Sunday, September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018

Read what your child is reading (sometimes).
Reading is a social activity. We want to talk about what we have read with someone else who has read it too. I think I've always enjoyed reading because it is a safe way to experience what others may go through without having to experience it myself. Sharing books provides the opportunity to have conversations you might not normally have with others. Take advantage of this. Read the same books. Have the conversations. And take advantage of the family book club opportunities we will provide you.
Lisa Lesinski, the Barrington Public Library children's librarian, and I are hosting monthly family book clubs around some of the RI Children's Book Award nominees. The first "Rooster Readers" meeting is on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Barrington Public Library. Sign up on the BPL Kids homepage or sign up in person when you are visiting the children's room of the library. Can't make this one? Be on the lookout for more opportunities throughout the school year both at our school and the public library. 
Screenshot from the Barrington Public Library Kids' page

Do you love dogs? Have you ever wondered what they are really thinking? This may be the series for you. Told entirely from the dog's perspective, you can feel how much author Victoria J. Coe adores dogs and their humans. Our library has all three titles in the series. Fenway and Hattie in the Wild, the fourth installment, comes out in May 2019.

Fenway and Hattie (Fenway and Hattie #1), (2016)
by Victoria J. Coe
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This week's featured RICBA title is  the first in a popular graphic novel series. 

Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper #1), (2016)
by Greg Grunberg, Lucas Turnbloom, and Guy Major

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Gary D. Schmidt is an author you want to meet and hear speak at the RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors on October 13th. He has written so many incredible books. The one I'd like to highlight won the Newbery Honor in 2008. I listened to this one on my commute years ago when my son was a toddler. I'll never forget him laughing along with me when the rat came through the classroom ceiling. This historical fiction read is definitely worth a read (or listen)!

The Wednesday Wars, (2007
By Gary D. Schmidt

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I am ordering this book as a Mock Sibert title. It shows how two people with passion and vision worked to achieve their goal.

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere, (2018)
words by Barb Rosenstock and pictures by Katherine Roy

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The Thing That Lou Couldn't Do, (2017)
by Ashley Spires

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