Monday, March 28, 2011

And the 90-second Newbery is...

Well, we had our first meeting for our 90-second Newbery project, and the Newbery award-winning book that the group has selected for a minute and a half of video glory is... Holes, by Louis Sachar!

A juvenile detention center, a gypsy curse, a wild west outlaw, onions, lizards, pigs being carried up hills... Looks like we've got our work cut out for us.

We'll have one more meeting before we start filming, so if you're interested in getting involved, call 610-688-7092, ext. 209.

Don't know what I'm talking about? Learn more about the project at author James Kennedy's website.

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Leaves - My Job

By Yerin, age 11.

My book is filled with what I want to be when I grow up, such as a dentist, singer, and more. This was a lot of fun for me, because I got to write/draw about my future job. But I had trouble getting more exciting ideas for each page.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Leaves - The Fantasy Land

By Hari, age 12.

My theme of my book is fantasy. The toughest challenge was to make the airplane dock. I loved making this.

New Leaves - Family Love

By Chaerin, age 10.

My book shows all about family. When I was making my book, our helper Angela helped us think of what to do. And after 9 weeks, I finished my masterpiece. But there was still trouble on my journey, like when I couldn't glue my paper on or it was too hard to draw something, but I solved my problems by not doing it. It was a great idea.

PS- Don't ever give up, like me.


New Leaves - I Dream

By Tracy, age 12.

My book tells about a mouse dream. He goes to New York City, to Africa, to so many places. In this trip, he made many friends.

New Leaves - The Mysteric Book

By Arshad, age 10.

In my book, the theme was mystery. The painting went pretty good and it was fun to do. The pop-ups didn't go so well, and it was not fun. That is why I only did one. So over all, I painted the outside, and also painted the inside.