2021

Tired of gray rainy days? Feeling bored? Check out our Term 5 highlighted Collection in Destiny - Boredom Busters! 100 great books on crafts, magic tricks, games, jokes, and more. There's something for everybody in this great new collection! We extended the deadline for placing this week's holds until tomorrow at 8:00am so that your student can have a chance to grab one of these fun books. Enjoy!

https://collections.follettsoftware.com/collection/603d01f4fbefcd00120e5cdd

02/20/2021

Congratulations to F.AVE’s 2021 virtual reading bowl team! We had our competition today and won all of our rounds! So proud of Ruby, Juniper, June, and Caroline! We may be a little team, but we are fierce. ❤️😊💪🏻📚

The new FLYbrary procedures for both in-person and virtual F.Ave Falcons went beautifully this week! Thanks to all of ou...
01/29/2021
Destiny Discover Collections

The new FLYbrary procedures for both in-person and virtual F.Ave Falcons went beautifully this week! Thanks to all of our students and families that support the F.Ave FLYbrary!

To kick off the new year we are highlighting some of "F.Ave's Favorite Fiction" with a brand new Collection in Destiny to help jump start 2021 reading habits and goals. In this collection you will find 100 of F.Ave students' favorite fiction authors, titles, and series. There are selections for all reading levels and interests. Have your student place their hold for next week's library days, or curbside pick-up, before 8am Monday morning to lock in a great book!
https://collections.follettsoftware.com/collection/6014249ec3aad50012255d0d

Collections by Follett is a new, collaborative way for educators to collect and share resources from anywhere, at any time, and with anyone.

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Good Morning F.Ave Falcons! Mrs. T. Smith opened the curbside pick-up early today in case you want to get up here for your books before the big rain hits! We will remain open until 1:45pm. There were a LOT of of books this week - which is awesome, but they are packed tightly to keep them under the portico, so please remember to use the hand santizer we provided before touching anything on the table. The two tables are sorted close to alphabetical to help you scan quickly.

If you forgot to pick up your book last week, it is on the GREEN cart at the end of the tables. Returns go on the purple cart this wek.
Tomorrow's curbside check-out books are processed, bagged, and ready! Your student can now check their Destiny account to see what is ready for them to pick up. If there are any questions about what they have checked-out, please join me in my FLYbrary office hours (link to the Meet is in the media center Google classroom) from 1:45-2:30pm today, or you can email me any time at [email protected]!
Tomorrow's FLYbrary bus deliveries are all processed, packed up, and ready to go! If you are expecting books tomorrow you can check your Destiny account now to see what's heading your way. If you have any questions about your account, pop into my FLYbrary office hours before 2:30pm, or email me any time at: [email protected]

This week you'll be getting your delivery in our custom F.Ave Flybrary bags! These bags are a convenient place to keep your books (maybe hanging on a door handle in your room) so they are easy for you to keep track of. Please use the bag for your returns, they will go through the same quarantine process as the books. These bags will help us keep the FLYbrary more environmentally friendly!
Love this new "Bookmarks" series on Netlfix, starting today, celebrating Black voices! In one of the episodes, one of our FAVE-orite books, "Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut" is read by Caleb McLaughlin - who plays Lucas on the Netflix show, Stranger Things!
Thank you so much to the F.AVE family! The Hughes Spalding Library is SO happy to have your support. Please know you will be bringing smiles and changing lives! I will send some pictures of the kids with their new books! Thank you, Allison (CHOA Hughes Spalding Librarian)! http://hughesspalding.mysurpass.net/
Hello there Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Smith! Did I read somewhere that we can pre-order books to be signed by CPC when he comes to F.AVE? Big thanks for all you do!