Lacey Loves to Read!

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    Lacey Loves to Read is a community reading initiative designed to generate the discussion and celebration of a notable author. It includes a bookmark creation contest held district-wide with prizes, short story writing events and more. Each year, a notable children's author visits to share insights with participants on writing and reading.
    North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey Timberland Regional Library, City of Lacey and Lacey South Sound Chamber are proud to bring you this free, award-winning community literacy program.

2017-18 Featured Author: Kate DiCamillo!

  • Kate DiCamillo Our 2018 Lacey Loves to Read Author is Kate DiCamillo! She will be in Lacey on March 1, 2018. There will be two student assemblies (check with your teacher-librarian for details) and an evening Community Event at 7 p.m. We also have our annual teen writing and book cover contest, and our annual all-grades Bookmark Contest. Plus much more to come!

    Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of Despereaux, 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. A native of Florida, Kate now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Books by Kate DiCamillo

  • Because of Winn-Dixie  The Tale of Despereaux  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  La La La  The Tiger Rising
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