Gainfield Elementary School

GES Looking for a Great Book

 Book Awards:

 

Try one of these Blogs or Podcasts:

  • Just One More Book!  - Check out this podcast by Andrea Ross and Mark Blevis about the children's books they love.
  • PlanetEsme - Author/teacher/librarian, Esme Raji Codell, reviews books in this great blog.
  • Bookwink - For students in grades 3-8, check out these booktalks and find read-alikes.

 

Great "Book Websites":

  • NEW! A Book and a Hug-Great websites for parents and kids trying to find the best book for reading level, interests and your specific personality!  You can even take a quiz to figure out what kind of reader you are.
  • Teacher Book Wizard - Search for books by interest, reading level, book type, genre, or "Book Alikes."
  • Kidsreads.com
  • Book Trailers - from SlimeKids
  • World Cat: Genres - Search for books by genre through this authoritative site

 

booksauthors_lg.gif- Check out this readers' advisory database from the CT Digital Library.  You will need your public library card to access from home. 

 

Downloadable Audio Books:

  • Connecticut Digital Library - Over 1,200 nonfiction and fiction audio books that you can download to your computer and transfer for limited times to your iPod or MP3 player. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.  Click here for online tutorials and FAQ for this platform.
  • AudioBooksForFree.com - listen to several classics here.
  • StoryNory - Free audio stories for kids.
  • Lit2Go - Free collection of online stories and poems in MP3 format.
  • LibriVox - audio files of books in the public domain

Downloadable eBooks:

  • Project Gutenberg - Search the bookshelf for children's books in the public domain.

Check out these Book Commercials, created by some of GES Second-Grade students:

The Cougaricott Award 2012

First graders voted on their favorite picture book.  Students evaluated books based on the following:

  • Will the cover get your attention?
  • Do the pictures help tell the story?
  • Does the style of art fit the story?
  • Will kids like it?

And the winner is:   

The results:

 

Gugliotti

Hayes

Mack

Sundholm

Total

Perfect Square

0

1

0

0

1

Little White Rabbit

0

2

2

0

4

All the Water in the World

1

2

0

0

3

Grandpa Green

0

0

0

1

1

Me...Jane

0

1

1

0

2

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

1

0

0

2

3

Blackout

1

0

0

0

1

A Ball for Daisy

1

1

1

1

4

The Butterfly is Patient

1

1

1

0

3

The Gingerbread Man Loose in School

10

7

8

11

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