Thursday, January 28, 2016

We have e-books and digital audio!

In the last two years we have greatly increased the number of e-books and digital audio books in our school library. We own 132 e-books and 27 digital audio books. All are available for students to check out from home or from school. 

Students can access these materials from any device, at home or at school, they just need their login information which is available through the school library. Students should go to the library catalog, choose the item they want to borrow, and login with their assigned username and password. Please speak to Ms. Moriarty for a username and password if you'd like to check out an item. 

Some titles in these formats are listed below:

Clementine (audio)
Clementine and the Family Meeting (audio)
The Lightning Thief (audio)
The Breadwinner (e-book)
Out of the Dust (e-book)
Great Women of the American Revolution (e-book)
Battles of the Revolutionary War (e-book)
Fish in a Tree (audio)

If you have suggestions for additional purchases, please let Ms. Moriarty know. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Caldecott and Newbury winners!

I had the privilege of being present at the American Library Association's Midwinter conference which was held on Monday in Boston. The day began with the announcement of the 2016 Youth Media Awards!

The Caldecott Medal was announced and the winners are as follows:

Caldecott Medal: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Caldecott Honors:

  • Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Waiting written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
  • Voices of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson
The Newbery Medal was also announced:

Newbery Medal: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Newbery Honors: 
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberty Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
We own many of these titles--stop by and check them out! They are also available through the public library and through our local bookstores.