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    Famed Author Kevin Henkes to Visit Bryant!

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    Kevin Henkes will be at Bryant on Friday, November 15 to talk to K-3rd graders about how he writes and illustrates books. He will also answer our millions of questions!

    Kevin Henkes is a Caldecott and Newbery award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. For more on Kevin, visit his site

    He is in Seattle on tour for his newest book: Penny and Her Sled. In it, award-winning and bestselling mouse, Penny, stars in an irresistible story about anticipation, disappointment, and a brand-new sled. Told in five short chapters, Penny and Her Sled is perfect for reading alone, reading aloud, and sharing together.

    Books will be available for purchase at the event, so that your child can get a signed keepsake, personalized by the author. Please contact library for an order form and return to us by the day of the event:

    Welcome and Welcome Back, Hawks!

    Aliverti Family on Vacation

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I’m excited to see both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you in my tenth year as teacher-librarian. Although working hard over the summer to review new books and other materials so that our Hawks’ brains will soar, I did take time to explore with my family. We traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where we visited some historic sites, as well as Busch Gardens. Note to potential amusement park visitors: do not order the chocolate sundae and proceed to ride the Griffon roller coaster. Nope: not advisable!

    I look forward to sharing lots of new titles with our readers. A few years ago, during my first visit to Paris, I made frequent stops at famous American bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Of course, any bookstore with a friendly cat immediately wins me over. Also compelling, their sign reading: “Open door, open book, open mind, open heart.”

    As we respond to events happening in our school, community, and world, I’m reminded of how much reading contributes to our empathy and capacity to respond to each other with compassion and kindness. So, I’ve borrowed this wonderful motto, as we open our minds and hearts together.

    Please contact me or stop by any time, so we can talk about great books, literacy, and other precautions to take at a fun park!

    Contact Info

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    Anne Aliverti

    Bryant Elementary School
    3311 NE 60th Street
    Seattle, WA 98115

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    Monday-Friday, 7:30-3:00


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