Lucha Libros: Big Nate in a Class By Himself

Tonight, kids came to Central Library to answer questions about the book Big Nate: In a Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce. Before we started our battle, our very own “Big Nate” showed what makes him “surpass all others”–his MAD RUBIX CUBE SKILLZ!!  Teen volunteer Nathan demonstrated he can solve a rubix cube in under half a minute!

After this we brought all the kids up on stage again and called them down one by one.  They did a great job on the questions.  The questions this time were a bit harder though, and that’s because the kids were doing so well that we had to toss a few tough ones in to spice things up!  

Everybody still got the bonus round right though.  Check out our “sea of c’s”!

Big Nate has a lot of fans among our 2nd and 3rd grade luchadores.  One of the prizes tonight was Big Nate books and they went quickly!  The kids also had a spirited discussion about the book with Miss Patrisia.

Here are the kids going up to get their tickets from Mr. John and me:

And here are two of them with their prizes:

Great job kids!!

Next month’s book will be Judy Moody: Girl Detective by Megan McDonald. We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 5th to answer questions about the book. If you are in 2nd or 3rd grade and would like to join us, call 626-744-4725 or email anhurtado [at] cityofpasadena [dot] net.

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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