Insta Review: One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Sloooooooooow goooooooooing. In a throwback to last year’s inchworm of a novel The Green Glass Sea comes one of the most plodding historical mysteries I’ve ever made it through. One Came Home opens with a […]

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Student Spotlight: Advice for the 2019 Reading Challenge

We asked students: What is your best reading advice? With 1,500 books read so far in 2019, we wanted to inspire other communities taking on the same challenge. Experts from kindergarten through fourth grade shared what has worked for them in finding the right books, making time to read, persevering when things get hard, and […]

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Coming Soon: Family Book Club, Out of My Mind

5th grade families are invited to participate in our inaugural Family Book Club! Students and their families have the option to read Out of My Mind, the critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Sharon Draper. This collaborative book club, created with librarian Elaine Kauffman from Trevor Day School in New York City, was specially designed […]

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Insta Review: Chasing Space, by Leland Melvin

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram CAUTION: Reading Chasing Space is likely to cause a growth mindset in children. Side effects may include inability to give up, increased positive attitude, and alarmingly big dreams 😉 When I found out that the […]

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The 2019 Challenge

January is the perfect time to start thinking about goals and resolutions.  Who do you want to be this year? What’s in your way? What can help you to get there faster? In our library community, we are always working towards becoming stronger, more confident, more joyful readers. And the only way to get better […]

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Insta Review: Bubble, by Stewart Foster

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram No less than ten sixth graders told me to drop what I was reading and pick up Bubble; and like a good librarian, I do what I’m told. Bubble tells the story of eleven year […]

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Insta Review: Cavlin, by Martine Leavitt

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I never get tired of reading novels told from the viewpoint of an exceptional mind. Calvin has schizophrenia, and his visual and auditory hallucinations have become too much for him to handle on his own. […]

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Insta Review: Invisible Emmie, by Terri Libenson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Emmie’s parents like to joke that she came into the world with a howl that rattled the windows; but somewhere along the way, she lost her voice. An “oops” baby in a family with two […]

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Insta Review: Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The setting: A juvenile detention center (housed in an old insane asylum) on a spooky island in the middle of a dark, stormy ocean. The cast: A dozen or so troubled teens, forced to slave […]

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Ms. Fitz has read… December 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from December 4th! Favorites this month included Dumplin, My Lady Jane, Check Please, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Loving vs Virginia, What if It’s Us, Phoebe and her Unicorn, and Hey, Kiddo. I didn’t care […]

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