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    Cascadia Library

    Welcome to Cascadia’s Library where we love to learn and read!! Our mission is to foster a love of reading while also supporting our students as they develop information literacy skills. Please see below for a few Fall FAQs.

     What’s happening in the library this October?

    All classes will visit the library for instruction every other week, with an opportunity to checkout new books every week either at lunch recess or during a quick checkout class visit. All students have been introduced to the new library space through a library orientation unit. They have toured the library, reviewed library rules and expectations and discussed proper book care.

     In October, we will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day to honor the dignity and diversity of the cultures and history of our city and state’s indigenous people. Students in the library will have the opportunity to explore literature and information sources from various points of view and participate in discussions around the value of diversity in our community.

     All students will be introduced to this year's Washington State award books and be given the opportunity to participate in the state-wide voting process. Many of the books are on display in the library now! Additionally, later this fall, 4th and 5th graders may choose to participate in Seattle Public Library's Global Reading Challenge. At the end of the month,
    the Children’s Librarian from SPL's Greenwood branch will read aloud stories from this year’s “Battle of the Books” to 1st and 2nd graders, who will vote on their favorites.

    How can I support the Library?

    The library will be open three days a week this year and as such, my priority is to spend as much time with the students as possible. If you would like to help with re-shelving, book covering or book repair, please contact Renée Remlinger-Tee, Cascadia’s Library Assistant

     Do you accept book donations?

    Yes! We accept gently used copies of specific titles to update our collection. Our current wish list is on the next page. Ideally, we would like to have at least 5 copies of this year's award titles so that more students can read the books and participate in the voting process. If you have a copy of the following titles and are looking for a donation location, look no further! You can drop them off at any time Monday-Wednesday.

    I look forward to partnering with you in the education of our children. Feel free to stop by the library or contact me with any questions

    Mrs. Bodmer, Teacher-Librarian
    Cascadia Elementary Library

     Cascadia Library Fall Wish List

    2018 Book Award Nominees

     Young Reader’s Choice (Wash. Library Assoc.) & Sasquatch (Pacific Northwest Library Assoc.):

    • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
    • The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
    • The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman
    • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
    • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
    • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
    • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
    • Masterminds by Gordon Korman
    • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    • Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon
    • Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
    • The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
    • Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
    • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
    • The War that Saved my Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
    • The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang


      Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (Wash. Library Assoc.):

    • A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
    • The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
    • Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh by Sean Taylor
    • Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
    • Hare and Tortoise by Allison Murray
    • The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
    • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
    • Magic Word by Mac Barnett
    • The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring by Gilbert Ford
    • More-igami by Dori Kleber
    • Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
    • Pirate’s Perfect Pet by Beth Ferry
    • Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch
    • Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh
    • Quackers by Liz Wong
    • Quit Calling Me a Monster! By Jory John
    • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
    • Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie
    • A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy
    • The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

    Contact Information:

    Merrick Bodmer, Teacher-Librarian

    Renee Remlinger-Tee, Library Assistant