Category Archives: Book Recommendations

And the Winners Are . . . The 2019 PA Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners, by Nadine Poper, Librarian and Committee Member

I am a school librarian—one of the best jobs on this planet. I am also one of twenty-four librarians on the committee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award. The Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (PAYRCA) is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Dragon Reading, by Laura Marinakos

Hello, everyone! It’s crazy to think that fall is now behind us. Although the temperature has fluctuated greatly over the past few weeks, the bitter cold we are now experiencing is a foreshadowing, I believe, for many snowy days ahead. … Continue reading

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Summer Mentor Read, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Got time for books? Why not put your reading time to work and make a mentor reading list for this summer? I’ve discovered over the last several years of attending the Pocono Retreat that besides a Writing To Do list, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: A Tale of Two Books Named GRIT, by Lori Ann Palma

There’s something about summer reading that feels extra special. Maybe it’s that our brains slow down enough to really absorb the words and all those little details we might not otherwise notice during the busy school year. It makes me … Continue reading

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PA Young Reader’s Choice Award, by Nadine Poper

Whew! Another unit on the Geisel, Caldecott, and Newbery medals comes to a close for me and my urban elementary students. What a fun ride we had. My kiddos applauded loudly for They All Saw a Cat and Du Iz Tak? Whooted and … Continue reading

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