Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This Week in the Library...

This week, we're commemorating Veterans Day by reading some stories about brave soldiers and special memories. You can find out more about Veterans Day (and even play some Veterans Day games) here!

3rd Grade is listening to The Wall by Eve Bunting, which tells the story of a father and son who visit the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C. Here's an excerpt from the story:

4th and 5th Grades are listening to Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery. Kirby Larson's website has a great video of the book, an audio excerpt, and a picture gallery of Nubs and Major Dennis.

Here's a video of Major Dennis arriving home from Iraq and being reunited with Nubs:

And here's Major Dennis telling his story on the Ellen show:

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