St. Gregory The Great Catholic SchoolBlackfalds, Alberta 120 / 530 Books Given
Principal Angela Ward (Vice Principal) St. Gregory the Great Catholic School is a new Pre-K to grade 9 school that opened in Blackfalds, Alberta on August 31, 2017. As you can see by the wide grade range, we are striving to provide plenty of books for kids of all ages, levels and interests. The bulk of our collection has been through donations from the weeded collections in our division schools. We are in our second running school year and already are over capacity! With a limited budget but growing student population, we are in constant need of books to support our students with their learning. We are excited to partner with Chapters/Indigo to promote the love of reading and increase the books in our library space!
Favourite books Our students love graphic novels! Our top graphic novels include anything by Raina Telgemeier, Jennifer L. Holm and the Amulet series. The next most circulated books from last year are Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man and anything Minecraft related!
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I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch has always and will always be my favourite children's book. It shows the circle of life and if you have love in your life it will always come back to you. I read it to my children and I will read it to my grandchildren.
This flashed across my FB today & we couldn’t not donate to our favourite school!! Have a great year from your former students.. Mackenzie & Samantha :)
I feel in love with reading at a very young age. My mom was a grade two school teacher and she would read a story at night. When I got old enough I would read on my own every night. I would sometimes read way past my bedtime because I just had to know what was going to happen next.
Love seeing the students hanging out reading. It’s always interesting to hear what they are reading.
This story is written by Jaiden and inspired by a student: My mom helped me fall in love with books. She would always read books when I was little every time it was bedtime. I want to help my brother fall in love with books now. I read him stories all the time. He always plays library with me ...
To Kill a Mockingbird, by far my favourite book that I read in school and it is important in keeping in touch with history and understanding on not judging people based on their appearance. Captain Underpants for the younger kids, loved this as well when I was younger, fun read and nothing to ...
I love sharing my joy of reading with my students.
Refugee by Alan Gratz - in a time where there is so much hate and negativity towards refugees and immigrants in our countries, this story is a refreshing take on what traumas and horrors young children like our students have lived through across the world, and helps us all to have a little ...
My daughter came home with a book of her choice from the school library. I was so proud that she wanted to show and tell me about all the wonderful books she explored that day. Our school library helps to expand the love of literacy not only at school, but also in our home!
The children's book that had the biggest impact on my life was most definitely Harry Potter for so many reasons. Harry Potter was a book that made reading cool, for everyone. I grew up as the bookworm and every kid at school would point that out to me in a negative way until Harry Potter came ...
Quite recently, I had been dealing with some less than desirable changes in my life. Unsure that I would make it back to be that happy- go- lucky person I used to be, I was constantly fighting to hold back tears, trying to mend a broken heart and struggling with life’s uncertainties. Working as ...