Keely and Kymm Bredensteiner check out one of the available books to read at the STARBOOKS Book Tasting Party for the 2nd and 3rd grade families on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Tarkio Elementary. (Submitted By Jennifer Peregrine)

The Tarkio R-I 2nd and 3rd grade teachers hosted a STARBOOKS Book Tasting Party for the 2nd and 3rd grade families on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teachers put a variety of books out onto tables. Students, along with their parents, walked around and “sampled” books by reading a few pages out of a book and writing down their thoughts about it. Students were able to find new books and book series that they were interested in and would like to start reading.

After students sampled five books, they were given a new book to take home and keep. Hot chocolate (in Starbucks cups) and cookies were served. A photo booth was also available and enjoyed by all.