Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On a Related Note...

C.H.I.L.D., which sponsors the summer reading room at Verona Pool, is bringing author Jane Lovascio to the pool today, Wednesday, June 29. Lovascio is the creator of the Casey and Bella series, which feature two real dogs, Casey, the Jack Russell Terrier and Bella, a Yorkie. Each book in the Casey and Bella book series supports a special charity benefiting children or animals.
The visit, which is geared to kids in kindergarten through fourth grade, will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. over by the book shed at the front of the pool. The first 25 children to arrive will get a free autographed book. Additional books will be on sale, and Lovascio will be signing her books.
  If you are free today, be sure to go and visit Casey and Bella.  

Also, if you are planning on going to the pool at all this summer, stop by the Reading Room to discuss some of the books you have been reading this summer.  The organizers are well-versed in the Buzz Books and the other books on the grade-level lists! 


  1. Mr. Higgins,
    Where would I find the post it sent regarding "Life as We Knew it"?
    Mrs. Thomas

  2. Hi Mrs. Thomas! If you are looking for that post, you can find it a few ways: first, try clicking on the title of the blog above and going to the home page, then scroll down until you see the "Blogger's Wanted" post. I believe the discussion is under that post. Click on the title of that post and you'll be able to see the full post and the comments on it. Or, second, try this link: It will take you right to it.

  3. It's a beautiful day out at the Verona Pool!! Students are getting their summer reading done, and enjoying the weather! I just told Kate we have to get more prizes, kids are reading so fast. Read 5 books and you get a prize from the treasure box, 10 books and you receive a gift card to one of the following: Towne Scoop, Watchung Booksellers, Gamestop and right here at our snack bar! Make sure to come by and see us at the Reading Room. Just look for the yellow and green umbrellas!