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 The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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Wednesday, March 13 

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KWAME on Reading

NatGEO Map Making & Printing!!!!
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BOOK reviews to help you find books!
And the winner is... 
Links to Award winning books:  
Newbery All Years, about Newbery Award, Caldecott All Years, about Caldecott Award,
Seuss Geisel All Years, about Seuss Geisel Award, Coretta Scott King All Years, and about Coretta Scott King.
Links lead to the American Library Association website.

Fiction is great, but are you looking for FACTS????

 World Book Kids
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 The Westwood Public School district funds access to World Book Encyclopedia. Stop by the library for our password code breaker. Username: _psli_raries                      Password: _ _ atho_e
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commission provides the Deerfield Community access to the Kids InfoBits database and Britannica Encyclopedia. BiographyUS HistoryScience, and World History in Context.
Have your Minuteman Library Card* available to access these electronic book options:  

Westwood Public Library Databases
  ScienceFlix (Science Books & Videos)
  TrueFlix (Social Studies Books & Videos)
 Tumble Books (Mostly fiction, some nonfiction)
 Digital Library (Chapter Books)
Westwood Public Library Catalog Brightly Storytime - Full List
Brightly - Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Illustrated by Rafael Lopez -  Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
 Mystery Science Polar BearVocab FlashCards

https://www.getepic.com/app/search  phy0505

Tumble Books image links to ebooksPebble Go image links to nonfiction ebooks


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 Recommended Reads Shared with classes by the Westwood Public Librarians 

While we hope each student enjoys many books this summer, every 4th & 5th grader needs to return to school in September prepared to speak in detail about one of the books they read over the summer. 

Please review the provided MCBA options and the public library book lists to find a book that would best match your reading interest.  While each 4th & 5th grade student is asked to read one book from the list, please feel free to enjoy as many of them as you like.

If you are looking for additional titles, consider a book from previous lists:

Recommended Titles by James Patterson @ ReadKiddoRead
 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award - Salem State University
Master List 2018

-Angelberger, T. (2016). Inspector Flytrap. (Amulet Books)
-Baptiste, T. (2015). The Jumbies. (Algonquin Young Readers)
-Bradley, K. B. (2015). The War that Saved My Life. 
   (Puffin Books)
-Camper, C. (2014). Lowriders in Space. (Chronicle Books)
-Draper, S. (2015). Stella by Starlight. (Atheneum/Caitlyn 
    Dlouhy Books)
-Gibbs, S. (2014). Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha 
   Novel. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
-Hilton, M. (2015). Full Cicada Moon. (Puffin Books)
-Hunt, L. M. (2015). Fish in a Tree. (Puffin Books)
-Jamieson, V. (2015). Roller Girl. (Dial Books)
-Jennings, K. (2014). Maps & Geography. (Little Simon)
-Levy, D. A. (2014). Misadventures of the Family 
  Fletcher. (Yearling Books)
-MacLachan, P. (2013). The Truth of Me: About a Boy,      His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog. (Harper Collins)
-Milford, K. (2014). Greenglass House. (HMH Books for 
   Young Readers)
-Nye, N. S. (2014). The Turtle of Oman. (Greenwillow Books)
-Oppel, K. (2015). Nest. (Simon & Schuster Young Readers)
-Pearsall, S. (2015). The Seventh Most Important Thing.
   (Yearling Books)
-Perkins, L. R. (2014). Nuts to You. (Harper Collins)
-Sands, K. (2015). The Blackthorn Key. (Aladdin)
-Shurtliff, L. (2015). Jack: The True Story of Jack and 
   the Beanstalk. (Yearling Books)
-Spinelli, E. (2014). Another Day as Emily. (Random House 
    Children's Books)
-Stroud, J. (2013). Screaming Staircase. (Disney-Hyperion)
-Wicks, M. (2016). Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean. (First     Second Books)
-Woods, B. (2014). The Blossoming Universe of Violet 
   Diamond. (Puffin Books)
-Woodson, J. (2014). Brown Girl Dreaming. (Puffin Books)

Looking for more suggestions? Below you'll find links to previous year's MCBA titles. While mostly chapter books, some would make great family read-alouds or titles to listen to through an audio format. See me, Mrs. Krass, to find out how to download books from Axis360 or Overdrive  
and enjoy access to a wider variety of audio for listening and electronic books.

