Meet Mrs. Debraski

Hello and welcome to the library! I'm Mrs. Debraski, librarian at Stony Brook School since February 2015.
  In my library career I've worked with youth ages birth through high school. I was previously a librarian in the Somerset County Library System for over 10 years, as well as having been a librarian in Indiana and Massachusetts. I am passionate about libraries and the role they play in children's lives, and have been actively engaged in library advocacy and education at a national level.
 I'm an avid reader who loves sharing and recommending books.  You can read my own book reviews at
  fourteenbears.wordpress.com. I love it when students ask me, "Mrs. Debraski, can you find a good book for me?" Yes, I can!
 I'm excited to be working with the students at Stony Brook School in the many areas of the media center. Students today connect to books and reading, but they also learn how to navigate the vast world of digital information that is now available to us. Learning these 21st century skills is critical to future academic success. 

Kids ask me all the time, "What's your favorite book?" I have so many I couldn't possibly list them all. However, here are
some of the books I loved reading when I was in 4th and 5th grade:

Family Sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Anastasia Krupnick by Lois Lowry
Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Henry Reed, Inc by Keith Robertson
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

And here are contemporary children's books I really like:
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradly
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The Exiles by Hilary McKay
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Brixton Brothers by Mac Barnett
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

....and I could go on and on! 
Thanks for visiting the library page.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Debraski

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