Reader Leader News Winter Edition

North Elementary Library 3-5th grade by Ms. Clinton

Mark Twain Nominees

The 2016-2017 Mark Twain Award Nominees have been announced! The final award winner is voted upon by students in grade 4 through 6. The 2014-2015 winners were: Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen and Pinch Hit by Tim Green. The nominees are chosen from work by American authors and the book must have been published two years before being nominated. The idea is to nominate books which will enhance a child's life. My pick for this years winner is Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool.

Missouri Association of School Librarians. Mark Twain Readers Award. Web. 13 Feb. 2016


Book Talk at Lunch

Have you read this years Mark Twain Nominees? Would you like to vote for the Award Winner? Join us at lunch for our book talk. Choose the action packed adventure Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool or enjoy a good laugh reading Dorko The Magnificent by Andrea Beaty. We will meet on Fridays in March and you are challenged to read a 100 pages a week! On our last Friday together we will vote on which Mark Twain we liked the best during our Pizza Party! See you in the library!
Dorko The Magnificent Book Trailer

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Great New Read!!!

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Do you like historical fiction? Do you like action and adventure? Then this book is for you! Ada and her brother Jamie are sent to the country to save them from the London bombings during WWII. Ada can't walk because she has a club foot but by sheer determination she teaches herself to walk. The person with whom they live with didn't want to foster any children although she comes to love Ada and Jamie more than their mother ever did. Read about Ada’s adventures and how she overcomes obstacles.