Saturday, April 27, 2019

April 28, 2019

Your last day to place ILL HOLDS is this Friday, May 3.

I am teaming up with Miss Lisa at the Barrington Public Library once again to create an incredible list of summer reading recommendations. I create this list based on "Best Of" lists as well as the titles I've been excited about lately.  Miss Lisa makes sure they have the titles for our readers at the public library. The first two books this week are some summer recommendations. However, you may want to read them now!

A Long Line of Cakes, (2018)
by Deborah Wiles

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Howtoons: Tools of Mass Destruction, (2014)
by Nick Dragotta, Saul Griffith, Joost Bonson and Ingrid Dragotta

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Fourth grader Tanner created a book trailer for a nonfiction title he has really enjoyed. 

Fishing the Bucktail: Mastering Bucktails from Surf and Boat, (2012)
by John Skinner

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Tanner's Book Trailer link

Fourth grader Mira created a book trailer for her favorite fantasy title.

Mira as Roz for Reading Week

The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot #1), (2016)
by Peter Brown

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Mira's Book Trailer link

Fourth grader Paulina created a book trailer for a fantasy title she loves.

The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot #2), (2018)
by Peter Brown

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Paulina's Book Trailer link

Saturday, April 20, 2019

April 21, 2019

2019 HMS Reading Week
Take a peek at our amazing...

I am currently reading this public library book and need to share it with you.

Focused, (2019)
by Alyson Gerber

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A friend told me about this book based on a true family and incredibly special boy. You will be touched and moved to do something to help those in need after reading this book.  Every class should read this together at some point during the school year.

My Name is Blessing, (2013)
words by Eric Walters and pictures by Eugenie Fernandes

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Fourth grader Lily created a book trailer for one of her favorite realistic fiction books.

Lemons, (2017)
by Melissa Savage

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LEMONS Book Trailer by Lily

Fourth grader Penny created a book trailer for one of her favorite fantasy books.

A Wrinkle in Time, (1962)
by Madeleine L'Engle

A WRINKLE IN TIME Book Trailer by Penny

Fourth grader Patrick made a book trailer for his favorite graphic novel series

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan (The Flying Beaver Brothers #1), (2012)
by Maxwell Eaton III

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019

Happy Reading Week!

Get ready for...

Daily Trivia
Genre Challenge Winners Announced
Dress as Your Favorite Character on Friday

HMS Family Book Club Title
It is a tradition to end our school year with the Kids Reading Across RI title. Please join us on 
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:45am to discuss this title. 
The first 12 families to get their permission slip back get a free copy of the book to keep. 
The best part is we will meet and discuss on Friday and then families can go to the State House on Saturday, May 4th to meet the author, have books signed, and play fun games.  It is a great literacy event for the whole family!
Here is the link for details.

Sanity & Tallulah (Sanity & Tallulah #1), (2018)
by Molly Brooks

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Kids everywhere will be excited to get their hands on this book coming out this Tuesday, April 9.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal, (2019)
by Jeff Kinney

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I just finished reading a historical fiction mystery filled with codes and ciphers. I'm guessing students would be equally as engaged in this topic as I am!

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography, (2019)
words by Ella Swartz and pictures by Lily Williams

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Two of our HMS students created book trailers for Reading Week. Enjoy!

Fifth grader Morgane created this book trailer based on a favorite fantasy book she has enjoyed recently. Personally, I think she has really good taste. 

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1), (2017)
by Jessica Townsend

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This book trailer was created by fourth grader Kate who really enjoys this popular series that has been made into a movie and a television series on Netflix. 

A Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1), (1999)
words by Lemony Snicket and pictures by Brett Helquist

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Fourth grader Jensen would like to introduce our readers to a delightful series by RI author 
Kara LaReau. 

The Jolly Regina (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters #1), (2017)
words by Kara LaReau and pictures by Jen Hill

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