In truth, I wasn't a reader as a child. I do remember having to do Lord of the Flies in high school and hating it and that we had to compare it to the movie. It wasn't until my early 20"s that the power of choice really came into play.
The ability to choose what you read is so important. Without a current or a broad choice of quality books, some students might not discover the magic of reading. How a book can transport you to another time, place or mood within just a chapter or two. I don't remember if my elementary school library was well stocked but I do believe in the value of reading and that is why I am supporting Pinewood
Books that I love
"The Monster at the end of this book" by Jon Stone.-you feel like are are part of the story
"Oh, the places you'll go" Dr. Seuss-good to read at any point in your life
"Skeleton Creek" Patrick Carman- Blends traditional reading with online videos
117th British Columbia