Book and Pizza Party

Last week, we had a wonderful visit at Santa Maria Urban Ministry’s Studio after-school program for inner city San Jose kids. Vicki Gochnauer’s Redwood Middle School class presented the Studio program with twenty or so of their favorite books (along with written book reviews now posted on the wall under the book shelf), then we had a pizza party. The big and little kids enjoyed hanging out and learning from each other. They did homework and played with computers and ran around together in the play yard. The Redwood Middle School class were also generous enough to raise $155 for a SMUM donation through bake sales. Much appreciated!

Some of Studio’s new books are:

The Calder Game, Blue Balliett
Stanley Flat Again, Jeff Brown
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
George’s Marvelous Medicine, Roald Dahl
Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Redwall – Mossflower Brain Jacques
Lily B on the Brink of Cool, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz
Zia, Scott O’Dell
Dinosaurs Before Dark – Magic Treehouse, Mary Pope Osborne
The Case of the Missing Hamster – Jigsaw Jones Mystery, James Preller
Holes, Louis Sachar
Bone, Jeff Smith
The Boxcar Children – Special #12, Gertrude Chandler Warner
Sabrina the Teenage Witch – Salem on Trial, Bobbi J.G. Weiss

Photos from our party:

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Images Copyright by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher 2010

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