Review of Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Raina and Amara are family, but that doesn't mean they always get along.
Raina and Amara are family, but that doesn't mean they always get along.

Sisters Book Review by Charlotte Zaino

Sisters is a graphic novel about Raina and her relationship with her little sister, Amara. Raina wants a sister REALLY badly, until she has one. The story starts when the whole family (except for her dad) is getting ready to go on a three week road trip from California to Colorado for a family reunion. Before they leave, Raina and Amara get in a big fight. Raina starts to wonder why she ever wanted a sister in the first place. Then the story goes back and forth in time from when they were little kids to the present. As the flashbacks go on, the girls get older. The illustrations really help to tell the story. 

This book is a sequel to Smile, which I found a little more exciting and entertaining. Sisters focuses more on a stressful time in Raina's life, because in this book her parents aren't getting along well and she feels left out at the family reunion. Even though the topic is more serious, there are still some exciting moments, like when Raina and Amara work together to get their old pet snake out of the car. Kids will like this book because even though there are events that most kids probably haven't been through (luring a king snake out of your car) almost every pair of siblings can relate to the relationship between Raina and Amara. In the end, Raina is glad to have a sister, and realizes that no one can replace her.

Thank you to new KAB Member Charlotte for giving us her review of the much anticipated new Raina Telgemeier graphic novel. 

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5 from the K-5 Summer Reading Book Lists 2016.

4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading Book List

The 4th and 5th Grade 2016 Summer Reading Book Listbooks are below!

2nd and 3rd Grade Summer Reading Book List

The 2nd and 3rd Grade 2016 Summer Reading Book List books are below!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Summer Reading Book List

The Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2016 Summer Reading Book List books are below!

Summer Reading Booklists 2016

We're so excited for Summer Reading Books!
We're so excited for Summer Reading Books!

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists! We will share them with you when we visit your schools in May and June.

If you don't see the book you're looking for, just ask a friendly librarian we can help you find it or put a hold on it for you.

Click on the grade of the class to choose the next great book you're going to read.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Summer Reading Book List

2nd and 3rd Grade Summer Reading Book List

4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading Book List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Link to download PDFs of the booklists

Coming soon: MMS Summer Reading Book List

 

Language of Math

Photo by Artúr Herczeg /CC BY
Photo by Artúr Herczeg /CC BY

Thursday, May 5th at 10 a.m.

Math is much easier when you understand the language of it.  During this workshop, we will discuss the research-based techniques that are the foundation of our instructional methods at Eagle Hill School. You’ll leave with ideas for activities to use at home, and more important how to help your children discover that MATH IS FUN!  The information will be targeted towards elementary/early middle-school aged children.

Register for this program.

If the above link is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the Waitlist.

This presentation will be hosted by educators from Eagle Hill School.

Eagle Hill is a co-ed independent school serving children, ages 5-15, with language based learning disabilities. The curriculum is highly individualized according to students' needs and learning styles.  Math classes typically range from 3:1 to 7:1 (student:teacher ratio) and this allows for a comprehensive and tailored approach to instruction.

Sunday Funday - 101 Dalmations and All Things Green

Join us all day Sunday for the All Things Green Festival, where in the Children's Library we will be painting faces and making pinwheels!  This year, we are thrilled to announce that the town of Darien has earned a Bright Idea Grant! Darien residents can exchange up to five LED light bulbs, free of charge, to help reduce the amount of energy used in their home. Bring up to five incandescent bulbs and proof of Darien residence for an equal number of long-lasting, energy-saving LED light bulbs.

At 2 pm, our Sunday Matinee is 101 Dalmations, which will be screened in the Conference Room on the Mezzanine floor.

Family Film Festival: Documentary Films

Spelling, dancing and so much more!
Spelling, dancing and so much more!

Thursday, May 12th at 4pm: Spellbound.

Spellbound follows eight kids on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Rated G. 97 minutes. Open. All Ages.

Watch the trailer here

Thursday, May 26th at 4pm: Mad Hot Ballroom.

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Rated PG. 105 minutes. Open. Recommended ages 8+

Watch the trailer here

Darien Olympians Summer Reading

Designed by Miss Lisa
Designed by Miss Lisa

This summer, become the hero or heroine of your own story!

Children of all ages can sign up in the Children’s Library or on the website at darienlibrary.org/kids. Registration begins Monday, June 6, 2016.

Registration Raffle: If you register for Summer Reading between June 6 and June 16, you will be entered into this special raffle for a BB-8™ robot. We’ll draw a winner on Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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