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Waukesha County Kids' Choice
March Book Madness
March Book Madness Bracket
Print and complete this March Madness bracket. Turn it in to Mrs. Paque by March 12th. The three students who predict the most wins for the entire tournament will receive a prize.
March Book Madness Middle Grade Interactive Bracket
Click on the green circle next to each book to see a book trailer or more information about the book. Use these resources to help complete your March Madness Bracket, which needs to be turned into Mrs. Paque by March 12th to participate in the bracket competition.
IditaRead Winter Reading Challenge-Pauline Haass Public Library
January 18-February 26 Grades 1-6
Race onto our Beanstack app to read and track your progress in our winter reading challenge! Readers will be racing along the IditaRead trail, reaching checkpoints with their reading. Readers will need to complete 27 hours of reading to get through all of the checkpoints and pass the finish line. The first 50 finishers in each age group (grades 1-3 and grades 4-6) receive a prize and all finishers can enter a drawing for a grand prize. Check out our handy guide on how to use the Beanstack app for this program.
Want more ways to win an IditaRead prize? Take part in our musher’s challenge and answer six trivia questions during the IditaRead program, a new fact and question available each week, for a chance to enter a prize drawing. We also have a prize for the racer who finishes the most reading so be sure to log past the 27 hour finishing mark!
Don’t forget to stop by the library and pick up your paper dog to decorate and have run on the library IditaRead map to track your progress!
Register for this program on the Beanstack app or website (as used in our Summer Reading Program). New to Beanstack? Get started here or contact the library for more information. No device? No problem; talk to our staff for a paper option.
Virtual MakerSpace-Create and Make at Home!
New Books in the SSIS Library
Using Sora on your Chromebook-Video Directions
Overdrive/Sora-Audio and eBooks
What is Mrs. Paque reading?
Letters from Cuba by Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther's father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It's heartbreaking to be separated from her beloved sister, so Esther promises to write down everything that happens until they're reunited. And she does, recording both the good--the kindness of the Cuban people and her discovery of a valuable hidden talent--and the bad: the fact that Nazism has found a foothold even in Cuba. Esther's evocative letters are full of her appreciation for life and reveal a resourceful, determined girl with a rare ability to bring people together, all the while striving to get the rest of their family out of Poland before it's too late. Based on Ruth Behar's family history, this compelling story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging times.
Publication Date: 2020-08-25
The Four Winds by #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER #1 INDIE BESTSELLER "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We've been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close."--The New York Times "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."--People "Through one woman's survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind." --Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. "My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family." Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman's only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa's tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa--like so many of her neighbors--must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it--the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Mrs. Paque, Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Rosenthal, Library Paraprofessional
Renew Your Library Books
Click on the Library Catalog link.
Click on Silver Spring Intermediate School.
Log in with your computer user name and password.
Click on the My Info tab.
Click the Renew button next to your book.
*Students can renew books two times online.