Pam Hulin and Nancy Schwartz, the lead librarians in the Roosevelt School District were making the rounds to all 18 of their schools spreading holiday cheer before the winter break. 

Last spring the lead librarians held a Scholastic Book Fair at their district STEAM event. The profits from that book fair were used to purchase all 18 schools new books for their library. Books were purchased that would appeal to all K–8 students.

The Harry Potter series has been magically upgraded with this new book. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is about Harry when he is grown up. He works in the Ministry of Magic and is trying to be the best father he possibly can.

“The Cursed Child” brings back the best characters ever, such as Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and, of course, the awesome Harry Potter. It is a fun story written in a script form for the play, but once you start reading, you barely even notice. 

My Favorite Pets by Jeanne Birdsall

I loved the book “My Favorite Pets by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class” by Jeanne Birdsall. It’s all about Gus, who lives on a farm with 17 sheep. The sheep are like his best friends, but they don’t talk and even though he has tried, Gus can’t get them to climb a tree, or ride a skateboard. Gus does fun things with the sheep like using one as an umbrella and he tries to get his little brother involved, but he doesn’t like it and cries a lot.

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