Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 25, 2018

Here is hoping everyone enjoyed some quality extended time with friends and family. Stay tuned as I create a holiday gift giving guide compiled completely by the suggestions of HMS students!

There are six so far in this new series for Fortnite fanatics. Here is one example.

Betrayal at Salty Springs: An Unofficial Fortnight Novel (Trapped in Battle Royale #3), 2018
by Devin Hunter

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Sidetracked, (2017)
by Diana Harmon Asher

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Float, (2018)
by Laura Martin

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First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great, (2018)
by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Agata Nowicka

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Making Friends, (2018)
by Kristen Gudsnuk

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Friday, November 9, 2018

November 11, 2018

Come Join Us!
This Tuesday, November 13 from 5-6pm at BPL
Rooster Readers Family Book Club

There are three in this action/adventure series so far. 

Masterminds, (2015)
by Gordon Korman

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This is a really touching nonfiction picture book.

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero, (2017)
words by Patricia McCormick and pictures by Iacopo Bruno

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A HMS family recently donated this nonfiction book to the library. I think the content and the quizzes would be helpful to students searching for coping tools and strategies.

A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles: Dealing with Fights, Being Left Out, and the Whole Popularity Thing) American Girl, (2013)
by Patti Kelley Criswell

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We own four titles in this popular series. 

Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon, (2013)
words by Paul Tobin and pictures by Ron Chan

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This brand new book is by a RISD grad who lives right here in Providence, RI. You won't want to miss this delightful story of giving, gratitude, and community. 

Thank You, Omu!, (2018)
by Oge Mora

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 4, 2018

Limit screen time so that reading time can be built in.
For the past two weeks our Common Sense Media lesson has been about creating a healthy media balance for ourselves. It is something all of us at every age struggles with. It's good to be mindful of it so we can be better.
Some helpful screen limit devices are the kitchen stove timer as well as Disney Circle
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All four of the books for the Track series are now out in the world. I'm looking forward to reading Lu when it comes in. 

Ghost (Track #1), (2016)
by Jason Reynolds

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The Real McCoys, (2017)
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, (2018)
by Stacey McAnulty

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Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation, (2018)
by Patricia Newman

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There is no school for kids on Tuesday, November 6th because it is a day to vote. Although our readers are not old enough to vote, I like that this picture book provides them with many options to be engaged, responsible citizens. 

What Can a Citizen Do?, (2018)
words by Dave Eggers and pictures by Shawn Harris

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