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Button Up! by Alice Schertle
Did you actually think shoes, jackets, and hats didn't have personalitites? Think again! The outfits in this book are brought to life by Alice Schertle's wry poetry and Petra Mathers's exuberant cast of young animal characters. A poetry book because Poetry Month isn't over yet! Available as an ebook on Overdrive.
Middle Grade readers
Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class—bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding. This short realistic fiction story is about becoming a writer. Available as an ebook on Overdrive.
Upper grade readers
Fadeaway by Maura Ellen Stokes
Fourteen-year-old Sam thinks she has all summer to hang out with her best friend, Reagan. But then her life changes forever when Reagan suddenly dies. Sam's world, once filled with school, basketball, and Reagan, has now abruptly changed and she must learn to navigate high school on and off the court without her best friend. But when Reagan suddenly "reappears," Sam clings to her friend's presence, even as it hurts rather than helps her grief. Can Sam learn to accept herself without her other half? Available as an ebook on Overdrive.
Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day!
Jarrett Krosoczka tells you all about this special day inspired by his Lunch Lady books! It's celebrated the first Friday in May which is this Friday! How could we thank our Lawrence School lunchroom staff even though we aren't at school?
Check out this site with suggestions for ways to celebrate: http://www.schoollunchheroday.com/downloads.html
A few STEAM projects from The Boston Children's Museum!
Make a stop motion movie