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San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest

Do you want to write a graphic novel? Take up to 8 sheets of copy paper and get to work! Entries are due July 31st. Please click on the above link for more rules and guidelines for this contest.

Speaking of the public library…have you signed up for the Summer Reading Celebration yet? They give you prizes for reading a certain number of books. To find out more about that, please click here.

Families, your child needs their own library card, if they don’t have one already! Here is more information for you:

1. Library Branches and Hours
2. Getting a Library Card
3. SJPL Parents’ Site
4. SJPL Kids’ Site

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June 23, 2013 · 4:53 pm

Happy Summer Reading!

June 13, 2013

We have been on Summer Vacation for a whole week. Now that you are rested, it’s a good time to start reading books to keep you in shape for school and even get you ready for Third Grade!

I searched the Internet and found some websites with book lists for those kids entering Third Grade this Fall. Click on the links below and look over the lists. If you don’t see books you think sound good, follow my “Safe Search” guidelines to look up your own!

Akiva School’s Reading List for Graduating Second Graders

Education World’s Second Grade Reading List

Books Recommended by Adults

More Challenging Books at theĀ  Third Grade Level!

To do a “Safe Search” for your great book titles on the Internet:

1. Go to KidzSearch.com.

2. Type words that will help you find what you are looking for in the search box. Examples of useful words include:

  • Summer Reading
  • Third Grade Books
  • School Reading Lists

You may also type in the names of book titles you like, and see what else comes up at the same time. That way you might find books that are similar to ones you have read and enjoyed!

Happy reading, A-3 All-Stars! Keep checking back for more summer ideas!!

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