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Kira-Kira2005 Newbery Medal Winner

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Katie Takeshima loves one person more than anyone else in the world, her older sister Lynn. Unlike those older sisters that would belittle or hurt their younger adoring siblings, Lynn makes sure that Katie comes with her everywhere. Being Japanese-Americans living in the 1950s, their parents must face terrible jobs and long hours. Worse still, Lynn seems to be losing a lot of energy for unknown reasons. As Katie grows and watches sister slipping away she must learn how to cope with the world on her own.



Kitten's First Full Moon2005 Caldecott Winner

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a kitten mistakes the moon for a bowl of milk. Though the story is a simple one, the unique colored pencil illustrations are sure to capture your attention.


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The School #2 Library/Media Center

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Mrs. Chris Sartory

Library/Media Specialist

Mrs. LuAnn Delio

Instructional Assistant



Here are some websites to ensure that you have no trouble with your homework:

Mrs. Sartory's Website

Ask Jeeves for Kids -help with homework by typing in search terms


Merriam-Webster Dictionary - a searchable site for a dictionary and a thesaurus


My Virtual Reference Desk - search a variety of reference books by keyword

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World Book Online

Grolier Encyclopedia

Ebsco Databases

Country Watch
Remote access


C.E.R.F (Curriculum and Education Resource Finder)

Website Directory helps you find tens of thousands of carefully selected informational documents on the World Wide Web. Major subject areas are Technology, Mathematics, Arts, Social Studies, Health, Sports and English.

Oceanside Public Library


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"tree" with sites submitted by users.

Ask Jeeves for kids
prepares answers to common questions asked in natural language.