NWC Library Newsletter
Welcome Back NWC Teachers, Students, and Families!
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WHAT'S NEW IN THE LIBRARY?
All of the chapter books have been genrefied into the following categories: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Mythology, Novels in Verse, Realistic Fiction, Scary, Science Fiction, and Sports.
Last year, I submitted a survey to students and asked them what changes they would make to the library. The two recommendations I received was to make the library more colorful, and to make it easier to find books to read. This summer I decided to color-code the shelves by genre and I think they make the library a more colorful and welcoming place! Great suggestions students!
NWC Cardinals Love to Read!
RESOURCE OF THE MONTH- SORA: YOUR PLACE FOR FREE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS!
Sora is a free app that allows NWC students to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from NISD's online library. All students need to do is log in with their student number and books are just a click away. For those familiar with the Overdrive app, Sora uses the same platform, but it is specially geared toward elementary students.
Ms. Tharp's Recommendations of the Month
Picture Book- Realistic Fiction
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi is about a young girl named Unhei who moves to the United States from Korea. On her first day of school, the kids on the bus make fun of her name so when she is asked her name in class, she says that she has not decided yet. Her classmates come up with the idea to write names down and put them in a jar for her to choose. Ultimately, she decides her Korean name is best. This is a great story to read to help remind students that what makes them unique, is what makes them special. Recommended age- 2nd through 5th grade.
Picture Book- Humor
Pig makes another memorable appearance in this series by Aaron Blabey. Pig and Trevor are two dogs who live together but couldn't be more different from one another. Pig is spoiled and cheats at every game he plays. The hilarious illustrations add much enjoyment to the story. Will Pig learn his lesson and learn to play by the rules? Read Pig the Winner to find out. Recommended age- Pre-K- 3rd grade.
Picture Book- Informational
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World tells the true story of newlyweds Earle and Josephine Dickson and their accidental discovery of the band-aid. Earle noticed that his accident-prone wife was constantly injuring herself. The bulky bandages that were available at the time made it difficult for her to keep up with her normal activities while wearing them. One day her husband (who was a cotton buyer at Johnson & Johnson) fashioned the first "band-aid out of cotton and adhesive tape. After sharing the idea with Johnson & Johnson in 1920, the first band-aid was born! Recommended ages- 2nd through 5th grade.