Woodhaven Middle SchoolSpruce Grove, Alberta 42 / 500 Books Given
Principal Shaye Patras Kids need access to new books. The library is a popular place to hangout and we want to continue to provide top notch books.
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Grade 8 student wrote: Because it's fun to get into a good book and you feel like you're in the book. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Grade 8 student wrote: Three books that every school library should have is: The Maze Runner series, What Waits in the Water and Reckless. These books are amazing. I wish that I could read them all over again without knowing what happens throughout the books.
Grade 8 student wrote: Reading is important to me because it helps me escape into my own little world where I can imagine the characters and the scenes. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Grade 8 student wrote: Every school library should have these three books. 1)Maze Runner 2)The selection Series 3)Reckless They are amazing books that I fell in love with. I would read them anytime. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Harry Potter for the win!!! Grade 8 student wrote: I would say Harry Potter because they started my love of reading. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Grade 8 student wrote: A few years ago my mom said that I can stay up an extra half hour if I read for that half hour. I started reading before bed and I started reading more often, and now I read every day, for fun. So my mom made me fall in love with reading. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, ...
Grade 8 student wrote: My dad’s girlfriend isn’t a fan of devices so, when we moved in with her we couldn’t just go on our phones. Eventually I started to read more and more books. I have loved reading ever since. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Grade 8 student wrote: Reading is important to me because when times are tough a good book just takes me into the world of the book and makes me forget all of the hassles of the real world. Its also important because I love this one series called Warriors and I love it so much that I am ...
A lot of books! And also the librarian needs a red carpet. Grade 5 student drew a red carpet in front of the librarian desk in his image of what his school library should look like.
Grade 6 student draws a poster explaining how she would read all day if she could because reading "takes you to another world." Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Grade 7 student wrote: My mom and dad helped me like reading because they taught me and we have a lot of great books around our house because they like to read a lot too. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Grade 7 student wrote: Reading is important to me because It calms me down before I go to sleep and also helps me understand that I have the best life I could have right now. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Grade 7 student wrote: Reading is important to me because when I’m feeling upset or angry or even just bored it gets my mind off of things. It also helps me to get off my phone and off all electronics. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Grade 7 student wrote: So when I was younger I would read all the Nancy Drew books so I could be like her when I grew up. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Grade 7 student wrote: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. He is my favourite author and I’ve read all of his books. The Lost Hero was my favourite because it has so many genres in it: comedy, romance, adventure and many more. I read before that, but it’s my favourite book and I could read it a ...
Grade 7 student wrote: The book that has a biggest impact on me is Wonder. Wonder shows everyone who is different can succeed in life and shows that everyone should show kindness. Even if it is harder for one person than the other we are all fighting our own battles in different ways ...
Grade 6 student said, "Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. It reminds me of me and my sister." Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Students created this display of their favorite books! Mrs. Traxel is happy to say that most of them on display are already in the library, but an extra copy or two couldn't hurt since they are always checked out! **Books suggested from students 5-9. Display created by grade 9 students.
Marvel!!!!!! Grade 7 student pictured here is one of the reasons his librarian has added a comic book section to the library. In the picture he is posing beside a drawing he did of his favourite comic, Venom Issue 1, a gift from his dad. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian Woodhaven
Comic books and more comic books! This grade 7 boys explains to his librarian these books keep him interested! That is what fostering the love of reading is all about is finding books students want! Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Woodhaven Librarian
Grade 7 student draws a poster for the book that has had the biggest impact on her life. Submitted by Mrs. Traxel, Librarian
Every year I share with my students that I was a struggling reader. Many are surprised that a librarian (a wizard of books) could have struggled just like them. But thanks to my parents and teachers, I became an excellent reader, went to university and now get to spend my days spreading my love ...
Reading unlocks the knowledge of the world from reading a sign to reading the back of a cereal box.
Parkland School Division's motto is "where the world opens up." Isn't that what books and reading do? Books create a safe space for readers to discover new worlds, perspectives and even examine their own beliefs. That's pretty powerful when you think about it!