Events, Family Literacy

Summer Reading Program and New Books to Read this Summer

Summer Reading Activities 2022

Wow, it’s the last week of school!  The HHCS Summer Reading program will be coming home in your child’s report card envelope.  There are 3 main options outlined for your child to choose from, either completing a total of 24 hours of reading over the summer, reading books from around the world, or reading in various locations and documenting it in pictures!  Students who complete the challenge will receive an HHCS seal next June at the Awards Assembly.  Have fun with it! Students may return the summer reading forms to me in the library in September or may give it to their homeroom teacher. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, at l.baillargeon@hh-cs.org.

Here are some book lists to help if your child wants to do the read around the world challenge!

Books Set on Every Continent & A Printable Reading Activity

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Here are some new books for kids that have either been released recently or will be soon, to get your kids excited for reading this summer.

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Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

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The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Bad Guys #15)

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Ali Cross: The Secret Detective (Ali Cross, 3)

Spy School Project X

The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!

Jessi's Secret Language (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #12): A Graphix Book (Adapted edition) (The Baby-Sitters Club...

Mummies in the Morning Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House (R))

Key Player (Front Desk #4)

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess

Learn to Read Box

The Super Cup Face-Off (Geronimo Stilton #81)

Brave Every Day

Have a wonderful summer, everyone!!

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Special Days/Weeks/Months

All Library Books Need to be Returned this Week, and Fathers’ Day is Coming Up!

7 Overdue Library Book Memes to Make you LOL | Alexandria

Students had their last book check out of the school year last week, and all outstanding books need to be returned on your child’s regular library day this week!  Please keep an eye on your email inbox this week in case you might get a batch email from our library system indicating your child has books that still need to come back.  (maybe check your spam folder too!) Thanks everyone!

7 Overdue Library Book Memes to Make you LOL | Alexandria

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Fathers’ Day is coming up in a few days! Why not gift them with a special book with themes of fatherhood to read with their kids?

28 Sweet Picture Books That Celebrate Fatherhood

Daddy Speaks Love

thunder boy diverse books about dad

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https://www.amightygirl.com/

The Storm Whale by Benji Davies

https://childrenslibrarylady.com/

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Genre Spotlight- Mystery Books, and Last Week of Library Checkouts for the Year

Thank you everyone for your support for the Scholastic Book Fair!  The students’ mouths were dropped open as they walked by and saw the displays for the first time!  It was so nice to see all the enthusiasm, especially as we haven’t been able to do an in-person book fair for so long.  This coming week is the last week to check out library books.  Then the students will need to return all outstanding books the following week.  Can you believe there are only 3 weeks left of school?

This week I am highlighting great lists for mystery lovers!  Here is an article that explains why you should consider introducing your child to mystery books!

5 Reasons Parents Should Get Mystery Books for Kids

60 Best Middle-Grade Mysteries to Read

50 Must-Read Mystery Books for Kids

Little Detectives: Mystery Books for 6- to 8-Year-Olds

60+ Mystery Chapter Books for Kids

Mystery Books for Kids with Diverse Characters

Building Belonging- diversity, Events, Scholastic Book Club, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Asian Heritage Month, Scholastic Digi-Flyers, and Scholastic Book Fair is Here!!

End of the year Scholastic digi-flyers are here! Don’t forget that volunteer hours can be earned by purchasing from Scholastic!

When ordering, use Class code- RC391237.  Orders over $40 are FREE delivery to your home!

 

May June Flyer

Scholastic- English Digi-Flyer for June

Scholastic- French Digi-Flyer for June

Scholastic- Camp Read-a-Lot

The in-person Scholastic book fair also starts this week!!  Students will shop during their class’s regular library period of the week.  (Grade 4-5 and 6a are rescheduled to Friday because of the music assembly on Wednesday.) I will also have the book fair open during morning recess on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Students who need to come back to shop a second time or who will be away on their class’s scheduled day may come during recess times.  Parents are also welcome to come after the music assembly on Wednesday until 4:00.

May is Asian Heritage month- enjoy these book selections!

