Celebration of Books

The annual TPSA Book Fair is a celebration of books. Organized by an incredible team of parent volunteers, this year's fair has something for everyone.

After a busy morning of organizing and setting out hundreds of books, TPSA volunteers invited teachers to visit the fair, enjoy some freshly baked cookies, and pick out books for a "classroom wish list."  Book Fair shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase books from the wish list as donations to the the classroom libraries. Also available for purchase are board books, which will be donated to CHOP's Head Start Program.

Tuesday's TPSA meeting was transformed into an inaugural Preview Night - called an Out-of-This-World Celebration of Arts & Literature. Attendees were treated with a performance by Measure for Measure, the middle school a cappella group. On display was artwork from each unit, and, of course, there were books galore.

On Wednesday through Friday, class visits to the Book Fair included time with author (and TPS parent) Monique Curry, who read her children's book In My Eyes to first and second graders and answered their questions. Author/Quirk Books publisher (and TPS parent) David Borgenicht spoke to third, fourth, and fifth graders about how books are publishedGuest author Ty Drago speaking to Middle School students about his craft; Ty is the author of a middle school horror series, The Undertakers, which features smart and well-organized zombies.

Saturday was the culminating activity - a festival of books that included a speed-reading competition, crafts, a Comic Book Workshop with Brooklyn-based artist Sean Ford, and refreshments. More than 50 families stopped by!

Thank you to the spectacular team of TPS parents who have been working so hard planning and staffing the fair!