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Finding A Book

WE ARE NOT A LEVELED LIBRARY. We want you to read something you will enjoy and is just right for you. Here are some tips for selecting a fun book that you will be able to read without relying on thinking about your level.

  1. Figure out what kind of story you in the mood for. What genre do you want? Fiction, non-fiction, mystery, comedy, fantasy, and many more are available.

  2. Ask your friends and teachers for recommendations. Tell them the kind of book you are interested.
  3. Read the summary on the front flap or back of the book. It will give you an idea about the plot and characters.
  4. Read a few pages. See if you understand it. If you don't understand more that 5 words on a FULL page put it back (the "Five Finger Rule"). You'll also get to know the writer's style and can figure out if it's something you might enjoy.

Recommendations

Look for these in the Library!

Striker Assist and other books by Jake Maddox. 
Jax is used to being the best player on his team.  After being MVP for four years in a row he moves up to a traveling league and finds he's no longer a star player.  Jake Maddox has written many different books about boys and girls playing sports.  We have 12 of them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Winner of the Newbery Award and a Caldecott Honor
A boy takes a trip with his grandmother on a bus. At first he doesn't want to take the trip, but the diversity of the people and beauty of the city, even the soup kitchen, changes his mind.

Whittington by Alan Armstrong
Ben has been told that if he doesn't learn to read he'll be held back a year.  Whittington, a cat, is trying to fit in with the other animals in the barn.  The two will help each other, gaining strength from the 17th century story of Dick Whittington and his cat.