2016-2017 MCBA List 

  • Avi. (2012). Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution. (Beach Lane Books) 
  • Bell, C. (2014). El Deafo. (Harry N. Abrams) 
  • Barnhill, K. (2014). The Witch’s Boy. (Algonquin Young Readers) 
  • Blakemore, M. F. (2013). The Water Castle. (Walker) 
  • Bowen, F. (2015). Out of Bounds. (Peachtree) 
  • Butler, D. H. (2012). The Buddy Files: The Case of the School Ghost. (Albert Whitman & Company) 
  • Chambliss Bertman, J. (2015). Book Scavenger. (Holt) 
  • Ellis, D. (2011). No Ordinary Day. (Groundwood Books)
  •  Farber, E.S. (2013). Fish Finelli Book 1: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles. (Chronicle) 
  • Gibbs, S. (2014). Poached. (Simon & Schuster) 
  • Graff, L. (2014). Absolutely Almost. (Philomel) 
  • Herrick, A. (2013). The Time Fetch. (Algonquin Young Readers) Holm, J. L. (2014). The Fourteenth Goldfish. (Random House) 
  • Holub, J. (2012). Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training). (Aladdin). 
  • Jones, K. (2015). Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. (Knopf) 
  • Kurtz. C. (2013). The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage. (Harcourt) 
  • Lendle, I. (2015). The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet. (First Second) 
  • Lerangis, P. (2013). Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises. (Harper Collins) 
  • Littlewood, K. (2012). Bliss. (Katherine Tegen Books) 
  • Lloyd, N. (2014). A Snicker of Magic. (Scholastic) 
  • Martin, L, & Martin, V. (2013). Anton and Cecil, Book 1: Cats at Sea. (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Schanen, A. B. (2014). Quinny and Hopper. (Disney-Hyperion) 
  • Tarshis, L. (2015). I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871. (Scholastic) 
  • Watson, J. (2014). Loot: How to Steal a Fortune. (Scholastic) 
  • Wright, T. (2013). Mystery on Pine Lake: Cooper and Packrat. (Islandport Press)

2015-2016 MCBA List
  • Applegate, K. (2012). The One and Only Ivan. (HarperCollins) 
  • Bowen, F. (2012). Go for the Goal! (Peachtree) 
  • Cervantes, A. (2013). Gaby, Lost and Found. (Scholastic) 
  • Chainani, S. (2013). The School for Good and Evil. (HarperCollins) 
  • Colfer, C. (2012). The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. (Little, Brown, and Company) 
  • DiCamillo, K. (2013). Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. (Candlewick) 
  • Foxlee, K. (2014). Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy. (Knopf) 
  • Gaiman, N. (2013). Fortunately, the Milk. (HarperCollins) Grabenstein, C. (2013).
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. (Random House) 
  • Graff, L. (2013). A Tangle of Knots. (Philomel Books) 
  • Harley, B. (2013). Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year. (Peachtree) 
  • Horvath, P. (2012). Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire! (Random House) 
  • Kimmel, E. C. (2012). Legend of the Ghost Dog. (Scholastic) 
  • Krulik, N. (2012). Jack Gets a Clue: The Case of the Loose-Toothed Shark. (Scholastic) 
  • Lee, J. (2013). Elvis and the Underdogs. (HarperCollins) 
  • Mack, W. C. (2013). Athlete vs. Mathlete. (Bloomsbury)
  • MacLachlan, P. (2014). Fly Away. (Margaret K. McElderry Books) 
  • Marino, N. (2013). Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace. (Roaring Brook Press) 
  • Mills, C. (2013). Kelsey Green, Reading Queen. (Farrar Straus Giroux) 
  • Ritter, M. (2015). The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A laboratory dog’s search for love. (Bradley Street Press) 
  • Shurtliff, L. (2013). Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. (Knopf) 
  • Sloan, H. G. (2013). Counting by 7s. (Dial Books for Young Readers) 
  • Sutherland, T. T. (2012). Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy. (Scholastic) 
  • Tarshis, L. (2012). I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001. (Scholastic) 
  • Watts, J. (2012). Kizzy Ann Stamps. (Candlewick)