Monday, September 3, 2012
Sure, school is back in session, but the kids don't have to be the only ones hitting the books this month.
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. People, until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. And that means there's just enough time to squeeze in another good book atop your favorite lounge chair. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your comments about your favorite summer read.
Summer Reading program was successful.
The following text was provided by the Woburn Public Library: The summer has flown by, and the staff at the Woburn Public Library hope you have enjoyed some of the fine books, audio books, e-books, magazines and DVDs that are available here. Congratulations to all participants who have completed the Summer Reading Program at the Woburn Public Library. Participants were rewarded with the annual End of the Summer Reading Program party on Thursday, August 16, 2012. The over 120 children who completed the program received a certificate, a book bag filled with goodies, and a free book. Light refreshments were served, and Rainforest Café dished out ice cream sundaes. Cha Cha the tree frog was also in attendance to the delight of many …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Cramming all your summer reading into a week? Woburn Patch is here to help.
We here at Woburn Patch know that our students would never dream of cramming all their summer reading into the last week of August. Right? But just in case you're missing a few books from your homework, we've got the whole public school district's recommended reading lists right here. Just find your grade level's PDF in the files above.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The "grand finale" of Summer Reading is this week!
The following text was provided by the Woburn Public Library: It’s the eighth and last week of the summer reading program. Please bring in your tracker sheets before Wednesday; you need to have read for at least four weeks to earn a certificate. Pajama Storytime featuring Mikayla Essigmann is Tuesday evening, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas, enjoy some snacks, and listen to some fun stories. This program is intended for ages 4 and up. Thursday, August 16, from 10:00—11:30 a.m. is our grand finale! If you have read for four or more weeks, you have earned a certificate. Six weeks of reading earn a special pass for a free child and half-price adult schooner ride out of Gloucester. Eight weeks of reading earns a…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Massachusetts Book Awards list for 2012 includes some of the year's best-selling titles.
Thanks to the hustle and bustle of the school year and our busy work weeks, we don't always have time to pick up a book and read. But now that summer is here and in full swing, we have some extra time and we're taking advantage! As part of our Woburn Patch summer reading guide, we look at the Massachusetts Book Awards Lists for 2012, as determined by the Mass Center for the Book. Must-Read Fiction Must-Read Nonfiction Must-Read Poetry Must-Read Children's or Young Adult Literature
Friday, July 20, 2012
Before you grab a book from the library or the bookstore, check in with what Patch Staffers say are some of their favorite reads!
In Patch's ongoing committment to summer reading, the staff decided to team up and offer our readers some of our favorite books. So take a look at the "Patch Bookshelf." You might find your next favorite book on it!
Monday, July 9, 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities chimes in with their Summer Reading picks.
Here it is July 9 and you've already delved into our Patch 2012 Summer Reading Guide featuring choices by best-selling novelist James Patterson. What? You've already finished it? Good work! Now we have more for you... The National Endowment for the Humanities released its own list of Summer Reading choices last month, breaking its book lists into: Kindergarten through Grade 3, Grades 4 through 6, and Grades 7 through 8. There's also a list for college-bound students. The 2012 NEH list is a refresh of the original list, which was created in 1988. The first list featured classics and favorites published prior to 1960. The new list has been updated with many "newer" books, including Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Holes by Louis Sachar and Skellig by…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
My grandmother would be so pleased to see her timeless book included in the Patch summer reading lists.
- Léna Roy
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Summertime, and the reading is easy . . . or challenging, depending on our mood, right? I have just submitted my latest YA manuscript to my agent, so I am gearing up for a reading frenzy, a veritable feast of other people’s words. And I love them all, from picture books to the classics. (Right now I am reading The Mysterious Benedict Society aloud to my daughter (age 7) at the urging of my boys (ages 10 and 12) and I am LOVING it.) For myself I am currently reading A Discovery of Witches. When I was a child, summertime meant getting lost in other worlds created by amazing authors, JUST FOR ME. (Right?) This summer, Patch has teamed up with James Patterson to create a reading list to encourage literacy: Read Kiddo Read. I was very …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Woburn Patch and James Patterson team up to help you with your Summer Reading lists!
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check out this list of The Best Illustrated books from James Patterson.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of illustrated books for kids ages 2 to 7 is so much fun. Plus it includes books young readers can start to read TO you! Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld Who do you think will win, Shark or Train? Blackout By John Rocco A summer blackout can actually be a great party! Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories By Laura Vaccaro Seeger Read about the adventures of best friends, Dog and Bear. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems What happens when a pigeon volunteers to drive a bus? An engaging story in question and …