Dike Newell students have begun reading the Chickadee Award books during their library classes. The Chickadee Award is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. This award is in its fifteenth year, and is given annually to one of ten picture books nominated by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals, with the winner chosen by Maine school children. The purpose of this award is to encourage children to develop an appreciation for excellence in writing and illustration that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. The Maine Association of School Libraries provides financial support for this project.
This year Dike Newell students will also be participating in the Patten Free Library's Chickadee Award Challenge. Students log the Chickadee Award books that they have read and will be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift card to the Mockingbird Bookshop. Thank you to Patten Free Children's Librarian Katy Dodge for inviting us to participate.
For more information on the Chickadee Award, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/thechickadeeaward/.