Read-y For School?

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai Get read-y for a new year with these back-to-school titles! For Younger Readers:                  Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! / ¡Prepárarte kindergarten, allá voy! by Nancy Carlson School Bus by Donald Crews […]

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April is … Poetry Month!

Celebrate Poetry Month with Nikki Grimes’ award winning title, “Words with Wings”: Laura Ingalls Wilder Award 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Award 2014 ALA Notable Children’s Book 2014 This novel in verse tells the story of Gabriella the daydreamer. She may be setting the table or navigating her new school, only to be whisked away […]

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Black History Month

February is … Black History Month! Celebrate by reading (or listening to) Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical autobiography, Brown Girl Dreaming: National Book Award 2014 Newbery Honor Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Award Winner 2015 Woodson journeys through her past in her memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. Through her free verse poems, she tells the origin of her name, of […]

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New Year, New Book Review!

Happy New Year! Celebrate 2019 by stepping back in time to the 13th century with Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice: Brat. Beetle. Alyce. The protagonist’s name changes three times in this short, but eventful novel. The Midwife’s Apprentice tells the story of a young girl struggling to learn a trade and to discover who she is. This engaging […]

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November is Native American Heritage Month!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, check out The First Strawberries by Joseph Bruchac. Bruchac artfully weaves this Cherokee story of how there came to be strawberries in the world. The first woman and the first man cared for one another for many years, but one day harsh words sent the woman walking into […]

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