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     The Pierce School library serves 900 students in grades K-8.  Our library is open to our third through sixth grade classrooms.  We currently have one full-time certified librarian and one part-time library assistant.
     
     
     
     
     
  • 2019 MCBA Winners!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 3/15/2019

    Our fourth and fifth graders have voted for their favorites for the Massachusetts Children's Book Award! The number one favorite out of all 4th and 5th grade votes is Framed! by James Ponti.

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    The official state winner will be announced April 1st.

    Have a great weekend, Pierce community!

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  • Mock Newbery Winners!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 3/8/2019

    Happy Friday, everyone!

     

    The votes are in, and the sixth graders have chosen their favorites for our Mock Newbery award! In first place is Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes! Front Desk by Kelly Yang and The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell are our runners up. We're so glad our students enjoyed these books and made their opinions heard! Check out these and our other Mock Newbery nominees (as seen in our post from January) for some great new reads!

     

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  • 2019 Caldecott Winners!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 2/14/2019

    Happy Valentine's Day!

     

    The results for the Caldecott Award are in! We had so much fun reading so many beautiful books, and all of our K-3 classes voted on their favorites. At Pierce School, the winners in order were Rescue and Jessica, Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise, I Am A Cat, Drawn Together, and The Princess and the Pit Stop!

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    The American Library Association's medal winner was Hello Lighthouse, with honors for Alma and How She Got Her NameA Big Mooncake for Little StarThe Rough Patch, and Thank you, Omu!

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    If you haven't read some of these books yet, give them a look! We hope you love them as much as we did!

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  • Tween Programs

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 1/28/2019

    Happy Monday, everyone!

     

    Check out these tween programs the Brookline Public Library has coming up in February!

     

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  • Grade 6 Mock Newbery

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 1/15/2019

    Good morning, Pierce community!

     

    Are you aware of our Mock Newbery program? Every year our school's sixth graders read a few books chosen by the librarians and vote for which one they would like to receive a mock Newbery award! The John Newbery Medal goes to the "most distinguished" piece of American children's literature of the year, and our students love to take part in their own surveys of newly-published literature. The students of the sixth grade will vote in February for the book they think is most deserving of our Mock Newbery award!

     

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  • A Visit from Author Lincoln Peirce

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 1/11/2019

    Happy Friday!

    Today our 4th and 5th grade students are going to enjoy a visit from Lincoln Peirce, creator of the Big Nate comics and now the author of Max and the Midknights! Brookline Booksmith is generously sponsoring this visit, and we are so excited to meet Mr. Peirce and ask him some questions!

    Big Nate Peirce's New Book!

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  • 2019 Caldecott Awards

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 1/9/2019

    Happy New Year!

    Here at Pierce, students from kindergarten to third grade are taking a special interest in picture books! The Caldecott Medal is awarded every year to "the most distingued American Picture Book for Children," and our students are making their own decisions on which book should win the award! Soon, students will receive printouts of this ballot of Caldecott contenders to place their votes. Check the ballot to see what books to read next! Hurry, because voting will be on Friday, February 7th, the day of our annual Caldecott Day Celebration!

    Happy reading,

    Pierce School Library

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  • 2018 Pierce Caldecott Award Program

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 2/1/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Students in grades K-3 have been looking closely at the best picture books of 2017 in order to determine which book should win the 2018 Caldecott Award.  On Friday, February 9 will we will have our Caldecott Day Celebration in the auditorium.  Classes are invited to come take one last look at the best books of 2017 before voting for their favorite.  The book that gets the most votes will win the Pierce Caldecott Award! 

    2018 Pierce Caldecott Award Contenders

     

    Some favorites so far. . . .

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  • 2018 Massachusetts Children's Book Award Program - Grades 4 & 5

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 2/1/2018 11:00:00 AM

    Last month we kicked off the 2018 Massachusetts Children's Book Award (MCBA) Program with students in grades 4 & 5.  Each year the MCBA committee nominates 25 awesome titles that were published in the last five years.  Our generous PTO provides our library with multiple copies of these titles.  Students in grades 4 & 5 are asked to read at least five of the nominated titles in order to be eligible to vote for their favorite in March.  The book that gets the most votes wins the 2017 Massachusetts Children's Book Award!  This year's titles are below.

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  • 2018 6th Grade Mock Newbery

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 2/1/2018 11:00:00 AM

    This winter, students in grade six read were busy reading our 10 Mock Newbery books.  They chose two of the ten to to analyze for evidence as to why or why not the books should win the Newbery award.  Students discussed their evidence during three round table discssing led by teachers and parents.  

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