Sep. 16, 2020 -- The CHUH Summer Reading Challenge has come to an end. Students from Kindergarten to high school participated in this event and were eager to share their recommendations for specific titles. Here are a few of their comments:
“[I liked] The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent because I have polliwogs and I love them.”
“I Loved this book [Wishtree by Katherine Applegate]. It really teaches you that everyone is family even if you don't look the same or act the same. It teaches me that because, in the book all different animals live together and love each other like a family even though they are all different.”
“I thought the book [Twintuition by Tia and Tamera Mowry] showed how to be courageous. The twins were upset when they had to move. But they faced the challenge by making new friends.”
“I recommend this book [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowlings] to people of all ages! I think this is a great book to read by yourself or with the whole family also there are 6 other books in the series so if you enjoy the first one you can read some more! This book contains adventure and many cliff hangers. Evidence: Towards the end of the book Harry, Ron, and Hermione go into this place the find the Sorcerer's stone and Ron gets hurt on the way and Hermione stays with him so it is up to Harry to save the school and to get rid of Voldemort for now.”
“The Folger Edition of Romeo and Juliet is the best way to read this well-known romance story because it provides a detailed background on Shakespeare’s life, as well as how the story reflects that time period, and a section for further reading on the topic. On the left side, the book includes definitions for words not used anymore and words that had a very different meaning than they do know. For example, on page 74 (Act 2: Scene 2), the first definition is for proof (which is on line 78) “78. proof: invulnerably armed.” The left side sometimes also includes historic art that shows some of the defined words or shows the scene taking place.”
Thanks to the Heights Schools Foundation, eleven participants received Tiger swag. Two elementary students read more than fifty books each and were presented with a gift card from Dewey’s Pizza and a special pop-up book.
Upon receipt of the prizes, one family had this to say: “Oh my goodness, thank you so much! Lucy is so excited about all of the amazing swag, the beautiful pop up book (what a work of art), and getting a special pizza treat. Thank you for encouraging [my often reluctant] reader to read much more this summer than she would have.”
Watch for the opportunity to participate next summer.