Sakura Book Fever

Sakura Book Fever
Lea Morton

Its time to check out the 2020 Sakura books.

It’s time to read, read, read so you can vote, vote, vote in Spring! By being risk-takers, you can try new books and new genres! Challenge yourselves to read in different languages! Share the books you love through speaking and writing. Tell others what you are reading! And remember to be open-minded to try books you wouldn't usually read!

We are now underway with the 2020 Sakura Medal Book Award reading programme. Girls from Grade 2 may take one of the Sakura Medal book home in a selected category, but only after gaining signatures on their goal setting form from their teacher and a parent. Then they return the goals to the Library Media Centre. We will all celebrate the completion of these learning journey and also have the opportunity to vote for our favourites in Spring.

The Fall break is a great time to read these books on Overdrive or Sora (our online library) too but the girls will have to be quick. Remember you can place a hold on Overdrive but not on the books from the Library Media Centre.

Grade 2 can select from up to 20 books from the English picture book  and 15 books from the Japanese collections

Grade 3 can select from the picture books and the 16 graphic novels.

Grade 4-6 may also add the 20 English chapter books and the 12 Japanese chapter books. From  November they may also read the picture books and graphic novels.

Grade 6 are invited to check out and read books from the MS Sakura collection as well.


Grade 2 and 3 will fill in mini passports to keep track of the books they have read (and the number of votes they will get).

Grade 3-6 will use the 2020 Sakura Seesaw Class to reflect on the books they are reading.


Do not hesitate to come to any of the librarians with questions and suggestions about the programme.


Happy Reading! Remember the more you read the more votes you will get in Spring! 

  • Grade 2
  • grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6

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