Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 3, 2019

HMS Family Book Club Rescheduled!
Friday, March 15, 2019
March snuck up too fast and we would like to give families more time to read
The Thing About Georgie

Create a Balanced Reading Diet with 
the HMS Genre Challenge

This week we will focus on the idea of a balanced reading diet. We will reflect on the genres we typically check out and set a goal to try other genres. I love that our readers have so much choice and variety in our library. I want to honor who we are as readers, but it’s also part of my job to gently nudge you to stretch yourselves. I’d like to try a modified version of Donalyn Miller’s 40-Book Challenge with our Hampden Meadows readers. I challenge students and adults to try our GENRE CHALLENGE for the next 5 weeks leading up to READING WEEK (April 8-12).
  • Can you challenge yourself to read at least 5 books?
  • Can you make a commitment to try genres you don’t typically check out?
I will have Genre Suggestion Sheets posted for everyone to provide suggestions for others. Anyone who takes up the challenge by reading at least 5 different genres and returning their GENRE CHALLENGE sheet by April 8th will be eligible to win some fun Reading Week prizes!
Reading Week Book Trailers Wanted!
The Library Council is looking for some incredible student-created book trailers to be shared the week of Reading Week through the Book Bites post and on the front foyer monitor. Is there a book you've loved and want to create a book trailer for? Now is your chance! Here is a link featuring ways you could create your book trailer. Have a parent email your final draft to

Do you like to check out cookbooks? Do you enjoy watching the Food Channel? If so, this may be a series for you. So far there are three delicious titles to devour!

All Four Stars (All Four Stars #1), (2014)
by Tara Dairman

Goodreads summary link

The Big Game, (2018)
by Tim Green

Goodreads summary link

This video is about 10 years old but it's a good introduction to Tim Green 
and why he writes for young readers.

Lion Down (Fun Jungle #5), (2019)
by Stuart Gibbs

Goodreads summary link

Here is a trailer for the first book in the Fun Jungle series

This is a 3 book hybrid series. The last book recently came out. I am showing that cover below as well. 

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (Frazzled #1), (2016)
by Booki Vivat

Goodreads summary link

Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties (Frazzled #3), (2019)
by Booki Vivat

Adventures to School: Real-Life Journeys of Students from Around the World, (2018)
words by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul & pictures by Isabel Munoz

Goodreads summary link

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