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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.
     
     
     
     
     
  • 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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  • Author Peter Sis is coming to The Children's Bookshop!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 10/31/2017

    Peter Sis visit to The Children's Bookshop Saturday, November 11, 2017

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  • Give the gift of books!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Looking for great gift ideas?  Books are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.  Check out these grade level lists for ideas.

    Brookline Public School Libraries Best Books List

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  • 2017 Massachusetts Children's Book Award Program - Grades 4 & 5

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

    This week we are kicking off the 2017 MCBA Program with students in grades 4 & 5.  Each year the MCBA committee nominates 25 fiction titles that were published in the last five years.  Students in grades 4,5, and 6 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.

    Absolutely Almost cover Adventures of a South Pole Pig cover Anton and Cecil Cats at Sea cover Bliss cover Case of the School Ghost cover Colossus Rises cover El Deafo cover Fish Finelli cover Quinny and Hopper cover I Survived the Great Chicago Fire cover Fourteenth Goldfish cover Loot cover Mystery at Pine Lake cover Out of Bounds cover Poached cover Snicker of Magic cover Stratford Zoo cover Time Fetch cover     Unusual Chickens cover Water Castle cover Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom cover Sophia's War cover Witch's Boy cover Book Scavenger cover No Ordinary Day cover

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  • 2017 Caldecott Program Grades K-3

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/6/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Each year the American Library Association awards the prestigious Caldecott medal to the best picture book of the year.  As part of our library program, students in grades K-3 learn about the picture book evaluation process and review and analyze the top contenders.  Students, teachers, and families are encourged to read as many of our "Caldecott Contenders" as possible before voting day in late January.  Please take a look at the list of "Caldecott Contenders" at the link below.  Happy Reading!

    2017 Caldecott Contenders

     

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