Vacation Reading Program
Ana Isabel Quesada Baudrit Eva L贸pez Anuarbe
We are proud to present our Vacation Reading Program. We hope that with the help of this program families can spend plenty of enjoyable time reading, which includes reading independently or reading to one another. We believe that during vacation it is important to allow for plenty of time for your child to play, relax and be with friends and family. This is why the main goal of this program is to give children the opportunity to enjoy reading, and instill a life long love for books and the written word. This is also an opportunity to do what research suggests as the most effective strategy to help children retain the skills they worked so hard developing all year long. If your child wants to participate, just have your child keep track of the books she/he has read during vacation using the reading log on the last page of the booklet. When vacation is over, your child can turn in the reading log to the library to earn a special certificate. In this booklet, you will find a variety of information regarding the use of the library, from statistics to online access. You will also find a list of the benefits that reading brings, famous authors, recommended books and resources online. Enjoy the vacation, and enjoy reading! Michael Holman Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
eep on Reading Program Presentation
Reading is very important for our Lincoln School community. The elementary library circulation statistics -that we are pleased to share with you here 窶田onfirmed it. The elementary library has registered 17,776 bibliographic and audiovisual resources in its data base. These resources are available for a population of 1019 costumers also registered in the same data base. Graphic No.1 shows the following: 59% of our customers are 598 students from 1st to 5th grade, 16% are elementary teachers and administrators and the 25% left is an increasing group of 254 parents that have been requesting services from the library. The library data base registered a total of 30,369 loans during the current 2009-2010 school year. Graphic No.2 indicates that 53% of the total of resources was checked out by elementary students, 28% by teachers and administrators and 19% by parents. We invite you and your kids to Keep on Reading and join the Elementary Library Vacation Reading Program that we offer to you here, My best wishes, Ana Isabel Quesada Baudrit Elementary Librarian Lincoln School (506) 2247 6654 email@example.com
ELEMENTARY LIBRARY CUSTOMERS Parents 25% Students 59%
Teachers/ Administra tors 16% Graphic Nﾂｰ 1
ELEMENTARY LIBRARY YEARLY LOANS Teachers/ Administr ators 28%
Parents 19% Students 53%
Graphic Nﾂｰ 2
W h er e c a n I c h ec k w h ic h books the library has? Our libraries collection database name is: And to access it you can go to:
And if I want to do some Research?
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Ten Good Reasons to Read by Ms. Nancy Carr.
1. You have entertainment no matter where you are. 2. It is truly a skill for life. 3. It builds vocabulary and language skills. 4.You can travel around the world without ever leaving home. 5. A good story can make you laugh, cry, think about the world around you, help you to change and form opinions, and let you dream.
6. Developing good reading skills helps students do better in all subjects.
7. It is good way to start a conversation with your children about friendships, relationships, or any other subject.
8. Itâ€™s better than the television. You can stop and start whenever you want and there are no commercials.
9. It stimulates the imagination and creativity. 10. There is a wonderful variety to choose from and our school library will lend them to you during the vacation.
Top 10 Books
Chosen by Preschoolers One Fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss. 2. Green Eggs and Ham by 1.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. 4. Silly Sally by Audrey Wood. 5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin. 6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by
Chosen by Lower Graders (1-3) The Cat in the Hat and other titles by Dr. Seuss. 2. Captain Underpants books by 1.
Bill Martin, Jr. 7. No David by David Shannon.
Go away, big green monster! by Ed Emberley. 9. Are You My Mother? by Philip
Biscuit books by Alyssa S.
Strega Nona and other titles by
Tomie De Paola.
The Giving Tree and other titles by
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other titles by Laura J. Numeroff. 6. The Berenstein Bears books by Stan 5.
Chosen by Higher Graders (4-5)
The BFG by Roald Dahl. 2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. 3. Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling. 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by 1.
Sideway Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. 6. The Bad Beginning by Lemony 5.
Room One: a Mystery or Two by
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost by Cornelia Funke. 9. Rotten School series by R.L. Stine. 10. Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim 8.
Skippyjon Jones books by Judith B.
From the Black Lagoon series by
Mike Thaler. 9.
