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Project READ - FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART

RILINK has received a $11,950 LSTA grant from OLIS for Project Read - FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART to

  • provide online access to eBooks with read-aloud functionality and digital audio books for K-12 students who have limited reading skills or are reluctant readers and do not qualify for materials and services to the blind and physically handicapped
  • encourage parents, grandparents, teachers and other community members to share the reading experience
  • make connections to books that can be read, shared and discussed by members of both groups through the use of social media, online library collections and classroom connections.

 

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Servicesusing funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
         
         
James Howe not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, book with CD This is a gentle story about sparing a friend's feelings and how to be a true friend to someone. It's a lovely transition from picture book to chapter book, accessible length and beautiful illustrations.  Melissa Skinnell, GSLIS Student at the University of Rhode Island.
 
Andres Miedoso not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, 8 of 9 titles in the series are available

The engaging storyline is perfect for both elementary and middle school students. The ghost element and illustration appeals to all kids. The high interest and low readability will have broad appeal.  Steph Mills, Cranston Public Schools.

Note:  There are currently nine books in the series.

Amy Hest

not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book My daughter and I returned to this quiet book time and again. It has a wintry, holiday vibe and demonstrates generosity, neighborliness, good deeds and being brave in the every day.  Melissa Skinnell, GSLIS Student at the University of Rhode Island.
 
Caralyn Buehner not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book

It's very funny, has hidden pictures for kids to find, and the theme fits. Dex is always being bullied, so he works out, and transforms himself, via bodybuilding and a costume, to Superdog. He really becomes a superdog who helps in his community, and at the end, saves the bully - who asks to become his sidekick. Humor, community service, helping yourself instead of acting out, forgiveness, humor - it's a great picture book.  Lisa Casey, School Librarians of Rhode Island.

Alternate title:  Dex: the Heart of a Hero.


 
Melanie Conklin digital audio book, CD When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs. But it also means the Owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves.  With equal parts heart and humor, Melanie Conklin’s debut is a courageous and charming story of love and family—and what it means to be counted.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
Andrew Clements ebook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player When Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. (but) Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
         
         
Victoria Jameson eBook book, eZone eBook, CD So begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school… in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.
(Annotation from Amazon.) (2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book.)
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
         
         
         
Jacqueline Woodson eBook book, large print, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A well known and high interest title.  Deirdre Carlino, Curtis Corner Middle School
 

Martin Ganda

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Caitlin Alifirenka

ebook eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player This book shows how small acts of kindness can change another person's life. This book gives the reader insight into what it's like to live in another country (Zimbabwe), where there is a great deal of poverty and where people highly value the ability to attend school, which they must pay for and most cannot afford. Books like this help to foster empathy and understanding for other cultures.  Mary Tow, Rhode Island Library Association.
Andres Miedoso not currently available as an eBook or digital audio book, 8 of 9 titles in the series are available

The engaging storyline is perfect for both elementary and middle school students. The ghost element and illustration appeals to all kids. The high interest and low readability will have broad appeal.  Steph Mills, Cranston Public Schools

Note:  There are currently nine books in the series.


 
Linda Sue Park eBook, digital audio eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player Two stories about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.  (Annotation from Amazon.)
Carl Hiaasen eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, large print In Florida's Everglades an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can’t stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher. (Annotation from Amazon.) 

Garth 

Nix

audiobook book, eZone eBook, audio book Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land -- and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low. (from Amazon)
 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
title author available through RILINK as available through Ocean State Libraries as  
         
         

Angie 

Thomas

eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player It has relevance to young people and society. It is a quality work. Students really like the book and read it in full.- Peter Quesnel, School Librarians of Rhode Island.
Jacqueline Woodson eBook book, large print, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A well known and high interest title.  Deirdre Carlino, Curtis Corner Middle School
 

Martin Ganda and

Caitlin Alifirenka

ebook eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player This book shows how small acts of kindness can change another person's life. This book gives the reader insight into what it's like to live in another country (Zimbabwe), where there is a great deal of poverty and where people highly value the ability to attend school, which they must pay for and most cannot afford. Books like this help to foster empathy and understanding for other cultures.  Mary Tow, Rhode Island Library Association.
Becky Albertalli eBook book (also available in Spanish), eZone eBook and audio book, CD  Movie version, Love, Simon also available in DVD, Blu-Ray A well-written, engaging and entertaining book that covers a very real issue in a sensitive way.  Peter Quesnel, School Librarians of Rhode Island.
 

 
Elizabeth Acevedo eBook book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD A novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.

(Annotation from Amazon.)

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.

Pam Munoz Ryan digital audio book book, eZone eBook and audio book, CD, portable media player

Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.  Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges... ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge... 

2016 Newbery Honor book.

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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