Booklists & Recommendations
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Miss Dianne Recommends: Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem by Kate DiCamillo
Stella Endicott loved second grade with her nice teacher, Miss Liliana. The only problem was Horace Bloom who acted like he knew the answer to every question that Miss Liliana asked. She said anything is possible when you write a poem which she asked the students to write using metaphors. Of course, Horace knew when you write metaphorically you compare two things without using the words like or as. Could her friend, Mercy, the pig, sitting next to her on a couch, inspire Stella? Looking out the window, she saw that “leaves are ballerinas, dancing to the ground.” Stella knew she was on her way to making the best class poem with this metaphor… until Horace Bloom wouldn’t believe that she had a pet pig which turned into a fight which turned into being sent to the principal’s office! Not being able to face the principal, Horace took off, followed by Stella, landing right into the janitor’s closet which locked right away. Will Stella and Horace fight or make peace in that closet? Read the rest of the story to find out!
Tumble Book Library
TumbleBookLibrary is now available! TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that kids can read or have read to them. The TumbleBookLibrary features existing picture books with animation, sound, music and narration. The database is easy to use and features unlimited access from any device. There are no check-outs, holds or downloads. Access the collection through the TumbleBookLibrary app as well! The app is available for free download from iTunes or the Google Play store. Use your Newport Public Library card number to sign in.
Overdrive E-Zone Library
Check out the Overdrive E-Zone library for ebooks AND audiobooks. Available to all Ocean State Libraries card holders.
Read ebooks, listen to audiobooks and music, or watch popular TV shows and films. All you need is your Newport Public Library card barcode. Try the Hoopla Digital Library today!
Use NoveList to look for all titles in a fiction series, look for all titles by an author you like, or find books on a certain topic! There’s so much NoveList can do. If you’re looking for your next great read, check it out today!