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It's time for winter vacation reading!

In the spirit of being inclusive, we're celebrating both the eight nights of reading and the twelve days of reading.



Throughout the nights and days of reading we'll be featuring commercials created by PES readers. 

Who will you find here? Stop back each night to see which PES readers are featured!

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Y0xK2yqEs)

Today is the 4th day of Winter Break Reading

Announcing: The PES 12 Days of Reading Challenge

The Challenge

See more links below.

This site is a place for you to get ideas about what you might want to read and to share your ideas with other readers at PES about what you read and liked. You can use the tabs at the top of the page to look for book reviews, book trailers (like the ones  for new movies), or book talks. You can even send me your own reviews, trailers, talks, or pictures to kgordon@region15.org to share with everyone.  


Happy reading and visit often!








Have you ever wondered how much of a difference reading can make?


Here's a brief video clip on how to find or make time to read.

Reading for 20 or more minutes a day can have a big impact, but where can you find those minutes in days that are often full of practices, games, music rehearsals, homework, and chores? Wild readers (people who love reading and do it just because they want to) often carry a book with them wherever they go. They use the edge time--those minutes waiting for an appointment, or on the ride to a lesson, or sitting waiting during a sibling's practice. All those minutes add up. It's ok to read 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there. As much as I like to curl up and get lost in a book, sometimes all I can manage are those stolen moments around the edge of my other responsibilities. Help your children to find their own edge moments for reading.



Where has reading taken YOU 
this year?

Visit Sir Reads-a-lot at the Southbury Public Library to bring home more books you can get lost in.



Which books have you been in lately?

 For 8 nights we featured tips, tools, and suggestions to help you get ready for vacation reading, including lists of book recommendations for gifting.
  1. Put books on your gift list
Lists of best picture books from The Guardian, from Goodreads, and The New York Times. 

     2.   Make a Reading Plan: Topics You've Wondering About 
(Thank you girls.)

     3.   Pack books for your ears: You can find audiobooks at these sources and more.

In addition to the audiobooks available at the Southbury Public Library, you can also purchase audiobooks from the following resources:
Audiobooks.com        
Audible.com       
(Thank you Reilly and Nhuja.)

     4. Packing books for your trip: places to access ebooks



7. Making time to read: finding edge time

     8. Use Reading to Make a Connection: Parents favorite books as a child

Beginning on December 24th, we're featuring tips, tools, and suggestions for making reading part of your vacation. 
Check back throughout the next few days to see and hear the latest. 

On the first day of vacation,

I know what to do...

Curl up to read a good book!

On the second day of vacation,
I know what to do...
and curl up to read a good book!

On the third day of vacation,
I know what to do...
make a reading wishlist,
and curl up to read a good book!

On the fourth day of vacation,
I know what to do...
share with a friend,
pack my book,
make a reading wishlist,
and curl up to read a good book!

On the fifth day of vacation,
I know what to do...
share with a friend,
pack my book,
make a reading wishlist,
and curl up to read a good book!

Consider sharing pictures of your vacation readers and feedback about which books you're enjoying together. Use the padlet


            
 
           Send a picture of your book tree...
What (else) I've been reading:
Pie
Sun and Spoon
One for the Murphys

The Year of Billy Miller
Manhunt

Better to Wish
(and the sequel)
Thank you for the recommendation 3rd grade!


and MORE...
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