Junie B. Jones books by Barbara
Fudge-a-mania and other titles by
Recommended Authors Recommended Book Authors (1-3) Asch, Frank. Allard, Harry. Barton, Byron. Berenstain, Stan. Brett, Jan. Brown, Marc Tolon. Bynum, Janie. Carle, Eric. Carlson, Nancy L. Cleary, Beverly. De Paola, Tomie. Eastman, Philip D. Ehlert, Lois. Falconer, Ian. Fleming, Denise. Florian, Douglas. Fox, Mem. Gliori, Debi. Hallinan, P. K. Henkes, Kevin Hoff, Syd.. Hutchins, Pat. Jonas, Ann. Kasza, Keiko. Keats, Ezra Jack. Keller, Holly. Kellogg, Steven.
Lionni, Leo. Lobel, Arnold. London, Jonathan. Mayer, Mercer. McCloskey, Robert. McNaughton, Colin. McPhail, David. Most, Bernard. Munsch, Robert N. Numeroff, Laura Joffe. Parish, Peggy. Peet, Bill. Pilkey, Dav. Polacco, Patricia. Ross, Tony. Rylant, Cynthia. Seuss, Dr. Silverstein, Shel. Steig, William. Thaler, Mike. Van Allsburg, Chris. Viorst, Judith Waber, Bernard. Wood, Audrey. Yolen, Jane Zion, Gene. Zolotow, Charlotte.
Suggested Reading for 4th and 5th Graders
Alice Series Amber Brown Series Anne of Green Gables Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret A to Z Mysteries Series BFG, The Black Beauty Bridge to Terabithia Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chocolate Fever City of Ember, The Dear Mr. Henshaw
Phyllis Reynolds Paula Danziger L. M. Montgomery
Kid in the Red Jacket, The Kid Who Ran for President, Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
Barbara Park Dan Gutman C.S. Lewis
Skull of Truth, The
Ron Roy Roald Dahl Anna Sewell Katherine Paterson
Jerry Spinelli Roald Dahl René Goscinny Lois Lowry
Robert Kimmel Smith Jeanne DuPrau Beverly Cleary
Maniac Magee Matilda Nicholas Number the Stars Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series Pinballs, The Pippi Longstocking Ranger’s Apprentice Series
Eat Your Poison, Dear
Series of Unfortunate Events
Ghost of Grania O´Malley, Good Dog, The Great Brain Adventure Harry Potter (books) Harriet the Spy Hatchet Help I’m Trapped in a… Hoot Homer Price How to Eat Fried Worms
Michael Morpurgo Avi John D. Fitzgerald J.K. Rowling Louise Fitzhugh Gary Paulsen Todd Strasser Carl Hiaasen Robert McCloskey Thomas Rockwell
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Sports Series for Kids Stuart Little Summer of the Swans Super Fudge Tale of Desperaux, The Thief Lord, The Time Warp Trio Series Trumpet of the Swan Tuck Everlasting Whipping Boy, The
Wrinkle in Time
Joey Pigza Loses Control
Zack Files Series
Rick Riordan B. Byars Astrid Lindgren John Flanagan Andrew Clements Frances Hodgson Burnett Lemony Snicket Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Louis Sachar Matt Christopher E.B. White Betsy Byars Judy Blume Kate DiCamillo Cornelia Funke Jon Scieszka E.B. White Natalie Babbitt Sid Fleischman Madeleine L’Engle Dan Greenburg
Interesting Links http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/authors.html
The Internet has become a great source of information about a great many children's writers and illustrators. The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
http://www.greatschools.org/students/books/booksfor-kids-grades-k-5.gs?content=456 Our book lists for kids, grades K-5. Browse by grade level to find great books for your child recommended by our panel of children's book experts
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants /notalists/ncb/index.cfm Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, and outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways
Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are our specialties. And for even more reading fun we have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests!
http://library.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries/kid s/librarieskidskidscorner.aspx?lnslinkid=1112 Arlington Public Library. Kids’ Corner: Booklists & More, Fun Sites, Learning to Read and… Cuentos y Más is a one-of-a-kind bilingual program starring library storyteller Mariela Aguilar.
Just print, cut and paste them on a card board and youâ€™re done!
Reading Records These are the books that I read during vacation. I chose the titles according to my interest and reading level.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Parentâ€™s Signature: Studentâ€™s Signature: Please fill out as many forms as you need and return them to the library the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. The participants will receive a special certificate.