Flush by Carl Hiaasen

 See the source image  Students will begin reading Carl Hiaasen’s Flush (870L), a high-interest novel about a boy whose father has been arrested for sinking a casino boat that was polluting the ocean by pumping sewage into it. As they read the novel, students will also read excerpts of interviews with Carl Hiaasen in order to determine how his geographic location has shaped his perspective, and how his perspective is evident in Flush.


Kids inspiring Kids

  The Reading Rookies inspired 3rd grade readers at King Street School and shared their love of reading.  Then it was back to school with a  visit to Ms. Kaufman’s class on "Autism Speaks" Day.  They made “A Ball about Me” with the class and read the book “ The Day the Crayons Quit”.  Go Reading Rookies!








 Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, one crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls in search of the mother who abandoned them—an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.




During your next outing or gathering, take action-packed photos, then have your child create captions to go with each picture. Assemble the pictures and captions in a picture book or album, and add speech and thought bubbles to create a personalized – and probably hysterical -- graphic novel.