18 kids, 3 adults, and a whole lot of books

Gabriel Shapiro, Watertown Splash staff

     If you were at the WMS book fair, you may have been there with your homeroom, which contains, on average, 18 students and three adults.

     From Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Watertown Middle School held a book fair in order to raise money. The book fair sold new books for low prices that you wouldn’t find in Barnes and Nobles. It had a multitude of genres, ranging from sci-fi to nonfiction.

     The book fair had racks with each of them having their own genre, some with more books than the others. There were also tables with toys and more books. The book fair also sold posters for $4.79 each, pencil erasers, eye-popping squeeze stress toys, and pointers.

     WMS librarian Leah Maroni-Wagner, the host of the WMS book fair, said, “I think we did a really good job of earning more money than last year. This year we got $2,600.

     She also said that the best-selling item was invisible ink pens: one that writes in invisible ink and one that reveals it.

     The best-selling book was “Ghosts” by Raina Telgemeier, which is about a Spanish family moving to Mexico and experiencing Dia De Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).

      Ms. Maroni-WagnerI also said, “I would also like to sell posters that are related to books, since we didn’t do any of that last year or this year.”

–March 17, 2017–