Bryant Library

Global Reading Challenge: Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Readers!



We are seeking students interested in participating in Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge. Similar to Battle of the Books, students are placed on teams to share the reading of 10 books vetted by Seattle Public Library. Students glean from wonderful reading and teaming opportunities. The challenge begins on November 1st and ends in early March.

To participate, students must simply agree to read the books and attend the lunch time meetings in library, which usually happen just once per week.

After giving 4th and 5th graders a glimpse of what it means to be a Global Reader, Ms. Aliverti will be distributing this form. Please return to library by Tuesday, October 25.

5th Graders: Start the Year With These Reading Suggestions

Who knows the best books for fifth graders better than fifth graders? Departing students created a great resource for us. Have a look:

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Suggested by Mark L
Teacher: Day
Ben gets an invitation to a spy school. In the 3 books (soon to be 4) Ben goes and explores the world of a spy. Put your feet in Ben’s shoes and go on the amazing adventures of Spy School.

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
Suggested by Emma F
Teacher: Day
Really interesting plot and dramatic characters. A queen has to tell stories every night for the king to save her life.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Suggested by Erik B
Teacher: Day
Nerve-racking and a white knuckle adventure. It is also very exiting! Continue reading “5th Graders: Start the Year With These Reading Suggestions”

A School of Readers

Welcome Back, Hawks!

genre-artHappy September 2016! We are eager to meet our new Hawks and to see familiar faces perusing our stacks.

Continue reading “Welcome Back, Hawks!”

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