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Last Updated: 3/6/2023 6:39 PM

Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone by Frieda Wishinsky

We used Google Earth to travel to all the places Jennifer visited in the story; Paris, Rome, a Belgium Chocolate Shop, and a Viennese Pastry Shop, and then back home to Hand in Hand. We got a bonus with Mrs. Vivien's class when she showed us her hometown of Shenyang in China.

Jennifer Jones 2


Caldecott Musical Chairs

We had a thrilling game of musical chairs with some of the most beloved Caldecott-winning books! In this exciting version of the classic game, instead of chairs, players were circling around a pile of beautifully illustrated picture books.  The stunning illustrations and captivating stories of Caldecott winners like "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Snowy Day," and "Make Way for Ducklings" will keep you on the edge of your seat as you anticipate your next Caldecott book. 


musical chairs


Stem Time




Digital Citizenship

We used many books and videos to learn to be good digital citizens while we are online!

Digital Citizenship




The Fun of Wordless Picture Books

Several reasons wordless pictures help your child's growth in reading:

  • Helps build confidence in storytelling.
  • Helps with comprehension as they develop a child's ability to infer what's happening in the story.
  • They encourage the child to be creative in their storytelling.

Parents, please be creative with these books should your child check one out!







Play Card

PINES Library Access to Youth 


Parents, Please remember to turn in your child's Summer Reading Log!

We will celebrate all the students who participated in

the Summer Reading Challenge. 

(you should have received this form in May, however, feel free to use any type of list).




Macy read to her sister, Mia's class (Mrs. Ashlyn).  Her focus was to read stories that depict a child with a disability. She hopes this use of representation will lead to the normalization of differing abilities.             As she repeated to the children "I am just different not wrong."


We love our intern Ms. Tesa!



100th Day of School!


100th day



Mr. Evans reads The Little Red Hen 


Mrs. Mallory's class

Mr. Evan


PLay card



We love the new look of our Library!

Library new look




Parents, Please remember to turn in your child's Summer Reading Log!

We will celebrate all the students who participated in

the Summer Reading Challenge. 

(you should have received this form in May, however, feel free to use any type of recording ).





We love checking out books!



Ms. Taralyn and Ms. Ashley's PreK Class won the DAR Banner Contest!



Taralyn's class


Book Fair image

Dear families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from November 30 – December 13th! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.


You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards


Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

Happy reading,

Carole Bevis 

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.




Thank you parents for helping your students record all their Summer reading!

Summer Reads Students

Summer Reads Program!


Parents, Please click on the link for the school your child will attend next year. You will find a reading log to fill out over the summer. Each school celebrates differently, at Hand in Hand we usually have an ice cream party to celebrate our students' accomplishments.



Reading Eggs Certificates

Reading Eggs Certificates

Parents, During library time we have been handing out certificates to students as they complete levels in Reading Eggs. Did you know your child can work on Reading Eggs at home? Ask your child's teacher how to do this.

We are having fun with Dr. Seuss and not just on Wednesday!

Dr. Seuss

Black History Month!

Some of the books teachers will use to introduce students to black history.

black history


For the next several weeks we are learning how to be safe when playing games online and keeping our personal information private! Here are some of the books helping us master this skill.

           Online safety           

Our Elves are Hard at Work!




                       Some  Award Winners!

      Georgia Picture Book Awards

            We are getting into fall with some great stories!     


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything



  Looking for a book?                       
 Use these on-line card catalogs: 

Thomas County Library


Helpful Links

First Nine Weeks
  • Back to School
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Apples
  • Fall
Second Nine Weeks
  • Pumpkins
  • Bats
  • Halloween
  • Maps
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
Third Nine Weeks
  • Winter
  • Martin Luther King
  • Shadows
  • Symbols
  • Spring
Fourth Nine Weeks
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Summer

Online Read-Alouds:
Berenstain Bears
Fun With Spot (click play)
Little Critters

Storynory (audio-only stories to download to an MP3 or iPod player)

Fun Book-Related Web Sites:

Eric Litwin: Creator of Pete the Cat & The Nuts

Lists of Award-Winning Children's Books:

2019 ALA Notable Children's Books

2018-19 Georgia Book Awards

Time 100 Best Children's Books

New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books

Ways to Encourage Reading:
Reading Tips (Bilingual)
Easy Literacy Games
Ready-to-Read Checklist
When Parents are Concerned
Understanding Learning & Thinking in Pre-Schoolers