DARIEN, Conn. -- Pear Tree Point School students were able to find their reading treasures at the Parent Faculty Organization-sponsored Autumn book fair, "Bookaneer," which took place at the school gym from Nov. 9-11.
The small private elementary school in Darien encourages its students to explore their world, and the seven seas, through reading, according to a release from the school.
"Promoting literacy is central to Pear Tree Point School's mission, so we aim to inspire curiosity through reading," said Anne Baurmeister co-chair of the "Bookaneer" pirate-themed book fair.
"From hardcover picture books to award-winning novels, Pear Tree Point School's book fair satisfies all reading levels of students and teachers," said Victoria Trepp co-chair of the book fair as she held a biography of Blackbeard, the infamous privateer.
The shelves are stocked with other titles in that theme such as "Pirasaurs!" By Josh Funk, "Atlantis: The Lost City?" by Andrew Donkin and "Treasure Hunters" by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Earlier this month, Pear Tree Point School invited author Tony Abbott to come work with the students on developing story lines, characters and action in literature.
Abbott has published more than a hundred books for children, including "The Copernicus Legacy" series.