Seely Place Elementary School Library


Librarian, Dr. Patrisha Bronzell

Library Aide, Mr. Gregory Tkachuk

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater was founded by legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger. In 1966, as the Hudson River was overfilled with waste, Seeger made a declaration. He announced plans to "build a boat to save the river." Three years later, the sloop Clearwater a 106-foot long vessel launched his vision. Since then the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been a force in environmental education for students.


During the 2017-18 school year, students from all grades will participate and engage in activities in conjunction with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater initiative. If you would like to know more about the program you can follow this link.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater





2018 Winners and Honors

Newbery Medal: Hello Universe ; written by Erin Entrada Kelly

Newbery Honor: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James

Caldecott Medal: Wolf in the Snow ; written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Caldecott Honors: Big Cat, Little Cat ; written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James, A Different Pond ; written by Bao Phi ; illustrations by Thi Bui, Grand Canyon ; written and illustrated by Jason Chin

Click here for a full list of recipients

The Best of 2017 in Children's Literature

Click picture above to see a countdown of our picks for the top twenty illustrated books of 2017.

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