Check It Out! Week of October 26th


This week, we are reading some books from the Monarch and Bluestem lists.

deep in the sahara


In grades K-2, we will read both “Deep in the Sahara” by Kelly Cunnane and “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli.

brave girl 1909

Grades 3-5 will hear the true story of “Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” by Michelle Markel.


Book Trailer for “It’s Your World”


Here’s a short video that shows author Chelsea Clinton and middle grade students discussing “It’s Your World,” our December Bengal Bookworms’ selection.

Bengals Bookworms Selection for December



Calling All 6th Graders!

Come join Mrs. Susina for

the Bengals Bookworms Book Club!

We will meet Tuesday, December 1st during recess.  The December book club selection is It’s Your World by Chelsea Clinton.  This book can be read in its entirety or students can choose individual sections to read that focus on a topic that interests them.

Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place.  In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.

Students can check this book out of the public library or borrow from a friend.  If you would like Mrs. Susina to order a copy of the book for you, please send $12.00 (cash if possible) to school by Friday, November 13th.

Click here for the RSVP form: Dec-bengals-bookworms

Check It Out! Week of October 19th



This week, we continue our look at the different groups of Dewey Decimal System.  The spotlight on these books will hopefully encourage students to seek out books and subjects that they never thought about reading before.

Specifically, we are looking at books from the 200 (Religion) and 300 (Social Sciences) sections.  There are books on religion, the environment, fairy tales and folktales, transportation, and more!

Hooked on Books Club (Grades 3-5) Meets TUESDAY, November 10th


13 story treehouse

We will meet to discuss The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths on Tuesday, November 10th during recess.

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world!

This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.

Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

Click here for the form to RSVP and/or have Mrs. Susina place an order for a copy for your child.

Check It Out! Week of October 12th


This week, we are looking at book trailers!

Book trailers are a great way to get kids interested in NEW books that they can find in the library and bookstores. We are looking at some wonderful trailers for books by Brian Selznick, Judd Winick, Katherine Applegate, Kate DiCamillo, Melanie Watt, and others.