Get Ready for Summer Reading
Hey, Dolphins! We have some great suggestions for you to keep reading this summer! Our LMC Directors have put together a primary and intermediate list of great, fun summer reads! Watch the slideshow, click to see the whole list at once, or print out a bookmark with the titles.
Titles with an * have a digital copy at AHML.
You can share what you're reading all summer long on the LMC Flipgrid.
You can also find the middle school summer reading list here.
Parents: Want to order books? Consider ordering from The Book Stall in Winnetka. They provide discounted books and staff to help us when we have an author visit, like Laurie Wallmark, Saadia Faruqi and Sarah Aronson. They also helped bring us Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody books, in 2018 at no cost to Dryden.
Sign up for the AHML summer reading program. You can watch Miss Emily's video explaining how it works. (TL/DR register, log your minutes, collect badges and prizes).
Register at ahml.beanstack.org
Come over to Flipgrid
and tell me what you are reading today!
Learn more about Asian countries, cultures and the Asian Pacific American experience this month.
See the activities page for books to read and activities to try.
Read one of my Star Wars book picks on Hoopla at your public library
(you'll need your library card) and
go over to the Activities page for more Star Wars fun.
Share what activities you do on our Padlet.
May the Fourth by with you on Star Wars Day, May 4th!
Not a Star Wars fan? Check out our other LMC Directors' picks for you.
No AHML or MPPL library card? You can get one online! See their website for details.
Listen to author Robert Munsch tell the story of Elizabeth in The Paper Bag Princess, my pick for K-1, good for everyone. It's one of my all time favorites. What a treat to hear the author tell it.
Check out our LMC Directors' Book Picks for this week.
Capstone Interactive has fiction and nonfiction, tons of graphic novels, all with interactive features! It also has the ability to search by grade level and use a visual search. To access, click on the Capstone Interactive box. Login is continue. Password is reading
Check out these authors and illustrators offering live events.
Here are some places to find good books to read and other fun stuff. You can also use the Research Resources and your grade level pages. If you need help, or resources for your PL or anything at all, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the Dryden LMC catalog, including eBooks. Log in with your Google credentials to Destiny Discover.
The Junior Library Guild (a bookseller) has opened their online catalog. No log in needed, just click on the book to read.
Elementary books Middle School books
Your public library has lots of resources, even though they are closed.
Arlington Heights Memorial Library has:
library card, you can get one now online.
You can find all these resources under the Borrow Menu --> eBooks
Mt Prospect Public Library has:
card, you can get one online.
Storytime Online - Actors reading picture books
Story Time From Space - Astronauts read from space
Try these storytelling cubes from PBS Kids. Roll the dice to get your storytelling elements, then write a story! https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/play-a-storytelling-game
Write along with Kate DiCamillo, author of many books including:
Flora and Ulysses (my favorite)
and, available in the Dryden eLibrary:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Because of Winn Dixie
Tale of Desperaux
and many others.
You might want to use a picture to get you started. Try one at Images to Inspire.
Author Saadia Faruqi is coming to Dryden!
February 25, 2020
Learn more about where Saadia is from and where she lives now in our Google Tour.
Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody and Stink series,
came to Dryden October 12, 2018!
Thank you to The Book Stall for coordinating this for us, and to Julie Jergens at AHML. You can still get signed copies of Megan McDonald's books at The Book Stall.