Pine Hill Library News

January 2016

2015 Pine Hill Hummingbird Picture Book Award Winner

We have a winner! The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is the winner of the second annual Pine Hill Hummingbird Picture Book Award! Students decided this book was worthy of an award for several reasons. They enjoyed the way the crayons were brought to life, personified, with both words and illustrations. The humor peppered throughout the book was another deciding factor. Finally, students felt it was a book they would read again and again because there was so much to see in the wonderful illustrations. We spent some time in library class on activities celebrating this wonderful book!

What's Happening in the Library Makerspace?

The Pine Hill Library Makerspace is a hot spot for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at our school! Each week students can elect to spend one recess in the Makerspace. They have a variety of materials and activities to choose from. Some of the most popular are sewing, up-cycling crafts and programming/coding. Please take a look at the Pine Hill Makers Libguides page to see more about what we have and about Makerspaces in general.
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New 2016 Book Awards Announced

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has announced the 2016 award winners! Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall is the 2016 Caldecott Award winner. Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson is the 2016 Newbery Medal winner and a 2016 Caldecott Honor book. The complete list of 2016 Award Winners can be found on the American Library Association's website.
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