Joan reviews… One Crazy Summer

*Summer Reading List Spotlight* This is on the Haverhill Public School’s recommended summer booklist for Grades 4-5. One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia Published: 2010 Age Range: 8-12 Genre: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction Awards: Newbery Honor, National Book Award Finalist, Coretta Scott King Award, Scott O’Dell Award Joan read One Crazy Summer and this is what she thought… In the […]

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Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

“Wow, No Thank You” is the perfect collection for anyone who wants to laugh even if they feel like everything around them is a dumpster fire. Samantha Irby candidly talks about a slew of topics ranging from her trouble making friends as an adult, Crohn’s disease, and being a queer woman in a small town […]

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Colleen reviews… Eerie Elementary

*Summer Reading List Spotlight* This is on the Haverhill Public School’s recommended summer booklist for Grades 2-3. Eerie Elementary #1: The School is Alive! By Jack Chabert and Sam Ricks Published: 2014 Age Range: 6-8 Genre: Spooky Colleen read The School is Alive! and this is what she thought… Sam Graves is not excited about being hall monitor, and he […]

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The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Winner of the 2020 Stonewall Book Award, The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta is a young adult novel in verse told from the point of view of Mike Angeli. The book spans from his early childhood to his first year at University. Mike feels out of place in almost every aspect of his life – […]

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Colleen leyó… Escuela de Espanto

*Foco en la Lista de Lectura de Verano* Este libro está en la lista de lectura de verano recomendada por las Escuelas Públicas de Haverhill para los Grados 2-3. Escuela de Espanto #1: ¡La escuela está viva! Por Jack Chabert y Sam Ricks Publicado: 2014 Edades: 6-8 Genero: Escalofriante   Colleen leyó ¡La escuela está […]

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