Fall Book Fair 2018

We are excited that book fair is here!


Book fair runs from Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st.  Everyone can shop at school, as well as online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/paxtonbuckleylodajrhs1  

Book trailers and more information about the books is available at the website as well.

Items ship free to our school. This year the PBL Educational Foundation has generously provided a $7 gift certificate for each student to use toward one book from the book fair, thanks to donors Cynthia Swanson and Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services.

We are excited for our 5th Annual Edible Book Festival as well.

where the wild things are

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most appetizing
  • Funniest
  • Best Picture Book
  • Best Representation of a 2019 Caudill
  • Best Biography

The prize for each category is one free book from the book fair.

3:30 to 5:30 pm:  Drop off Edible Books and Shop

5:30 to 5:45 pm: Vote and Shop

5:45 to 6:30 pm:  Winners are declared, Eat Books and Shop

Entries are taken after school until voting, which runs from 5:30 to 5:45 pm.

Entries may be dropped off before school if they do not require refrigeration.

To learn more about what an edible books is, check out our google presentation.





Ugly Book Contest Update

The ugliest book in the library is officially The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. Our runner up was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I’m looking forward to seeing what new covers students make!

Our meme contest was a big hit.

Winner for Funniest Meme

Winner for Most Relatable Meme

Winner for Most Awkward Meme

Meme Contest for Ugly Books

Here in the library we have identified a number of good books that have very unappealing covers. Eight of our 16 covers have advanced to the next level in our March brackets. These are now available to use for our Meme Contest.


All memes must be school appropriate, which means using only language that is appropriate in class, and no memes that are cruel or making a joke at the expense of another will be accepted, etc.

There are three categories, and each meme will only be considered in the category you enter it in. You may only submit each entry once. All entries should be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 25th, 2018. Submit entries either via email to abird@pblpanthers.org or by handing in a hard copy to Ms. Bird. Your full name and category you are entering must be included with the meme. All memes must feature one of our elite 8 book covers, and may be found on the library website at pbljhlibrary.wordpress.com

Please see. Ms. Bird with any questions.


  1. Funniest Meme
  2. Most Relatable Meme
  3. Most Awkward Meme

2018 Winter Olympics

It is time for the winter Olympics!  The Olympic games are a time to enjoy a variety of sporting events with breath taking feats, international cooperation, and drama.

Start with the drama.  An athlete is unhappy with flag bearer choice and you can read about it on the USA Today Olympics.

Next up: the action. See it happen at the NBC Olympic Website.

If you are curious about the world and how countries cooperate you should read up on PyeongChang Facts.

December Poetry

Galactic Greetings from Kenn Nesbitt, Former Children’s Poet Laureate (2013-15)

On Saturn there’s no “Season’s Greetings!”

Neptune, no “Noel!”

On Mercury no “Merry Christmas!”

Uranus as well.

On Pluto there’s no “Happy New Year!”

Mars, no “Ho Ho Ho!”

No “Jingle Bells” on Jupiter.

No Venus “Let it Snow!”

Those planets have no Christmas,

which is why it’s said with mirth,

“A Merry Christmas one and all,

we wish you Peace on Earth.”

Check out more poetry from Kenn Nesbitt at http://www.poetry4kids.com

A poem by Aileen Fisher–


I like days

with a snow-white collar,

and nights when the moon

is a silver dollar,

and hills are filled

with eiderdown stuffing

and your breath makes smoke

like an engine puffing.

I like days

when feathers are snowing,

and all the eaves

have petticoats showing,

and the air is cold

and the wires are humming,

But you feel all warm . . .

with Christmas coming.

(From a book in the PBL JH library, called Poetry for Holidays)