Hi! Welcome to my online blog of what's new in books and media for children. This website is designed for students, parents, and teachers as a resource for staying connected to the library. My goal is to promote family literacy and encourage lifelong reading.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kids Earn a Free Book!

Read at Barnes & Nobles this summer and get a free book!

Here Is How:

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Step 3.
Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local Barnes & Noble store.
Find a Store.
Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Grades 4-6 Nene Award


(Original article can be found at the link above)
Founded in 1964, the Nene Award Ceremony is like the “children’s choice awards” for favorite book in Hawai’i. And, each year, almost 6,000 students in grades four to six vote for their favorite fiction book.  
This year, Academy students, Jade Unabia and Amanda-Joy Lee, received Honorable Mention for their video entry in the Nene student contests.  
Unabia was joined by classmate Abigail Yagi as emcees at the 2013 Nene ceremony on April 18 at the Okinawan Center, attended by about 700 students, teachers, librarians and parents from across the state. 
In addition, the duo met Jacqueline Davies, a national bestselling children’s author and a 2012 Nene Award winner for her book “The Lemonade War,” and learned more about the process of becoming an author.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer Reading at SHA

Check to see how many you can do this summer.  Give Mrs. Oshiro your first/last name, your new homeroom teacher's name, and parent signature.  The more you do, the bigger the prizes!
Due August 16, 2013.

  1. Sign up for the summer reading program at your local public library.
  2. Read a magazine article.
  3. Read a non-fiction book.
  4. Read a classic book.
  5. Read a book to a child or a family member.
  6. Read a book that was made into a movie and then go see the movie.
  7. Write a book review.
  8. Read 20 minutes a day for one week. 
  9. Write an original story.