Friday, December 8, 2017

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Our fifth and sixth graders have been encouraged to participate in the Massachusetts Children's Book Award. They are reading up a storm!

The award is based on a list of 25 middle grade titles nominated by teachers, librarians and students. The master list is here: Most book awards are voted on by adults, so this is a unique opportunity for our students to make their voice heard

Students must read at least 5 of the 25 titles in order to vote on their favorite book in early March. The winner for our state will be announced in early April. Many students have already passed the goal of reading 5 books and are now reading as many as they can between now and March.

PTO funds were used to purchase multiple copies of the books. Thank you, Lawrence School PTO! 

In my opinion, the list is particularly good this year and includes books that have received other awards like Brown Girl Dreaming and The War That Saved My Life. Check out the book cart in the library for the books on the list as well as the posters outside the library that show the covers of all 25 titles. 

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