Summer Reading

What to read this summer ?

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1. Watch  2018  Nutmeg  Book trailers playlist :

All about 2018 Teen Nutmeg Nominees

2.  Read the book that the entire town is reading : One Book One Town 
The story of a four-legged superhero named Roselle, who led her owner out of the ruins of the World Trade Center. Hingson's remarkable relationship with guide dogs began long before the events of 9/11. Growing up blind, the author came to rely on their dedication, loyalty and courage at a very young age. The chilling account of how the two worked in tandem to safely descend 78 floors and 1,463 steps, while simultaneously helping others remain calm, is truly awe-inspiring. A tragic, inspirational and enlightening memoir.

More suggestions for summer reading titles 

. Download an Ebook from Overdrive 

 E -Reading  - Download an Ebook or Audio book from Overdrive

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For MORE  Overdrive Books : click here to Download books from WH Public Library : - will need a Public Library card 

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2016, 30 titles were given away over 15 weeks.

Finding Books to Read:

Visit for thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.

What to do this Summer :
 The West Hartford Public Schools value that summer reading is an essential ingredient to student success. Although you are only required to read and report one book of your choice , we expect that you will read MANY books!
  1. For every book you read this summer Click on the link below to complete a brief form.  The assignment is due 9/1.

  1. The more books you read,
     the more chances you have to win the WH Library GRAND prizes  - four $100 VISA Gift Card.

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Steps to Post to FLIPGRID 

1. Click on this link 

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2. Click on the  +
3. Have your camera and microphone open  -  use your any device 
4. Record  your book talk 
5. Listen to it - if you don't like it  you can record again
6. Snap a PHOTO of you holding the book 

Ideas for your  book talk:
  • Open strong!  Ask a question.  Read an intriguing/exciting quote.
  • Hook your reader.  What element of the story would appeal to them?
  • Share a few details.  Do not give the whole story away.
  • Suggest other great reads!  Ask a rhetorical question. Share a cliffhanger. Connect your book to others (ex: If you liked _____, you’ll love this!