Woodland crowns “The Smart Cookie” the winner

Woodland crowns “The Smart Cookie” the winner
Posted on 05/01/2023

A schoolwide Tournament of Books event at Hicksville’s Woodland Elementary recently ended with Jory John and Pete Oswald’s “The Smart Cookie” narrowly edging outDiane Alber’s “I’m Not Just a Scribble.” 

Beginning in mid-March, two books were read to every class and at the end of the week, students voted on their favorite. The Tournament of Books took place over a four-week period and other titles read in the contest included “Strega Nona,” “Diary of a Worm” and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”

“It was really great to build readers as a school community and get excited about books together,” said librarian Christina Pietras. “The bulletin board display of the tournament helped keep the enthusiasm up!”

Woodland The Secret Cookie

Woodland Elementary Librarian Christina Pietras and students in front of the Tournament of Books bulletin board announcing “The Smart Cookie” by Jory John and Pete Oswald the winner of the recent tournament.