Holmes School Book of the Month

Holmes School Book of the Month (2018-2019)

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 the Month List 2018.2019

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

June’s Book of the Month

“Some people collect stamps.
Some people collect coins.
Some people collect art.
And Jerome?
Jerome collected words . . . “

In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words — and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.


2019 Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year

 “[A] love letter to those who take delight in words…Enchanting.”– Kirkus Reviews

“This book is short and sweet yet packs a powerful punch. Reynolds’s signature ink-and-gouache cartoons manage to capture both the joy of learning and the power of kindness.”– School Library Journal

“Pastel and white backgrounds make young Jerome stand out while his words on yellow slips of paper float around many of the charming illustrations.”– Booklist


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