Recommendation for Grades 6,7& 8
Author: Eric Greitens Navy Seal
Summary: In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teens, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask readers to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Eric's evolution from average kid to humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most elite military outfit in the world. Along the way, they'll be asked to consider the power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and compassion so that they grow to be tomorrow's heroes.
Mrs Connell says: "I picked this because it felt appropriate because this weekend is Memorial Day weekend"
Recommendation for Grades 3,4& 5
Authors: Jon Sciezka & Lane Smith
Summary: Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.
Recommendation for Grades K,1& 2
Author: Alan Katz
Illustrator: David Catrow
Summary: Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire, Alan Katz, has turned favorite songs on their ears and created new nonsense songs kids will love. With zany, spirited pictures by illustrator and cartoonist, David Catrow, this kooky collection guarantees laughs and plenty of silly dillyness for kids everywhere!
Mrs Connell says: "This is a very silly book the kids love and the illustrations are really cool!"
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