Primary School Book Fair Coming Soon!

Primary Book Fair
  • November 29 - December 13, 2022

    The Primary Literati Book Fair is coming soon! This is a great time to stock up on amazing reads for Winter Break. Classes will have the opportunity to preview the book selections beginning 11/29. Purchase days begin 12/7.

    Additional information will be shared later this month.

    Class Purchase Days

    12/7: Kirven. Priest, Ropp, Saunders, Kehres, Sweitzer-Eick, Weber, Cervantes, Hattery, Willcox

    12/8: Stanavich, Hartman, Callahan, Maxwell, Dy, Rutherford, Arkow, Crum, Maille-Lambke, Russell

    12/9: Chandler, Rex, Finley, Phelps, Mahan, Wanless-Bobo, Johnson, Fife,

    12/12: Polder, Stryjewski, Plesser, Crager-Hassmann, Pratt, Elmer, Clouse, White, Rubenstein, Baus

    12/13: Thompson, Hendrix, Sammons, Wright, Smith, Sheerin, Brewster, McCloud, Snider, McAndrew

    Checks accepted made out to NAPS for exact amount. No change given for a check. Cash and Literati Gift Cards also accepted. Cards can be purchased online at

    Funds from the book fair support literacy initiatives at the Primary School.

    Book Fair Contact 

    Kirsten Klink

Primary Library Author Visit

  • May 2023 Visit with Oge Mora at New Albany Primary 

    Oge Mora is a collage artist and storyteller. Her picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient.  Her second book, Saturday won the 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Picture Book Award. Oge’s artwork has been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She also recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list in Arts & Style. Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio but resides in Providence, RI. She is a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together.  Learn more about her current and forthcoming titles at

    Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting our Miranda Paul visit: The New Albany Community Foundation, NAWN, the Primary PTO, and the White family.  

Oge Mora
  •  Thank You, Omu

    Thank You, Omu!

    by Oge Mora Year Published: 2018

    Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?

    Oge Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs as luscious as Omu's stew, with an extra serving of love. An author's note explains that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean "Grandma." This book was inspired by the strong female role models in Oge Mora's life.

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  •  Saturday


    by Oge Mora Year Published: 2019

    In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong--ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they'd been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown...until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.

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  •  Oldest Student

    The Oldest Student

    by Rita Hubbard and Illustrated by Oge Mora Year Published: 2020

    In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed, and by age 20, she was married and had her first child. By age 68, she had worked numerous jobs, including cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and selling sandwiches to raise money for her church. At 114, she was the last remaining member of her family. And at 116, she learned to read. From Rita Lorraine Hubbard and rising star Oge More comes the inspirational story of Mary Walker, a woman whose long life spanned from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, and who--with perseverance and dedication--proved that you're never too old to learn.

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