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Last Updated: 6/22/2020 10:14 PM

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Library News Summer 2020

Reading all summer long will keep your skills sharp and help you do better in school next year!  It’s true!

Read whatever you like!  Graphic novels, chapter books, comic books, magazines or picture books.  Read outside under a tree or by the pool.  What you read and where you read are up to you as long as you are reading every day!

You can visit the Silas Bronson Library to borrow books.  You can get free ebooks on the Barnes and Nobles website.  You can read articles at National Geographic Kids or the San Diego Zoo right here on my website. 

You can also listen to read alouds of popular children’s books on YouTube or from Vooks.   If you liked the story Last Day Blues read by Ryan and Craig, you can go to their website to hear more stories ( or click on the link below.   The link for Vooks is below, too!

Try some of the fun reading activities on the chart I sent you with your Summer Reading Log.  After you read a book, write the title on the Reading Log and rate the book.  You can use the same books you read for me on the Barnes and Noble reading log and get a free book!  Read more about the B & N Summer Reading Giveaway below.  Remember, if you return the reading activities chart or log to me next year, you’ll get a treat!  Have a great summer and keep reading!

Miss Testa


Barnes & Noble

Summer Reading Giveaway!


Students in grades 1-6 can earn a free book by reading this summer. Read eight books, record them in your summer reading journal and bring your completed journal to your local B&N between 7/1/20-8/31/20 to receive your free book!  Click on the link below to get your reading journal then follow the steps below! You can also find this information on my library page on the Wendell Cross website.


Follow these simple steps to receive your FREE book:

  1. Fill out the student information on the bottom of the first page of the journal. A parent must sign on this page in order for the child to get a free book.

  2. In the reading log, have your child record the title and author, along with their favorite part of eight books to get their free book.

  3. Take the completed and signed reading journal into your local Barnes and Noble bookstore between July 1, 2020, and August 31, 2020. Present it to an employee and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list!      


Click on the Follett Destiny icon to view our Wendell Cross library catalog!

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Click on the Follett Shelf icon below to access ebooks from our library!
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Popular Educational Websites

Websites for kids recommended by the American Library Association


Home an online encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac and much more   


Online activities and interactive learning
for K-5


Mr. Nussbaum! Learning and Fun

 National Geographic Kids- People, places and animals


The Internet Public Library- Kids' Space

Check it out for hundreds of resources


The Official State of Connecticut Website for Children

Includes state symbols, history, and government information. 



Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids 

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (Image Map)

 Educational Website for Kids including

History, Geography, Biographies and Games


Interactive Literacy Activities



 Poetry Lessons and Rhyming Dictionary

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids


Keyboarding Practice





Reading and Math Activities



Connecticut Fun Facts for Kids 

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A-Z Animals

A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Pictures and Resources

San Diego Zoo

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Hundreds of games, articles, quizzes for kids


Wendell Cross Elementary School
29 John Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: (203) 574-8171

Fax: (203) 574-0719