The Wake Forest Elementary children have spoken ......and the winner is I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell. After reading all ten of the North Carolina Children Book Award Nominees the students were very excited to cast their votes. The overwhelming favorite of the students at Wake Forest Elementary was I Yam a Donkey! Votes have been turned in to Wake County Public Schools who will tabulate and turn in the votes for the entire school system. Votes are then counted at the state level and we will soon know which of the ten books will win the North Carolina Children's Book Award for 2017.
Thank you to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring another successful Scholastic Bookfair. While we love this event as a fundraiser for the Media Center and Wake Forest Elementary School, the most important aspect of a bookfair is to see the children with books in their hands and to see the excitement a new book can bring to the face of a child!
I am the Teacher/Librarian at Wake Forest Elementary School. I have worked in Media Centers for the last 13 years----as a Media Assistant at Wakefield Elementary for four years, and as the Teacher/Librarian at Wake Forest Elementary since 2008. Mr. Lim and I have three children---Brian lives and works in Durham; Allison attends the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill; and Kyle is a Freshman at The Ohio State University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family; reading; and watching sports (football and basketball).