Jockey Hollow Reads

Welcome! Our goal is to nurture a love of reading and create lifelong readers. Please check back regularly for reading tips, helpful articles, and book suggestions.

Happy Reading!

Lili Michols and Jen McPadden Jockey Hollow Reading Specialists

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." -Margaret Fuller

December's Book Club Selection

The holidays are a great time to indulge in some chocolate or are they? Get woke - read The Bitter Side of Sweet and join us in Room 235b on Thursday, December 19th, to discuss this eye-opening book.

January's Book Club Selection

"Books are uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King

Monroe Public Schools - Word of the Week Program 2018-2019

Word of the Week

Monroe Public Schools' Word of the Week aims to unite school and community through vocabulary enrichment. Each week a new word is released through the schools and community. This year's focus is on words that promote kindness.

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." -George R.R. Martin

Click the image above to check out the Nutmeg Book Award winners!

Nutmeg Book Nominees

Each year the Nutmeg Committee selects 10 books that are well-written, with strong characterization, vivid setting, striking language, well-constructed plot, and a plausible conclusion. Feel free to browse the list of 2019 winners and 2020 nominees! Which book do you think will win?

Feature Article: "17 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Interested in Reading"

Personally, we love tip # 4: Order a subscription to a magazine that s/he would be interested in and put it in his/her name. Kids love getting mail!

Some magazines that might work:

Kid Picks:

"I rate this book a 5/5 because the story's plot held my interest. It really moved at a fast pace, always keeping me on the edge of my seat. If you're looking for an award winning book, this is the book for you."

-Matthew D., Jockey Hollow Grade 7

"I rate this book a 5/5 because I love the author's type of writing. It makes you feel like you were there and you could imagine everything going on!"

-Cameron B., Jockey Hollow Grade 7

"I rate this book a 5/5 because it was extremely action packed and suspenseful. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. It is historical fiction."

-Hannah F., Jockey Hollow Grade 7

"I rate this book a 4/5 because the book was very good and kept me wanting to read it. It has a lot of suspense and action. It is a dystopian genre."

-Anthony G.,

STEM Grade 7