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2020 March Madness

Battle of the Picture Books





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2019 March Madness

Battle of the Picture Books

The 2019 WINNER!


(Click on The Cover to Watch Each of the Read Aloud Videos)

Scroll to Bottom of Nominated Titles to Vote: Click on Book Image

Week One


Week Two

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Week Three

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Week Four



2018 Norwood Young Readers Awards

Fourth Grade students have the opportunity to select the next Norwood Young Readers Awards (NYRA). Ten titles have been nominated (Click here to see the Winning Title!!). Students who read at least four of the titles between November-January will be able to vote in the district-wide literacy initiative. The winner will be announced in February, 2019. 

March Book Madness


                        WINNER:  One by Kathryn Otoshi                                          

Winner of the Fourth Round/Week Four

My New Friend Is So Fun!

Winner of the Third Round/Week Three

A Tie!  Jabari Jumps and One

Winner of the Second Round/Week Two

The Sneetches

Winner of First Round/Week One

Jabarai Jumps

                (Click on the Image below to watch all of the Video Read Alouds)


                    Share A Book 2018

This year, the Cleveland community will be reading Barbara O'Connor's "How To Steal A Dog" as its Share A Book. All the classroom teachers will be reading the novel for a shared reading experience.

Share A Book 2017!

On February 16th, the Cleveland kicked off its annual Share A Book Read Aloud Program. We will be reading Sharon Creech's "Ruby Holler".

Goodreads describes "Ruby Holler": "Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they are restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer and are changed forever."

Share A Book 2016!

This year, the Cleveland community read Newbery Honor Book "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo as part of its Share A Book program. Every classroom teacher, in every grade, read aloud the story. The title was also read by specialists and administrative staff.

In April, the Cleveland School had the opportunity to view the story's film version.

Share A Book 2015!

The Cleveland School participated in Share A Book this year by celebrating Ivan, the silverback gorilla!

Grades One and Two read Katherine Applegate's "Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla", a nonfiction picture book.**  

They also read and learned about gorillas.

Grades Three, Four and Five read Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan", the 2012 Newbery Award winner for Children's Literature.

Scroll Down Below To Check Out What We Thought About Our Reading. Scroll Down further to read about Ivan and Katherine Applegate.

**(The Cleveland School would like to publicly acknowledge the Norfolk County Teachers Association for funding the purchase of "Ivan The  Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla" picture book by Katherine Applegate.)

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