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Principal's Bookshelf

One of my passions is reading. I love to read everything and anything. There is nothing more relaxing than reading a good book, in the rain, with a cup of hot tea/cocoa/coffee. I've recently also discovered the magic of audiobooks where the books are read by amazing voice actors! It's a great way to maximize the time in the car listening to a riveting story with or without your children!
At Richmond Street School, we are working hard to cultivate a love of reading and for students to read widely and deeply across all subject areas. We are lucky to have teachers who believe in this vision and share in the love of reading to and with our students. We have a literacy specialist organizes reading events throughout the year. We have a PTA who has partnered with us in providing funding for books and training so that Richmond Street School can continue to grow our culture of literacy. 


eGundo partnered with Richmond Street School in creating a docushort on the literacy culture at our school. Thank you to our WONDERFUL PTA and all our teachers who have run with this vision of literacy empowerment for our students. Enjoy!


In the spirit of sharing the love of reading and books, here are some beautiful children's titles highly recommended for you to read:
  • After the Fall, Dan Santat
  • Crenshaw, Katherine Applegate
  • It Takes a Village, Hillary Clinton
  • Orphan Island, Laurel Snyder
  • The Bad Guys (series), Aaron Blabey
  • Dog Man (series), Dav Pilkey
  • What Do You Do With a Problem?, Kobi Yamada
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, Carol McCloud
  • Surprise!, Caroline Hadilaksono
  • Journey, Aaron Becker
  • Why Am I Me?, Paige Britt, Sean Wualls, Selina Alko
  • Drawn Together, Minh Le and Dan Santat
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison
  • Enemy Pie, Derek Munson
  • The Big Adventures of Tiny House, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
  • Try a Little Kindness, Henry Cole
  • Happy Dreamer, Peter H. Reynolds
  • Water Princess, Susan Verde
  • I am Peace, Susan Verde
  • The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig
  • What Does It Mean to be Kind?, Rana DiOrio
  • Those Shoes, Maribeth Boelts
  • Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise, David Ezra Stein
  • Amulet (series), Kazu Kibuishi
  • Hey Kiddo, Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Rules, Cynthia Lord
  • Reclaiming Our Calling, Brad Gusafson (professional reading)
  • A Boy Called BAT, Elana K. Arnold
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