Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This week, students in 1st through 5th will have an opportunity to participate in the Sonntag library's first annual 'Book Blast.' Each class will come to the library and check out their first round of books for the 2012-2013 school year. The goal is to get books in to the hands of as many students as possible the first week of school. It will be so exciting! Happy reading! :) 

Welcome back, Sonntag Peeps!!! It is so great to see you again! We hope your summer was amazing!

A new school year means changes in the Sonntag library! Check out some pictures of the new displays & bulletin boards. Happy reading! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy end-of-summer, Sonntag Reading Peeps! I hope y'all have had a wonderful summer. I loved having so much time to read! I wanted to share with you some of my summer reading favorites. If you would like to follow my reading journey, check out my Goodreads page (Students, please make sure you have permission from your parents before you sign up for any social networking websites...It's just safer that way!). Happy reading!!! :)

Favorite Children's Chapter Book of the Summer:

by R.J. Palacio 
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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Favorite Children's Picture Book of the Summer: 

by Oliver Jeffers
Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, and he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.

Favorite Young Adult Book of the Summer:

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick 
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.

Favorite Adult Book of the Summer:

The Book of AWESOME
by Neil Pasricha
Contains brief essays in which comedy writer Neil Pasricha shares his observations on some of the little things in life that make people happy, such as popping bubble wrap, solving the "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle first, and seeing someone laugh in their sleep.

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Of course there are a bajillion other amazing books that I loved but these are just a sampling of the stand-out books I read this summer. What were your favorites?? 
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