Friday, January 4, 2019

January 6, 2019

Letters About Literature

If you are handing your letter in to Mrs. Roy, please bring it to school by Monday, January 7th. If you are submitting electronically, you have until January 11th to do so. Here is the link with all the details. 

Rooster Readers Family Book Club
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:30 - 7:30pm
Please join us to discuss the following three titles:

Happy New Year! 

Author Julie Falatko is hilarious. A few years ago our school voted Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) as our 2017 HMS Mock Caldecott book.  Now she has a new hybrid series that is sure to delight. I will be raffling off Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To School bookmarks with every class this week. Julie was kind enough to mail them to share with the students of HMS!

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #1), 2018
words by Julie Falatko and pictures by Colin Jack

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Coming Out on January 29th!!!!

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This RICBA nominee is the first in a fantasy series. Remember that in order to vote after February vacation, you need to read at least three titles from this list

The Wizard's Dog (The Wizard's Dog #1) , (2017)
by Eric Kahn Gale

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The next in the series:

The Wizard's Dog Fetches the Grail (Wizard's Dog #2), 2018
by Eric Kahn Gale

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Full disclosure: I fall in love with every single thing Kate DiCamillo writes. It feels as though she writes to kids and adults at the exact same time. Or maybe she writes to the kid inside all of us. If you have not read Raymie Nightingale, read that one first and then Louisiana's Way Home. Although they take place in the 1970s, I am categorizing it as realistic fiction and not historical fiction because there was no historical event going on to impact the story. They are both just relatable stories.

Louisiana's Way Home, (2018)
by Kate DiCamillo

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Another confession: I change the call numbers to 741.5 on this amazing series so they "live" in the graphic novel shelves where students will easily find them. 

Solar System: Our Place in Space (Science Comics), 2018
words by Rosemary Mosco and pictures by Jon Chad

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The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection: Volume One, (2018)
by Various

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The Phoenix Colossal Comics Collection: Volume Two, (2018)
by Various

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