Reading

Summer Reading BINGO 2019

Happy Summer! Yay, more time to read! 
Have fun with your reading by playing our Summer Reading BINGO, made in Spanish/English and French/English. Can you get five in a row? Can you fill the whole Bingo? 

Packets are going home from homerooms. If you need to print a packet at home: 

To show us that you were reading this summer and earn prizes in September, you can:

1. Post a photo of yourself reading a good book on our Summer Reading Padlet ( https://padlet.com/pslibrary/summerreading2019), and/or

2. Return your Summer BINGO card in August, and/or 

3. Return your Summer Reading Log (color in the books!) in August.

eBooks - free for WIS community (see links to the right for passwords)

Storyplay'r (French and English) 
www.storyplayr.com

TumbleBooks 

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=wis&P=books     http://www.Biblioenfants.com/auto_login.aspx?U=wis&P=books&lang=fr     http://www.bibliotecatumble.com/auto_login.aspx?U=wis&P=books&lang=es

Tumblebooks is a collection of online "talking" ebooks in English, French and Spanish aimed at PreSchool to grade 3. Choose your language from their home page. Books include picture books, early readers and chapter books. There are also excellent videos from National Geographic and other publishers in Spanish and French. 

Spanish and French at local Public Libraries

The public libraries below have children’s books available for borrowing in French and Spanish, even to residents in the DC area living outside their borders. Their online catalogs do not represent their language collections well so we recommend going into the branches detailed below to browse. Ask a children's librarian to help you select more from their catalog and the books can be brought to you at your branch of choice.  

If you are looking for French then we recommend 1) Montgomery County Public Libraries' Bethesda branch (7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD) and Rockville branch (2100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD) and 2) DC Public Library's Georgetown branch (3260 R St, NW) and Cleveland Park branch (3310 Connecticut Ave, NW). 

If you are looking for Spanish then we recommend 1) Montgomery County Public Libraries' Bethesda branch (7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD) and Rockville branch (2100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD) and 2) DC Public Library's Mt. Pleasant branch (3160 16th St, NW) and 3) Arlington Public Library's Central library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA).

Book Reviews

Book reviews are a wonderful way to share recommendations within a community. WIS students can write book reviews in the library and often in their classrooms. We can also share them via our online catalog. If you'd like to read book reviews written by students outside of WIS and perhaps even write your own, visit Scholastic's "Share What You're Reading."

Where Can I Find Good Books?? in our three languages??

 English:

  • TumbleBooks eBooks (username: wis , password: books)  
  • American book awards
    • Caldecott (Illustrators of American picture books)
    • Pura Belpré (Latino/Latina authors and illustrators portraying Latino cultural experience)
  • Subscribe to an eBook service like Epic! (small fee)

 French:

 Spanish:

Encouraging Reading

DC Public Library's summer reading program is a fun way to keep reading and earn prizes. Here is a flyer to learn about Georgetown Branch's program.

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Page updated May 30, 2019