•                                                 Pierce School Library

                                                                                      The heart of our school
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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.
  • Give the gift of books!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar at 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 at 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 at 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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  • Mock Newbery in Grade 6!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar at 12/2/2016 7:00:00 AM

    The Newbery award is presented annually to an author with "the most distinguished contribution in American literature for children."  This year, our sixth graders will be participating in a Mock Newbery program.  They will try to read as many of our Newbery Contenders as possible to determine which book they think deserves the award.  Voting will take place in late January after our book discussion groups have met.  The titles for our 2017 Mock Newbery are below.

    Pax book cover Ghost book cover Wolf Hollow book cover When the Sea Turned to Silver book cover Booked book cover Ghosts book cover Maybe a Fox book cover Girl Who Drank the Moon book cover Cloud and Wallfish book cover

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  • Welcome to the Pierce Library

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar at 9/30/2016 8:10:00 AM

    We kicked off the start of the school year with library orientations for students in grades K-8! We are lucky to have Mrs. Davenport, our part-time library assistant, back at Pierce on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Our library is open everyday during school hours for students to borrow books.  We have also been offering young adult booktalks to our middle school students and doing research on the continents using our online databases with second grade.

    2nd grade continent research

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