There is evidence of new beginnings all around us in the library...new shelves, new books, new displays, new teachers with new ideas, and excited new readers. We are starting the new school year with our annual "One Read-Aloud" for kindergarten, first and second grades. All of the classes are reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. A Newbery Honor winner in 1949, it is certainly not a "new" book, but it is definitely a new favorite for the children who read or hear it for the first time! This story is packed with opportunities for describing characters (our wordle of Elmer Elevator), making predictions, and creating mental images. What a great way to launch our new year of reading!