OXFORD – Boxberry School students have been “Wild About Books” for the past month. Their goal: to read 100 books as a school (that would mean about 10 books each).

Kids read anything from “Bob” books (a kindergartner) to “Little House in the Big Woods” (second grade). Teacher Jessica Person thought of the project as a way to get the students excited about reading, not only at school, but at home as well.

The celebratory ending to the program was held Dec. 22. Local author DC Scherer visited to read her new book, “The Cat with the Question Mark Tail.”

Scherer self-published her book, creating Paw Prints Publishing in order to do so. The cat “in question,” Tigger, was the inspiration and also visited Boxberry with Scherer and her husband, Fred.

Everyone did a craft together and shared cat-shaped cookies. Scherer gave each child a gift-wrapped, signed copy of her book. The students told Scherer all about their “Wild About Books” program.

Later that afternoon, there was another special visitor. Santa visited to tell the students how proud he was that they all reached their “Wild About Books” goal. He gave each child a book and spent time finding out what they wanted for Christmas.

For more information about the school, visit www.boxberryschool.org or call 743-9700.

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