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Monday – Thursday 8:15am - 3:30pm
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In-Library Reading & Discussion
During library time, picture or chapter books are read to the learners, which promotes listening skills.  This leads to a group discussion about the story and characters and inspires questions, imagination, and love of literature.

OCTOBER 2016

Kindergarten
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.
Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. The town was a mess and the pople feared for their lives. Something had to be done, and in a hurry...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1st grade
Roscoe Riley Rules #4: Never Swim in Applesauce by Katherine Applegate
 
The hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate (Newbery Medal–winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan and Crenshaw), Roscoe’s first grade class is going on their first field trip ever to an apple orchard! It’s so much fun picking apples and seeing how applesauce is made. Ms. Diz, his teacher, expects the class to be on their very best behavior. And Roscoe tries—he really does—but somehow he still manages to land in a very sticky situation.
 
 
 
2nd grade
A Mouse Called Wolf by Dan King-Smith

Wolf is such a minuscule mouse that his mother decides to give him a big name.  A slightly chewed piece of sheet music yields "Wolfgang Amadeus Mo," hence W.A. Mouse or Wolf for short.  The family mouse hole is just behind the leg of a grand piano played twice a day by an elderly woman.

Wolf loves the music and, to the delight of Mrs. Honeybee and the bemusement of his mother, he becomes the first singing mouse. His special talent even enables him to summon help when Mrs. Honeybee falls and can't get up.


 
3rd grade & 4th grade
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.
At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.
Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own.
 
 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Kindergarten
Beekle (Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal) by Dan Santat
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1st grade
Beekle (Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal) by Dan Santat
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
 
 
The Magic Finger  by Roald Dahl

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her.

Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can’t control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems…