Every Monday, classes of second graders and kinders meet up in the library and their classrooms for twenty minutes of shared reading and books. The partnerships will stay together all year so that they will have opportunity to grow together as readers. This week was our kickoff Monday. I loved watching the leadership that the second graders assumed in selecting, practicing and reading books that they thought would be favorites. I loved listening to their discussion, questions and comments with the kinders. Books can create powerful bonds!