Café Duffield

Café Duffield photo

Duffield Elementary School’s library was recently transformed into Café Duffield for the first “Book Tasting” event held on Jan. 26, as Karen Pitka’s fourth-graders were invited to “taste” six genres, including science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy and mystery.

Each table offered a three-minute “taste,” or sampling, of a book of the student's choice. After reading their selected work, the students logged a brief menu summary including what the author did to hook the reader and if the student would recommend this particular piece of literature to others. Students then discussed their selection with the rest of the “customers” at their genre table. Before returning to their classroom, the readers picked up a bookmark, making note of their top three favorite choices throughout selection of books.