Resources for Banned Books Week 2018

Have you heard about Banned Books Week? Started originally in 1982, the week seems to grow in popularity (and in viral advertising) each year! Here’s a quick summary, from the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, […]

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Insta Review: Peter and the Starcatchers, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Ever wondered how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? How can he fly? How he got to Never Land? Who were the Lost Boys before they were lost? I hadn’t either, but now that I’ve finished […]

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Family Connection: Welcome to Family Library Time!

Looking for something new to read? Eager to spend some extra time with your youngster after school before you start your evening activities? Looking for a place to share stories with friends and neighbors? I hope so – because I’m so excited to be sharing this news with you: The library will now be open […]

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Insta Review: This is What I Did, by Ann Dee Ellis

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Fans of cult classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower will love Ann Dee Ellis’ This is What I Did. The similarity between the two novels runs deep – the innocence and social ignorance of […]

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Insta Review: Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram We’ve all dreamt about it – picking up an instrument and magically just knowing what to do, everyone around us exclaiming “She’s a prodigy!” Apple has the same dream as she scrimps, saves, and begs […]

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Insta Review: Tall Story, by Candy Gourlay

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Tall Story was suggested to me in a librarian thread about stories centered around characters that feel like they just don’t fit in. And it has a double dose of that outsider feeling – American […]

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#STABSummerReading: July 2018

Have you kept up with all of the fun on social media with #STABSummerReading? While I’ve had a nice, slow, unplugged summer, St. Anne’s-Belfield School readers have been reading the books that they love all over the globe. The posts, emails, messages, and letters (snail mail! I still can’t get over it!) kept rolling in […]

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The Summer I Unplugged

I sat criss-cross applesauce on the tile floor, the window open in front of me, a hot breeze winding around my legs. Voices drifted in from the table on the patio below, and every few minutes a burst of deep laughter would float up to my ears. Out the window of the ancient home, set […]

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#STABSummerReading: June 2018

Our community is sharing their summer reading on social media using #stabsummerreading! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or on the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Summer Reading page. You can share your #STABSummerReading by posting your book covers, selfies, reviews, recommendations, or just snapshots of you enjoying a good book wherever you might be reading this summer. Post […]

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