Friday, July 1, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 4

Episode 4 of PCS Reads is live!


PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 3 (part 1) of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations




Mentioned in this Episode:


This Week’s Reading Challenge: Read without walls.
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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang


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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Author Josh Funk
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In stores 8-30-2016






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In stores 9-6-2016




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Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions

Friday, June 24, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 3

Episode 3 of PCS Reads is live!

PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Chapter 2 of The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Release Date - August 9th)
  • Summer reading book recommendations


Mentioned in this Episode:



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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows




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Music used in the episode:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions


Friday, June 17, 2016

PCS Reads - Episode 2

Episode 2 of PCS Reads is live!


PCS Reads is a summer reading podcast for my school where all summer readers are welcome.

In this episode hear:
  • A new reading challenge
  • Author Kelly Barnhill 
  • Chapter 1 of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • Summer reading book recommendations




Mentioned in Episode 2 of PCS Reads:

Author Kelly Barnhill: https://kellybarnhill.wordpress.com/
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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon - http://www.workman.com/products/9781616205676/
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Photo © Jarrett J Krosoczka

Author & Illustrator Jarrett J Krosoczka



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Music used in Episode 2:
Dirtbike Lovers, Turning on the Lights and Wingspan by Blue Dot Sessions

Friday, June 10, 2016

PCS Reads - a Summer Reading Podcast

Today is my last day of school, and also the launch day of my school's summer reading podcast, PCS Reads!



Special thanks to Jarrett J. Krosoczka for the great art of our school mascot!

All summer readers are invited to join us on this summer reading adventure.

New episodes will post Fridays through the summer with...
  • The next installment of a sneak peek of The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Book recommendations from students, teachers and book creators
  • Weekly reading challenges

Visit our podcast webpage to sign the guest book and find information about submitting a recommendation.

PCS Reads is also available through iTunes.




Mentioned in the first episode of PCS Reads:

Author Kelly Barnhill

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Summer Sneak Peek: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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G-Man Series by Chris Giarrusso


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Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata


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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin


Music used in Episode 1:






Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Cherry Street Books


Family fun on Independent Bookstore Day brought me to Alexandria, Minnesota.
I was thankful it did, because that led me to a gem of a bookstore, Cherry Street Books.

With a fabulous selection of kidlit and friendly, book loving staff, this indie is a must visit if you are ever in the area. 





Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Book Birthday Alert - SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE by Brian Farrey


Only 2 more days to the Book Birthday for The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey!







Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Kate DiCamillo is visiting my school this week


Kate DiCamillo is visiting my school this Wednesday, and not much else has been on my mind.
Here is a look back in vines: