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Principal's Bookshelf

One of my passions is reading. There is nothing more relaxing than reading a good book with a cup of hot tea/cocoa/coffee.
At Richmond Street School, we are passionate in cultivating a love of reading and for students to read widely and deeply across all subject areas. Our teachers believe in this vision and share in the love of reading to and with our students. We have a literacy specialist who 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 recently 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 activated and transformed this vision of literacy to empower 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:
  • Three Keys, Kelly Yang
  • A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
  • I am One, Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds
  • Not Quite Snow White, Ashley Franklin
  • A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park
  • Thelma the Unicorn, Aaron Blabey
  • Return of Thelma the Unicorn, Aaron Blabey
  • Black Brother, Black Brother, Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Blended, Sharon M. Draper
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, Pablo Cartaya
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, Dusti Bowling
  • The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story, Tina Cho
  • A Girl Like You, Frank Murphy and Carla Murphy
  • Other Words for Home, Jasmine Warga
  • Undefeated, Kwame Alexander
  • Lift, Minh Le and Dan Santat
  • Scythe / Thunderhead / The Toll, Neal Shusterman
  • The Pigeon HAS to Go to School, Mo Willems
  • Does It Fart?, Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
  • The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Say Something, Peter Reynolds
  • A Boy Like You, Frank Murphy
  • I Am Enough, Grace Byers
  • Everything You Need for a Treehouse, Carter Higgins
  • Guts, Raina Telgemeier
  • Louisiana's Way Home, Kate DiCamillo
  • Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo
  • Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection, Colby Sharp
  • Stepsister, Jennifer Donnelly
  • Cinder, Marissa Meyer
  • Unteachables, Gordon Korman
  • Slacker, Gordon Korman
  • Write to Me, Cynthia Grady
  • Mommy's Khimar, Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  • Nobody Likes a Goblin, Ben Hatke
  • Dreamers, Yuyi Morales
  • Jabari Jumps, Gaia Cornwall
  • Even Superheroes Have Bad Days, Shelly Becker
  • The King of Kindergarten, Derrick Barnes
  • Allies, Alan Graz
  • Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry
  • Rescue & Jessica, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
  • Scythe, Neal Shusterman
  • Stamped, Jason Reynolds
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung!, Jessica Kim
  • The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate
  • The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
  • Wishtree, Katherine Applegate
  • Mananaland, Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Llama Destroys the World, Jonathan Stutzman
  • Love, Z, Jessie Sima
  • The Bad Seed, Jory John
  • The Good Egg, Jory John
  • Nana in the City, Lauren Castillo
  • 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
  • A Boy Called BAT, Elana K. Arnold
  • Coyote Sunrise, Dan Gemeinhart
  • Front Desk, Kelly Yang
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (series), Lemony Snicket
Professional Reading
  • Powerful Partnerships, Karen L. Mapp
  • Raising Multiracial Children, Farzana Nayani
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen
  • When Kids Lead, Todd Nesloney and Adam Dovico
  • Kids First from Day One, Christine Hertz & Kristine Mraz 
  • Reclaiming Our Calling, Brad Gustafson 
  • Disrupting Thinking, Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst
  • Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, Brene Brown
  • Kids Deserve it!, Todd Nesloney
  • Leading Well, Lucy Calkins with Mary Ehrenworth and Laurie Pessah
  • Game Changer, Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp
  • The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Gary Chapman and Paul White
  • The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey
  • The Permission to Feel, Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
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