Reading opens the doors to new worlds, expands vocabulary, and enhances comprehension skills, nurturing a love for learning and providing endless opportunities for discovery.

 Recommendations for Kids: 

I love you Forever by Robert Munsch
Recommendation by Coach Jake

An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child—forever.

Trains by Judy Abbot
Recommendation by Mrs. Newman,
Upper School Math Teacher and Lower School Student Support

"I can read this book to my little ones over and over again. Which toddler in the world doesn’t like trains, planes, and cars!"

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Recommendation by Kristine Ifantis,
Preschool Teacher

"It is a sweet and simple book that teaches kids about kindness and sharing with a lot of fun activities and story connection options."

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault (Preschool - Kindergarten

Recommendation by Dr. Varona, 
Student Support Specialist

"This was my favorite book as a little girl. I loved the pictures and singing the song that goes along with the book. It helps you to learn your ABCs and has fun rhyming patterns too!"

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, (Grades K-1)
Recommended by Mrs. Kahn, Kindergarten Teacher

"This book is an oldie but a goodie! Chrysanthemum is a story about, self-esteem, friendship and acceptance. I love this book because it inspires children to be who they are."

The Way Things Work: Newly Revised Edition by David Macaulay (7+ Years)
Recommendation by Dr. Marin,
Upper School Science Teacher

Unlock the Secrets of Innovation and Technology with This Fascinating Book! Explore the Inner Workings of Machines and Discover the Intriguing Connections between Past and Present. From Touchscreens to 3D Printers, Zippers to Plows, and Remote Control to Rockets, this Newly Revised Bestseller Takes You on a Journey of Entertaining and Enlightening Descriptions, Showing How Learning from the Past Shapes Our Powerful Future.

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (Grade 3+)
Recommendation by Mrs. Rainey,
5th Grade Teacher

"I would recommend the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling for proficient third-grade readers and beyond. These books offer a captivating journey into a magical Wizarding World, making it effortless to immerse oneself in the story and form strong connections with the characters. Filled with all the essential elements of literature, these books provide an enjoyable reading experience for both adults and children. The series delves deeply into themes of loyalty, friendship, bravery, and working towards a greater purpose, making it a truly enriching read."

The Story of Science - Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim; (Young Adult)
Recommendation by Dr. Marin
Upper School Science Teacher

Uncover the Evolution of Scientific Thought: Journey into the minds of ancient thinkers and visionaries! Explore the pioneering discoveries of astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists who shaped our understanding of the world and space. Delve into the passionate inquiry and major breakthroughs that transformed science. This book, part of an engaging series, explores the legacy of Newton and others in Volume Two, and delves into Einstein's work and the evolution of scientific thought in Volume Three.

Connect the dots between past, present, and future in the remarkable world of science.

 

 Prepare to be amazed and enlightened by the boundless world of science literature! 

Dive deeper into the realm of science with a curated selection of recommended reads for young people and adults. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presents a comprehensive list of science books that captivate, educate, and inspire. From engaging stories for general audiences to captivating reads for young adults, this collection offers a treasure trove of knowledge and wonder.

 

 Recommendations for Parents: 

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
Recommended by Dr. Bryn Harari, Principal

More than a tool to correct bad behavior, this handbook urges parents to move beyond typical discipline techniques by creating an environment based on mutual respect, emotional safety, and positive, open communication. The seven outlined principles redefine the parent-dominated family by teaching parents how to achieve mutual parent/child respect without being submissive, set firm limits without using demands or coercion, and empower children to open up, cooperate, and realize their own innate potential. Based on Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication process, the framework helps parents break down the barriers to outstanding relationships with their kids by avoiding destructive language and habits that keep parents and children from understanding one another. Activities, stories, and resources help parents immediately apply the seven keys to any parenting situation.

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Recommended by Dr. Bryn Harari, Principal

Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your children. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down—to—earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

Recently revised and updated with fresh insights and suggestions, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk is full of practical, innovative ways to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.