|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
And suddenly, this very strange school year is ending. This is the last blog post this year with the type of themed content that has stood in for normal library visits since March 16. The theme this week is summer. Below are ebook versions of some of the books on this year's district summer pleasure reading lists. I've put the lists right here or you can link to the summer reading page on this website, where a lot of the previous years' lists can also be found. The Weekly Readalouds are either of books on the 2020 reading lists (TK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) or of my favorite heading-into-summer picture books (K, 4th, 5th). Summer reading is not required for elementary students in our district. Students entering 6th grade at MBMS do have required reading: three books from the list (below), at least one of which must be nonfiction. So while you and your students might choose to read books not on the lists, I do hope everyone enjoys reading every single day this summer.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
"The one thing we need more than hope is action."
--Greta Thunberg, TEDx Stockholm, December 12, 2018, https://youtu.be/EAmmUIEsN9A