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Nerdy Birdy

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One of my favorite pet names for kids is Nerd Bird. I have used it for years as a term of endearment. Imagine my excitement when Esther and I were browsing at the library and we came across the book, Nerdy Birdy, by Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies. I knew we had to borrow it!

This book is about a bird named... Nerdy Birdy. He doesn't look like the cool birds, and is interested in different things,  but he really wants to be friends with them. While he was wishing to belong to a group of "cool birdies",  he is discovered by a whole flock of book loving, light saber playing birds like him. He thought life was great, until something happens to change his mind about being one of the group.

I would recommend this book to all kids, young and old! Whether you read it yourself, or have someone read it to you, it is fun and leaves the reader (or listener), with something to ponder.



SMILE by Raina Telgemeier

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Today we are lucky to have a guest author- Ms. Rice! She is reviewing the book, "SMILE" by Raina Telgemeier. 

"1, 2, 3, CHEESE!" Those words automatically make me think of having my picture taken, something we have all experienced. But, have you ever had your school picture taken with braces? Imagine that, but also think about not being able to chew gum or have popcorn! These are all things that Raina, the main character, has to deal with in the graphic novel, "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier. This graphic novel is actually about the author's childhood and her experiences with braces. It is a wonderful book for those who love graphic novels (it's the second graphic novel I've ever read!), and is also great for those who like to read autobiographies. It's also really funny! You'll definitely be watching your step when you walk or run though... but you'll just have to read the book to find out what I mean!


Thank you Ms. Rice for sharing th…

Maine Student Book Awards!

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Last year I was introduced to the Maine Student Book Awards. I had worked with the Chickadee Award Winners (picture books), but had never spent time with the MSBA winners. Wow, was I happy I did! There were some excellent reads on there that really moved me!

Now that we are back in school, I am ready to start exploring this year's winners. Last week, Wesley and I downloaded the audiobook of All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor. We were hooked! I found myself taking the long way so that we could listen more.


I recently started Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks. While I am only a few chapters in, I am really enjoying it! I downloaded this from CloudLibrary, which is a digital library with audio and digital books. We access this through our account with the Topsham Public Library. I read the digital copies on my iPad or Kindle (and even my phone!).


It is my goal that I will read all of the books on the MSBA grades 4-6 list this year. To help me keep track, I plan on …