Many of them guessed "read", but it's actually "ninja", and I told them that we were going to be reading ninjas this year.
A good friend helped me KICK up the decor with a few shower curtains and glue guns, transforming the entrance to the library:
There are a lot of great picture books about ninjas, like this one:
Decorations inside the library include paper lanterns and a fun entrance to our story area, renamed the "Reading Dojo" for the year.
Students enjoyed walking like ninjas on the way hear a story and check out books!