Lucha Libros: 2nd Grade – Junie B. Jones and Jack and Annie

Last week, twenty second graders met at Pasadena Central Library to answer questions about two books they read this month:

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business / Junie B. Jones y el negocio del mono

Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve / Un castillo embrujado en la noche de Halloween

They each get letter cards with their names on them and giant letters A, B, C, or D. Then scorekeepers, many of whom are older kids in 4th grade or higher, record their answers and tally their scores.

It’s so fun to hear them cheering when they get an answer right:

We also invited the 2nd graders to share their thoughts about the books and draw upon their personal experiences with things like baby siblings!

At the end of the night they got to choose prizes.

We still have some space in the program, so if you have a 2nd grader who would like to join, please contact the Children’s Desk: 626-744-4066 option 4.

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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