Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome to a New School Year at the HMS Library!


It was so exciting to get the chance to meet so many new students and say hello to old friends at our "Meet the Teacher" hour on Monday! Readers took the opportunity to take their "shelfie" pic - a photo of a student holding a favorite book - in our well-stocked library. We even had an incredible fourth grader do a "Kiki, Are You Reading?" dance to recommend her favorite summer read! Perhaps this will inspire more readers to create their own book recommendation videos!

Bring your photo into school by next week so that your teacher can have you hang it in the hallway outside of your classroom. It will be a terrific way for us to get book recommendations from each other right from the very start of the school year! HMS Staff is highly encouraged to post their "shelfies" as well!

Secure a public library card.
I will be sending a weekly blog post with 5 book suggestions. I try to vary the offerings and include book trailers whenever possible. I will recommend books your child and family may want to read, as well as upcoming reading events your family may like to attend. 
If I do my job well, there will be books your child wants to read, and the school library waiting list will be long. Your child will get frustrated due to the wait. With your public library card you can reserve the title online and get a notification within days to pick it up. You'll be your child's hero. Trust me on this.

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (Dog Man #5), 2018
by Dav Pilkey

Goodreads summary link 

A Boy Called Bat, (2017)
words by Elana K. Arnold and pictures by Charles Santoso

Goodreads summary link

Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, (2018)
words by Nancy Churnin and pictures by James Rey Sanchez

Goodreads summary link

We Don't Eat Our Classmates, (2018)
by Ryan T. Higgins

Goodreads summary link

Sorry! No book trailer for this one. Believe me that you definitely want to read it ASAP!


Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year (Charlie Bumpers #1), (2013)

Goodreads summary link

Next week I will provide information for students to have the opportunity to create book trailers to share in the "Student Spotlight" weekly feature of the Book Bites posts. 

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Twitter: @hms_library

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