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#FridayReads: Gather around Our Table this holiday season

District teacher-librarian Leanne Dunbar recommends Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds just in time for Hanukkah and the start of the holiday season.

I love the story Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds because of its timely message to us all about the importance of spending time connecting with our loved ones. As we kick off the holiday season with Hanukkah, I am reminded of gathering around tables over the years with my family and loved ones, and the lasting importance of those connections.

This story opens with Violet alone at her family’s table. She notices everyone is too busy to come and sit with her. Gradually, the unused table disappears before her eyes, and Violet must find a way to get it back. She helps her family reconnect with each other as they build and gather around a new table. The message about the importance of connectedness is augmented by the beautiful watercolour illustrations done in Peter H. Reynold’s signature style. 

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I have. It is available in SD42 libraries in both English and French as well as an eBook on Sora.

The cover of the book, "Our Table," by Peter H. Reynolds.

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