Reading is a big deal at North Elementary School, and librarian Jean Timko said she is on a mission to help children enjoy it.
One of her
favorite projects, she
said, is the annual book fair because it gives children a chance to find literature for which they are most passionate.
said it is important for parents to read with their children at home.If parents are having trouble getting their children to read, she
said they should look for topics that interest their child most and talk about their own interests as well.
Fourth-grader Hayden Roberts said he
likes books that teach him things.Animal books are his
"They can probably teach me about how to take care of my animals," he
said of the selection he
made during the Oct. 25 book fair at North.The biggest sellers among older students were "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," and "High School Musical II," Timko
"The teachers use that to talk about respect," Timko
For grades two to four, she
said the Magic Treehouse books are popular, because the characters time travel to specific historical events.