Broadview-Thomson K-8



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The goal of the Broadview-Thomson library is to foster lifelong readers and effective users of information.

Summer Reading Recommendations (from SPS K-8 Librarians)

Going into 1st grade

1. Ploof by Ben Clanton and Andy Chou Musser 

2. Pizza and Taco Series by Stephan Shasken 

3. The Big Cheese by Jory John and Pete Oswald 

4. The Artivist by Nikkolas Smith 

5. Dim Sum Palace by X. Fang 

6. A Garden in my Hands by Meera Sriram 

Going into 2nd Grade

1. Doggo and Pupper Series by Katherine Applegate 

2. Ty’s Travels (I Can Read Series) by Kelly Starling Lyons 

3. Ham Helsing Series by Rich Moyer 

4. Have You Seen My Invisible Dinosaur? by Helen Yoon

5. Once Upon a Fairy Tale House: The True Story of Four Sisters and the Magic They Built by Mary Lyn Ray

Going into 3rd Grade

1. Isla of Adventure series by Dela Costa 

2. The Book of Turtles by Sy Montgomery 

3. Farah Rocks Series by Susan Muaddi Darraj 

4. Henry likes Classroom Ten by Jenn Bailey 

5. Reina Ramos Works it Out! By Emma Otheguy

6. Shermy and Shake: The Not-So-Nice Neighbor by Kirby Larson

Going into 4th-6th grade 

Sasquatch Nominees

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui  

Battle Dragons: City of Thieves by Alex London  

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr 

The Boys in the Back Row by Mike Jung  

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton and David Mottram

The Insiders by Mark Oshiro

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt by Varian Johnson

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Young Readers Choice Award Nominees

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

Pony by R.J. Palacio

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera 

Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac 

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

Going into Grades 7-9

Young Reader Choice Nominees

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride 

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger 

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean 

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley 

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff 

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

STYLE music workshops

letters that spell "STYLE" with open book and music notes

In late winter 2024, students in K-5 participated in songwriting workshops with local musicians through the STYLE (Songwriting through Youth Literature Education) program. Students came to the library and learned how to write a song about a book they had read! Each class has a song recorded- grades 4 and 5 recorded tracks in a recording studio set up in the library!

STYLE workshop recordings

SORA App for e-books and audiobooks


This year, students in grades 3 and up have had instruction using SORA to access e-books and audiobooks. Students can get to SORA through the CLEVER portal.