FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 2022

Welcome to the WNS Time Machine K-8 Book Fair!, where reading can take you anywhere!

That’s right, the Parent Group is blazing the trail for a new look this year with a hybrid approach that blends the very best of our in-person and online experience for an amazing K-8 Book Fair.

We have partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs to offer an exciting, in-person shopping experience for the kids in the MLC. Your child will visit the Book Fair during school hours with their class and come home with a Book “Wish List”. Then, they will return to the Book Fair and have a chance to purchase the books on their wish list.

We will miss seeing our parents in the Book Fair this year, but we invite the entire family to join us online for Live Author Zooms with award-winning authors, as well as enjoy exclusive online content, like Big Buddy Read Aloud videos, curated reading lists, and more!

We also invite you to help update your child’s classroom library by contributing to their classroom’s eWallet. You can find those links below under “Classroom eWallets.” These eWallets allow the teachers to shop the Book Fair for books for their classrooms!

Virtual Author Events

Vashti Harrison & Kwesi Johnson

Authors/ Illustrators

February 23, 2022


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Sheetal Sheth

Author, Actress, Producer, Activist

March 1, 2022


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Chris Yost

Television, Movie, Animation, Comic Book Writer

March 3, 2022


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Alumni Highlight

As we wrap up the WNS 2022 Book Fair we have some exciting news to share. Ayla Bushell, WNS Class of 2021, is now a published author! Her book, Ineffable, is a collection of dark fantasy short stories, poems, and vignettes that can now be found on Amazon! Take a look at the video of Ayla describing her process and how she conquered her dreams of becoming a published author by her 15th birthday! Congratulations, Ayla!

Middle School open mic night

Join us for a fun, creative evening where all middle schoolers are welcome to take the mic and share their words with classmates and faculty.

This is a supportive space to share what you’ve been working on!

The Middle School Open Mic night is always a very special and memorable evening where we are constantly in awe of the talent within our school. If you’ve been thinking about participating, this is your chance!

Did we mention free pizza?
Middle School Open Mic Night
Book Character Dress Up Day

Dress Up Day

All WNS students are invited to dive into a day of imagination and creativity with Book Fair Dress Up Day on February 25, 22! 

Choose your favorite book character, or perhaps a writer you admire. Whether fiction or non-fiction is your genre of choice, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

*As with all WNS dress-up events, we ask that students dress up as respectful and culturally sensitive characters. For more guidance on WNS dress-up regulations, please click here

5th Grade Reads & Recs

To view more videos that our 5th graders have recorded with their book recommendations or read alouds, please click the button below. 

Big Buddy Read Alouds

Why We Read

Curated Reading List

We invite our WNS parents and caregivers to click below to view a specially-curated reading list compiled by WNS faculty and staff who are experts in their fields.

Subject areas include Child Psychology, Online Learning, Technology, DCM (Design-Code-Make), and DEIJ.

Book lists are broken out by faculty/staff member and by audience (eg. student or adult).

Brad's Bookshelf

Want to know what our Head of School is reading?

Join Mr. Zacuto as he takes us through the books that inspire him, and hear how he puts his learnings into practice!

Classroom e-Wallets

We invite you to help update your child(ren)’s classroom library by contributing to their classroom eWallet.

Click on the link of your child’s class section and add a special gift to your child’s class! At the end of the Book Fair, the teachers will get to come into the Book Fair and shop for books for their classroom library!

You are not only supporting the school but also the children’s enjoyment of reading in the classroom.

Your gift to your child’s classroom is not anonymous. At the end of the Book Fair, the teachers will receive a list of those participating families (not amounts) who helped them build their classroom library. Thank you!

*Please note that Specialist eWallets include the following classes: Music, Art, PE, Spanish, Science, Theater Arts

Children reading together at the Early Childhood Center