Two Baltimore-area first-graders have won...


May 10, 1998|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS -- Two Baltimore-area first-graders have won statewide awards for writing and illustrating their own books.

Shannan Jones of the Imani Private School in Baltimore and Chloe Danielle Heckman of Centennial Lane Elementary in Ellicott City received first- and second-place awards, respectively, in ceremonies Tuesday at Maryland Public Broadcasting in Owings Mills.

Shannan's book is "Just Like Daddy," and Chloe's is "Cody and Crackle: The Mystery of the Lost Boy."

The two were among eight winners -- two each from kindergarten through third grade -- chosen from among nearly 800 entries.

The honors were part of the fourth annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, a national competition sponsored locally by Maryland Public Television.

The contest is part of an effort by MPT and libraries throughout the state to encourage children to appreciate good literature and to promote family reading.

The winners will be entered in a national competition next month.

Other winners are:

Kindergarten: First, Zachary Knight Marks from Jefferson School in Gaithersburg for "I'm So Scared." Second, Samantha Rose Fleischer from Rachel Carson Elementary in Gaithersburg for "The Little Girl Who Liked to Dance."

Second grade: First, Russell Huang from Potomac Elementary in Potomac for "Bob's Cousin." Second, Amanda Bestor-Seigel from Westbrook Elementary in Bethesda, for "Snow."

Third grade: First, Ryan Silk from Christa McAuliffe Elementary in Germantown for "The Secret of Sacred Island." Second, Matthew Capone, who is home-schooled in Oxon Hill, for "The Robot for Daddy."

Puppets will lure young children to several county libraries for programs this week.

Kathleen Jacobs of "Magic Pots and Recycle Bottles" is to present a show for children tomorrow at the Essex library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.; Tuesday at the Pikesville library, 1301 Reisterstown Road; and Wednesday at the Hereford library, 16940 York Road. All shows are at 7 p.m.

The puppeteers group Applause Unlimited will perform "Tales of Beatrix Potter" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Catonsville library, 1100 Frederick Road.

The performance, with funding from Friends of the Catonsville Library, will include "Two Bad Mice," "Jemima Puddleduck" and "Jeremy Fisher."

2 bookstores offer discounts to people with library cards

Don't leave home without it. Two booksellers will offer a 20 percent discount Saturday to customers showing Baltimore County library cards.

The promotion at the Barnes & Noble store in White Marsh and Greetings & Readings in Towson celebrates Library Awareness Week and the monthlong Baltimore County -- Families that Read Together program.

Pub Date: 5/10/98

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