Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon held its RIF of NOVA book distribution in December with the theme: "Gifts." Liaison Marci Hoyt read Rabbit's Gift by George Shannon and Laura Dronzek for the primary grades. "Have you read this book?" Marci wrote. "It is one of my favorites!" In this Chinese fable, Rabbit shares his winter turnip and starts a wave of generosity that spreads among all his forest friends.    

Older children read and heard books commensurate with their ages. One was Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortensen and Susan Roth about the gift of a new school for children in a remote Himalayan village. The day was a gift for all, for sure!