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PS32 Summer Online Book Club is now in session!

Picture of our 2019 Summer Reading Book, “Dragons in a Bag” by Zetta Elliott

Back in June, we kicked off our Annual Summer Reading Marathon with our selected book, Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot. We hope you’re enjoying your family copy of Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott.  PS32 students can participate in our online VoiceThread Book Club with the author,  Zetta Elliott.  Your child’s specific login information has been sent home with instructions on how to use VoiceThread and more.

**For each post during the summer, your child will be entered into a raffle to win a “Dragons in a Bag” walking tour for them and some friends or Dragons donated by the Author!**

If you have any questions about using our online VoiceThread Book Club, email our School Librarian, Mr Marcus at adam.marcus@ps32.org. Click here for more information about logging into our PS32 VoiceThread Online Book Club.

Author Nina Crews Visits PS32’s 2nd Grade

Second Grade Author Visit
Nina Crews
Friday, May 24th, 2019 in the P.S. 32 library

Book, “Seeing Into Tomorrow” Haiku by Richard Write, Biography, and Illustrations by Nina Crews

Dear 2nd Graders & Parents,
We are excited to bring Brooklyn-based, acclaimed author-illustrator, Nina Crews, to our library to speak to the second-grade classes. (more…)

February / March Author-Illustrator Visits

Dear P.S. 32 Students & Parents,

We are excited to bring these author/illustrators to speak to our Students this month and next. These visits takes place during school hours and is for students only.

5th Grade Illustrator Virtual Visit
Red Nose Studio (Chris Sickles)
Wednesday February 13, 2019  in theP.S. 32 library
About the Author – Illustrator

Chris Sickles creates 3D illustration and stop-motion animation with what is at arms reach in his studio. He has authored and illustrated The Look Book, and illustrated the children’s books Here Comes The Garbage Barge, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home, and The Secret Subway, and the just-released Elvis Is King.

His illustrations and animations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, and HOW. The Society of Illustrators has awarded three golds and a silver medal for both illustrative and motion work. Chris’ stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival. Red Nose Studio is based in Greenfield, Indiana.

Kindergarten Author-Illustrator Visit
Suzanne Kaufman
Monday, February 25,2019 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. Over the years, Suzanne has done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to animating award-winning video games. She has lectured and taught illustration and animation around the world. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two creative daughters.

The New York Times bestseller, All Are Welcome, was inspired by Suzanne’s daughters’ diverse elementary school. The book “follows a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate.”

Suzanne will read aloud from All Are Welcome, and talk about the inspiration behind the book and the process of makinCategoriesg a picture book from start to finish.

3rd Grade Author Visit
Jacqueline Woodson
Monday, March 4, 2019 in the P.S. 32 auditorium
About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of over thirty books for children, young adults and adults. She is best known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001, and her National Book Award- and Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac & D Foster, and Feathers, as well as the picture books Each Kindness and Show Way.

For her lifetime contribution as a children’s writer, Jacqueline won the Margaret Edwards Award in 2005. In 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, two dogs and a cat.

Jacqueline will talk about her body of work and her journey to becoming a writer.

TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR VISIT:

  • Consider checking out their books from the school or public library.
  • Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

If you have any questions or suggestions for these author-illustrator visits, please contact Adam at adam.marcus@ps32.org

Thank you for your participation—we’re looking forward to a great visit!

 

UPCOMING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR VISITS!

Dear P.S. 32 Students & Parents,

We are excited to bring these author/illustrators to speak to our Students this week and next. These visits takes place during school in the library and is for students only.

4th and 5th Grade Author Visit
Zetta Elliott
Wednesday December 5, 2018  in the P.S. 32 auditorium
About the author

Zetta Elliott is a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. She was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the US for 20 years. BIRD, Zetta’s picture book for older readers about a family coping with addiction, won the Honor Award in Lee & Low Books’ New Voices Contest and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers. SHIP OF SOULS was named a Booklist Top Ten Sci-fi/Fantasy Title for Youth and was a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Book Award. Zetta is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing, and has self-published several illustrated books for younger readers under her own imprint, Rosetta Press.

5th Grade Author-Illustrator Visit
Victoria Jamieson
Friday December 7, 2018 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Victoria has written and illustrated seven picture books and graphic novels for kids. Her graphic novel, ROLLER GIRL, won the Newbery Honor in 2016 and became a New York Times bestseller. Many of her books are based on her real-life experiences. ROLLER GIRL is based on her time playing roller derby with the Rose City Rollers in Portland, Oregon. She also worked at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Florida when she was in high school, which inspired her to write ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. Victoria lives in Pennsylvania with her family and “a very grumpy cat named Sharon.”

Kindergarten Author-Illustrator Visit
Ruth Chan
Wednesday December 12, 2018 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Before Ruth began illustrating full-time, she spent much of her Canadian childhood tobogganing, another chunk of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with kids in schools, after school and summer programs in underserved communities in Boston, DC, and NYC.

She has since become a full-time illustrator, spending her time creating children’s picture books, freelance illustrating, and doodling on the train. Her books, WHERE’S THE PARTY? and GEORGIE’S BEST BAD DAY, are about the imaginary adventures of her dog, Feta, and her cat, Georgie. She lives in Brooklyn.

TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR VISIT:

  • Consider checking out their books from the school or public library.
  • Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

If you have any questions or suggestions for these author-illustrator visits, please contact Adam at adam.marcus@ps32.org

Thank you for your participation—we’re looking forward to a great visit!

 

Oct 14th, 11AM Storytime @Books Are Magic

Dear Friends,

Books Are Magic, located at 225 Smith Street, donated 30 books to PS32 signed by the author Roda Ahmed. They are having an event this Sunday. Please attend if you are able to.

Mae Among The Stars by Roda Ahmed

Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Sunday October 14 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Storytime with Roda Ahmed: Mae Among the Stars

When Mae Jemison was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, “If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents’ encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.

This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination. A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts!

Author, Roda Ahmed

Roda Ahmed is a Norwegian author and columnist born in Hargeisa, Somalia. Roda is the bestselling author ofForberedelsen (The Preparations). Mae Among the Stars is her first children’s book. She can speak five languages: Somali, Arabic, Norwegian, English, and French. Roda lives in LA with her husband and two children.

This event is free and family-friendly! Let us know you’re coming on Facebook. 

 

Buy Books!

 

Adam Marcus