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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Insta Review: Restart, by Gordon Korman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Restart has a very cool premise – Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital with no idea who he is or what his life has been like up to this point. He’s physically healthy after […]

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Insta Review: Posted, by John David Anderson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram In another book full of bumbling, clueless adults, the staff at Branton Middle School takes two fateful steps: Step 1. Ban cell phones because of bullying. Step 2. Sit and hope that cell phones were […]

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