5th Grade Says… The Best Books of the Year, in Exactly 15 Words

Looking for something great to read this summer? Read on to find out the books that 5th grade says were the best of the 2017-2018 school year! Pernille Ripp, teacher and literature specialist extraordinaire, is generous enough to share her amazing ideas on social media. I’m constantly inspired by her blog posts, Instagram, and Twitter […]

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Insta Review: Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! On the night she should be swaying under the crepe-paper streamers at her homecoming dance, Grace is instead saying goodbye to her newborn daughter as she is whisked away in her adoptive parents’ arms. Thirty minutes away, Maya is texting […]

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Saintly Spotlight: Timmy

Welcome to the Saintly Spotlight! The brilliant idea of Jack the library intern, The Saintly Spotlight is an opportunity for St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s most passionate readers to share their reading lives with their school community. All students in grades 5-8 are welcome to apply by customizing a Google Slides template with common reading related questions. […]

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Insta Review: Breaking Stalin’s Nose, by Eugene Yelchin

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! What is it like to grow up in a sea of Russian nationalist propaganda? We all like to think that we have a clear picture of right and wrong and would inherently know to stand up for freedom, but what […]

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Saintly Spotlight: Eliza

Welcome to the Saintly Spotlight! The brilliant idea of Jack the library intern, The Saintly Spotlight is an opportunity for St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s most passionate readers to share their reading lives with their school community. All students in grades 5-8 are welcome to apply by customizing a Google Slides template with common reading related questions. […]

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Fitz’s Faves: Hadley’s review of Chasing Space, by Leland Melvin

I gave this book five stars because it was amazing of how when you read this you experience all the training of an astronaut and of a football player all in one book. Another reason I gave Chasing Space five stars is because you get to hear the encouraging story of Leland Melvin and how […]

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Saintly Spotlight: Henry

Welcome to the Saintly Spotlight! The brilliant idea of Jack the library intern, The Saintly Spotlight is an opportunity for St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s most passionate readers to share their reading lives with their school community. All students in grades 5-8 are welcome to apply by customizing a Google Slides template with common reading related questions. […]

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6th Graders Say: I Learned that Graphic Novels…

In case you’re new here, I should probably fill you in: I love graphic novels. Like, a lot. I love the way that the creative format allows authors artists to tell their stories in such a wide variety of ways. I love the way that the artwork puts so much of the responsibility in the […]

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