August 22, 2016
Another school year has begun! Hard to believe that the summer has flown by again. When school lets out for summer vacation it appears that there are lots and lots of days ahead, but before you know it everyone is heading back to school.
I am looking forward to another year of working with students and welcoming them to the Library. This will be my 3rd year at New Holland Elementary, and each one has been great! One of the best part of my job is helping students find books they enjoy reading. We have gotten some new books in over the summer, and I look forward to introducing them to the students. I also enjoy teaching students research skills, how to access a variety of print and online sources, and how to use technology.
Students come to the Library once a cycle for instruction and book selection. But, they are always welcome to stop in to look for books during homeroom, or anytime their teacher sends them. I hope everyone will enjoy Library Special and discovering new things to read this year!
Here are some books that are great for back-to-school reading:
Young readers will identify with Biscuit as he goes to school for the first time. In the book Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Capucilli, Biscuit follows the bus to school where he meets his teacher and and his classmates and discovers school is fun.
In Show & Tell Bunnies by Kathryn Lasky, Clyde is nervous about what he should bring to school for show and tell, but ends up sharing a wonderful surprise with his class.
Miss BrooksLoves Books and I don’t by Barbara Buttner tells the story of a first grader who refuses to read and can’t find anything she likes in the library. The Librarian, Miss Brooks, tries everything she can to turn the student into a reader.
Many students enjoy the My Weird School Series. A great one for the beginning of the year is Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman. The new teacher at school, Miss Daisy, has some teaching methods that surprise and baffle her students. With titles like Coach Hyatt is a Riot and Dr. Brad has Gone Mad, students love this humorous series.
Older students will enjoy About Average by Andrew Clements. Jordan, a 6th grader, is upset because she feels that she is just average. She worries that she isn’t a star at sports, and gets average grades in the classroom. But when disaster strikes her town, she realizes that she has some special skills and is definitely above average.
Look for these and many more titles in the Library! Here’s to another great year of reading at New Holland Elementary!