Top Ten Titles Checked out of HMS Library This Year

Reflections on the Top Ten List

1. Dan Santat and Barbara O'Connor did author visits at our school this year.  Their books being on our top ten circulations list is a testament to the power of meeting authors and listening to their writing life.  The PTO can be ensured that money towards author visits is money exceptionally well spent as it greatly enhances the reading and writing life of our students. 
2. Sidekicks and Amulet are graphic novels and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is a form of chapter book with pictures.  These genres are transforming our reluctant readers into avid readers.  We need to keep them coming into our school!  
3. I have witnessed the power of Wendy Mass and Lisa Graff on our realistic fiction lovers this school year.  
4. Girls and boys alike cannot get enough of Because of Mr. Terupt.  They can all identify with the differing personalities Mr. Terupt's class.
5. The One and Only Ivan became a Newbery winner for a reason: it is terrific writing.  

top ten most circulations by homeroom



Elaine Van Leer
06/21/2014 3:54am

Incredible stats from HMS. Those Carroll kids are crazy about books!

Elaine Van Leer
06/21/2014 3:05pm

Also, holy cow, this list is mostly 4th graders! Keep reading!


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