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The Big Bearkat Book Bash

Whether your student is learning to read or reading to learn, this engaging literary arts celebration promotes reading, encourages writing, and heightens an awareness of literacy. This year’s event has been re-imagined and takes place in our gym. There’s something for the whole family—we hope you’ll enjoy it!

Saturday, April 9, 2022
Bissonnet Campus Gym (4600 Bissonnet St.)
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:15: Storytime for Young Children’s Community and Primary

Storytime features the always entertaining shaking of sillies, singing of songs, and spellbinding storytelling.

  • 11:00: Lower Elementary Character Parade

Children in grades one through three can dress up as their favorite book character and join in the parade across the stage!

  • 11:30: Upper Elementary Book Bee

A Wish in the Dark as their source, UE children will work together to answer questions about their latest read.

  • 12:15: A High School band performs

One of our favorite High School bands has agreed to take the stage for a short set. Get ready to dance!

  • 12:30: Author Anna Meriano speaks to Middle and High School students

Anna is a local author and Rice alum. You can read about her on her website.

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Crafting, Food Trucks, & Bearkat Fun

In addition to the schedule of events, we'll also have crafting stations, including one with the Houston Public Library. The Post Oak mascot, Beary the Bearkat, will be on hand for photos and school spirit. And when you're hungry, you can buy treats from the food truck fare. It's going to be big Bearkat fun! Come by and get your picture taken with the Bearkat!

Donate Your Used Books

The event includes a book drive benefiting The Book Cycle, a non-profit that extends the life cycle of books by finding them new homes and keeping them in circulation for free.

As you dive into spring cleaning, consider gathering books to donate—all types, age ranges, and categories welcomed! You can drop off your donations at the book fair or at the front office in the week leading up to the event (April 4 to 8).

Purchase New Books

Unlike previous fairs, we will not have classroom book lists. Instead, Brazos Bookstore will have a selection of titles to choose from that is curated by our Post Oak Librarian Cory Eckert.

Become a Friend of the Library

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Parents and friends of The Post Oak School are invited to become a “Friend of the Library” by making a donation to our school library. Your gift supports our school’s literacy culture and fosters a love of reading for all our students.
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