Book review to showcase prestigious works for primary, secondary students

The Department of Library Science will present its first “Let the Heart of a Book Touch the Heart of a Child” Book Review event in the Eleanor and Charles Garrett Teacher Education Center, Room 279, from 2-3:30 p.m on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the review, sponsored by the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence, the College of Education and the Department of Library Science.

The event will be headed by Rosemary Chance, Ph.D. and Teri Lesesne, Ph.D. as they introduce and review a variety of available children’s books.

The Book Review will feature 50 award-winning books published in 2011 for the elementary through high school levels. This event will target all ages and provide a broad selection of books for all attendees to see and hear.

“The purpose is to shed some light,” Robert Ellis, Research Assistant at PACE, said. “We want to let everybody know that there are [fictional] and informational books that are worth reading. We’ve got a wide range of books from fantasy to historical fiction to even poetry.”

There is not a limited number of space for the event; however, anyone who wants to participate must reserve a spot for the event beforehand with PACE by Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

“We want to make sure we have a book for those who reserve a spot and that they have a name tag worked out for them,” Ellis said.

The department will be handing out a free children’s book to each attendee, and refreshments will be served. Ellis described the event as a personal benefit for those who attend. Organizers say the event’s purpose is not to advertise or sell books but to display prestigious works for all to enjoy.

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