Kids’ Books on the Experiences of Asian American Immigrants

The Many Meanings of Meilan

Scholastic- Asian Heritage Month

Alvin Ho series by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Any Day with You by Mae Respicio

Any Day with You

Kudo Kids Series

Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan

Soul Lanterns by Shaw Kuzki

Soul Lanterns

Authors, Events, Scholastic Book Club

Author Focus on Oliver Jeffers, Scholastic Book Fair and Other Library Reminders

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Oliver Jeffers has written and illustrated many children’s books and is a talented artist.  His books have a wonderful sense of whimsy.  Check out some of his work!

 

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Scholastic book fair is coming NEXT WEEK!  Classes will visit the fair on their regular library visit day so be sure to pack spending money that day.

Last day to take AR tests is coming up on June 9!  Students should plan accordingly to be able to meet their goals by this deadline.

Honours Reader program (optional challenge) is hosted in Google classroom- join code is qru34nw.

Please double check with your children if they have been bringing back their library books on time or if you might have received any late notices from the library that may have gone to your spam folder.

Have a wonderful week!

 

Authors, Events

Who HQ, and Scholastic Book Fair Starts in 2 Weeks!

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Have you and your children checked out the Who HQ series? This huge collection of non-fiction books helps kids to learn the who, what, when, where, and why of the world!  I have recently purchased some more of this series to enrich our collection in the library at school.  There is even a tv version of this book series on Netflix!

Images from whowasbookseries.com

who was the first man on the moon?: neil armstrong

who sparked the montgomery bus boycott?: rosa parks

what is the coronavirus disease covid-19?

what is the civil rights movement?

where were the seven wonders of the ancient world?

The book fair is coming up… I could still use one more volunteer!  Email me at l.baillargeon@hh-cs.org if you’re able to help during the school day. Parents will be welcome to stop in to shop after school after the Arts Assembly on Wednesday June 1.

Events, Social-Emotional, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Volunteers Needed for Scholastic Book Fair, May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It was so great to have so many families come through the library on the Celebration of Learning night last week!  It was so fun to have you all making bookmarks, using the selfie station, checking out extra books, and just reading and relaxing together!  The library is such an important part of our school community- thank you for coming by!

I am excited that we will be able to host an in-person book fair for the students the week of May 30!  I will need a couple of volunteers to help out with sales.  Email me at l.baillargeon@hh-cs.org if you might be able to help!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!  This year at school I started a permanent rotating display of social-emotional books in the library for the students to easily find.  It is so important for us to talk about these issues with our kids and to support them in mental health.  I hope these resources will be helpful.

Random House- Kids Books About Mental Health

What's Up, Maloo?

A Mighty Girl- Books to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Fear

Events, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Earth Day, and Upcoming Celebration of Learning Night

Earth Day was on Friday!  It’s very exciting around school these days as our classes get ready for the Celebration of Learning night on May 5.  Quite a few classes are working on projects that have to do with the environment.  We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been learning this year!  Make sure to stop by the library that night too- I am planning to have some book-related selfie props for you to take some pictures with your family in the library, as well as some DIY bookmark-making materials- lots of fun!

CBC.ca – Canadian Books for Kids to Read for Earth Day

Books for a Better Planet! 16 Earth-Friendly Reads for Kids

Here We Are

Books to Celebrate Earth Day

Picture Books for Earth Day

18 thoughtful children’s books about the environment

Building Belonging- diversity, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Easter Books, New Honours Reader Program

Easter weekend is over, but the reading and the learning doesn’t stop!  Here are some great recommendations to continue to help your child learn more about Jesus’ death and resurrection or just to extend the fun of the holiday a little longer. I especially love these diverse book lists.

23 Multicultural Children’s Books about Easter

Darkest Night/Brightest Day

Darkest Night Brightest Day A Family Devotional for the Easter Season Marty Machowski

 

The Best Easter Picture Books About the Gospel for Lent

The Easter Story Books for Kids

Egg-cellent Book Gifts for Your Little Bunny’s Easter Basket

I'm Growing Great

7 Books That Tell the Big Story of Easter

7 Multicultural Easter Books for Kids

I am launching a new version of the HHCS Honours Reader program!  Some of you might remember this program from a few years ago.  The new program will replace the format of the old one. It will have categories to work on such as classics and modern classics, various genres, and diverse books. Students who complete this challenge before they graduate will receive a special HHCS seal. If you like reading, would like to learn more about the world around you, and would like to earn an HHCS seal for your efforts, then go to Google Classroom and click on the plus+ sign button on the top right to add a class and enter this code  qru34nw. You will see all the categories with further instructions there.