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2nd Annual Books2Eat Challenge

The only rule is to make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes and/or content.  Last year students made their edible art from cakes, cookies, pancakes, ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, marshmallows, pretzels, vegetables and there were even a few “book bentos”.

How To Make Marshmallow Fondant

Be Creative! Have Fun! Be A Baker Maker!

Submit 2 photos by May 30th.  Send photos as an attachment in an email or chat to

  1. A closeup of the edible art and the book (image can be from the book, a print out of cover, or an image on your computer or iPad).
  2. A photo of the edible art and the baker.

Here is an example of the two photos we need:

If you share on your personal social media, please use the hashtag #asijbooks2eat2021 – We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!! 

Click here to watch last year’s virtual Books2Eat video (all divisions)

Jennifer Nielsen – Gr. 5 Virtual Author’s Visit

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Jennifer Nielsen – December 11th

Grade 5 is in for a special reading treat with a virtual author’s visit from one of ASIJ’s favorite visiting authors on December 11th at 10:50.  I don’t know any author who can write such compelling historical fiction, adventure and dystopian novels.  Quite frankly, when I read The False Prince several years ago, it became my favorite adventure of all time!  I am honored that Jennifer is so graciously giving up an evening to do a virtual author’s visit with our students.  

Ascendance Series

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Sakura Book Bowl 2021

If you are in Grades 4-5 and love to read, you might enjoy the Sakura Book Bowl after school activity which begins in January. Elimination rounds will take place in March. Elimination rounds for the “traveling team” will be in mid-March. Twelve book bowlers who qualify for the “traveling team” will participate in this year’s Sakura Book Bowl Tournament at the end of April.

You will be required to participate in weekly activities, keep a reader’s notebook and read three books from one of the categories below, as well as two additional “everyone reads” books. If you qualify for the team, you will be required to read an additional “expert” book.

Save the World

Rich & Riveting Page Turners

Heartfelt & Honest

Sticking Out & Fitting In

Everyone Reads

Expert Books