Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 28, 2018

Our students need robust classroom libraries.

This 2015  article from esteemed educator Nancie Atwell is a great read to support classroom libraries.

The Scholastic book fair is in business at Hampden Meadows this week. Keep your child's classroom library in mind when making purchases. A book for the classroom library makes a great holiday gift and end of year gift! How about donating a book in your child's name for his/her birthday? Not sure what to get? Let your child choose. Kids know what other kids want to read. 
In addition, if you know someone who is looking to donate gently used books, check with your child's teacher or librarian about taking those donations off their hands. We absolutely love donations! 

Fifth grade teacher Mr. Tibbetts was kind enough to indulge me in an Extreme Classroom Library Makeover during my first year as the school librarian. Here is the link to see the before and after pics!

Tuesday, October 30th is a big day for HMS!

Author Mark Parisi visits us on the day 
Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard is released

The Unwanteds (Unwanteds #1), 2011
by Lisa McMann

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Mustaches for Maddie, (2017)
by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

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This next book by the incredibly talented Jacqueline Woodson is a strong contender for the 2019 Newbery award. 

Harbor Me, (2018)
by Jacqueline Woodson

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Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew As Kids, (2017)
by Elissa Brent Weissman
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This new title from a very popular series just came out on October 23 so we don't have it quite yet!

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater (Heavenly Nostrils #8), (2018)
by Dana Simpson

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This is a book trailer for Book 6 to give you a feel for the series.

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