Holmes School Book of the Month

Holmes School Book of the Month (2019-2020)

The Holmes School Book of the Month is an on-going Interactive Read Aloud activity designed to build and deepen our community connections through conversations relating to high-quality children’s literature.  Each month, all classroom teachers at Holmes School will be reading the same book to their class in a engaging manner focused on high levels of comprehension.  The books we have chosen for this purpose have excellent picture supports which encourage even deeper thinking about the text.  As our children read and discuss these books with their teachers and classmates, we encourage you to have conversations with your children at home.  We will also periodically be discussing these books at our Whole School Meetings.

Each month, look for the most current Holmes School Book of the Month on the bulletin board outside of the main office.  A special “Thank you” to our “in house” bulletin board artist, Mrs. Gretchen Brown!

The books identified for the remainder of the year are listed here: Holmes School Book of Month 2019.2020

If you have any questions about the Book of the Month, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time.

January Book of the Month

“Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration

As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest “mistakes” can be the source of the brightest ideas—and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.” Penguin Randon House

“The idea of setbacks being opportunities in disguise is no stranger to picture book pages, but rarely has it been illuminated with such style, imagination, and compassion.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review 

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