PI Library Post

November/December Edition

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SPLIT… THAT…LIBRARY!

We need help splitting the 18,000 library books we have to prepare for the new schools. If you can volunteer one hour of your time consistently each week, we want YOU! Volunteers would spend an hour in the library placing sticker labels on books to prepare them to be sent to the new schools when they open. Volunteering will begin on November 9th and will proceed until the end of January. Click here for the sign-up genius link!

HELPFUL PARENT ARTICLES

Authors for Reluctant Readers

Is your child having difficulty finding a book they love? This article shares the top 10 authors recommended to reluctant readers in grades 3-4.

Top Ten Authors Recommended for Young Readers

The Most Dangerous Apps of 2015

Parents, do you children have any of these apps on their phone or device? Be on the lookout for the apps on this list!

Want to know why the movie was rated PG BEFORE you see it?

Check out Common Sense Media for details about ratings of movies, games, and even books! It’s a parent’s best friend!

HAPPENINGS IN THE LIBRARY

Our Students Recommend...

True Star Friends”

Are you interested in books about friendship and dogs? Whenever you start reading A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord you will never want to STOP!

Lily has a blind dog named Lucky. Lily meets Salma Santiago, a migrant worker, in the Blueberry Barrens. They become friends and find they share a love for painting and loss in their lives. As their friendship grows they help each other with their goals. Lily's raising money to pay for Lucky’s surgery. Salma is wanting to feel a part of the community and decides to be the first migrant worker to enter the annual Downeast Blueberry Festival pageant.

My favorite part is when Salma lures Lucky with a sandwich when he was running away from Lily. I like this part because Salma and Lily meet for the first time.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs and friendship stories.


Review by: Isabella Marie Crumley