Student Book Review: Addy Walker

The following is a book review written by OIS student, Taylor A. Taylor is a big fan of American Girl books. She recently wrote a review on one of her favorite books, Addy Walker. Thank you, Taylor, for spreading the love of reading!! If you're looking for something new to read and you've never read an American Girl book, this might be the series for you!! Check out Taylor's review below:

The past couple of weeks I've been reading American Girl books. My favorite series is about a girl named Addy Walker. Addy had a rough life. She was colored so her whole family was sold as slaves. They worked hard and dreamed of freedom. Her dad and brother were sold and her mother and Esther stayed. Her mother decided she and Addy were going to get to freedom. Esther was too young to go so they left her. To find out the rest of the story, check out "American Girl: Addy Walker" in the library.

Thanks so much, Taylor! Great job!!


Valentine's Day Giveaway!

We're going to keep this one short and sweet...this is a 24 hour Valentine's Day giveaway and the winner will receive 6 books from the Magic Tree House series AND a surprise Valentine treat! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what YOU love to read - as easy as that!!

Happy Valentine's Day!



Help OIS Get an IPad!

Now through the end of the school year you can send your used CDs and/or DVDs to OIS and help us purchase Kindle Readers and/or an IPad for our school! Both CDs and DVDs must be in a case with the original paper cover AND they must be readable - no damaging scratches. With your help...we can do it! Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who have already sent in DVDs and CDs. We appreciate your support!! Spread the word OIS family!!

Free Recordable Book - A Story Before Bed

Record a free book “What are Little Boys and Girls Made Of?” ($9.99 value) by Adam Herrington at A Story Before Bed – it’s free for a limited time. No coupon code is necessary, just login and all you need is a camera and microphone on your computer to make the recording of you reading the story. This 10-page story with illustrations is recommended for ages 1 to 3. Here’s more about this book:

“What Are Little Boys Made Of?” is a popular nursery rhyme dating from the early nineteenth century. It has been fabulously updated with clever illustrations and will delight small children and adults alike.

After you record the story, you can preview it before saving and access it at anytime. You can even access your recorded story from an iPhone, iPod, or iPad with their new free downloadable app. And you can share it on Facebook if you wish. This is a great way to have relatives who don’t live close by to read your kids a bedtime story virtually!