What a great year it’s going to be! Over the summer, some big changes and updates were made in the library! Book placement was changed and the chapter book section was genrefied – what does THAT mean?! Take a peek at the St Sebs Library tour video:
is soon to be 4th grader Rowan Watkins!
Rowan is reading the 1953 Newbery Medal–winning book Secret of the Andes – what could be better than that?! Thank you for your submission and for a glimpse into your amazing trip to Machu Picchu!
Soon to be K5 student, Charles Wall, has been practicing his reading skills this summer and can now read ALL of his shark book!! Way to go Charles! Keep up the great reading!
Megan Sveda is great at multi-tasking… catching a Brewers game AND reading an entire book! She finished reading it by the 8th inning, just in time to perhaps see the end of the game 🙂 Your dedication and love of reading is inspiring Megan!
Thank you Mrs. Sawyer for your photo submission! It must be a good book because it’s been on the New York Time’s best sellers list for 44 weeks now! Wow!
Oliver and Sam Rebholz are reading book 2 from the “Wings of Fire” series and finding Waldo in “Where’s Waldo” ~ an oldie but a goodie book series! They are reading in an old train caboose tiny house we rented on our trip “up north”. Summer reading is all about fun! Find a book about something you love, grab a flashlight, and enjoy! ❤️Mrs Rebholz (Oliver and Sam’s mom)
Attention Middle School Students (all to be 6th-8th graders!) Below is the list of 20 books for the 2019-2020 Battle of the Books competition. Have fun reading some of them this summer!
WEMTA Battle of the Books Middle Division 2019-2020
Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Blended by Sharon M. Draper
The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Bystander by James Preller
Elephant Run by Roland Smith
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Newbery Honor)
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (Young Readers’ Edition)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Left Out by Tim Green
March. Book One by John Lewis (Coretta Scott King Author Honor)
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer (Newbery Honor)
Refugee by Alan Gratz (Golden Archer Nominee – Middle)
Restart by Gordon Korman (Golden Archer Nominee – Intermediate)
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm (Golden Archer Nominee – Middle)
St. Sebastian students I challenge YOU to send me a photo this summer of you READING! On the beach (careful for the waves!) – on a swing – in your backyard – around a campfire (careful for the flames!) – in your favorite sunny spot… WHEREVER! Let me know what you are reading and why you are enjoying it too – maybe it will help someone else find a great book to pick-up this summer!
And remember, summer reading is all about reading for ENJOYMENT! Find a book of jokes for a long car ride – a scary story for around the campfire – a good mystery to read under the covers! Reading can also happen anywhere from the back of the cereal box at breakfast to reading and making the recipe for your favorite summer food. I can’t wait to see how and what you read this summer!
Send your picture to my school email at: email@example.com. Check this site regularly to see what everyone is reading! Have fun!