The Talented Clementine: Lucha Libros

Last night kids came to Central to answer questions about The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. What a hilarious book! Clementine’s class is putting on a talent show and she gets into all sorts of capers trying to figure out what her talent is. In the end, her talent is being thoughtful and kind, and she single-handedly saves the talent show multiple times from certain disaster!

We got some video of the kids’ discussion and posted it on Youtube, and I’ll share it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zz2hMnWTCM

We sure have a lot of talented kids here! I hope the third graders won’t forget to enter our art and writing contests. The entries are due in three days!

http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2017/02/flyer_OCOS_art_contest.pdf

http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2017/02/flyer_OCOS_writing_contest.pdf

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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