Here at Forest Hills, we strive to instill in our students a lifetime love of reading. By encouraging your student to continue to read throughout the school year and the summer, you too can help encourage the love of reading. Reading is the key to a successful future. To help in the endeavor, we are providing some recommended summer reading lists.
NEW COVID-19 Educational Digital Access Guidelines!
To assist with remote learning, Penguin Random House has implemented a number of policy changes to help teachers access our books and digital materials. This support will continue into the fall.
For information on our Interim Open License for Online Story Time, Classroom Read-Aloud Videos, and Live Events:
For information on our Interim Discounted Digital-Book Library Program For Online Patrons, Educators, And Students:
Thematic Reading Guides and Collections for Elementary Education
NEW! Amazing Stay at Home Reads
NEW! Great Read Alouds
NEW! Amazing STEM
MORE Thematic Reading Guides and Collections
NEW Coding and Makerspace Collection? Want to create your own experiments or makerspace?
Get your Elementary Students Excited about Poetry! New Fun and Engaging Poetry Collection
There’s A Lot to Learn in Your Kitchen. New Cooking, Recipes, and Food Collection
Looking for Bilingual Books for Early Learners? New Bilingual Spanish Books Collection
At Home Games and Activities
Social Emotional Learning
Fairy Tales and Folklore
STEAM: Science and Nature
Focusing on three main content areas for teachers and librarians, educators can discover
FREE downloadable resources, access state award information, and request author visits. The site will also feature on-demand webinars and book buzzes for educators to learn about new books and hear from authors and illustrators.
Produced for teachers, librarians, and PARENTS, there are three age/grade focused pages that can be found on RHTeachersLibrarians.com that will host book suggestions, materials, and other great resources. Click HERE to visit the Elementary page!
Engaging and Fun at Home Activities!
by Laura Robb
Each time you receive the PRH Elementary Education Newsletter, there will be a teaching and learning feature for pre-school to grade 1, grades 2-3, and grades 4 to 6 by Laura Robb. Lessons will be interactive and involve all age groups in creative and critical thinking conversations, writing, and art projects. Over the next months you will explore Mother Goose poems for younger children, time-tested poems for grades 2 and 3, and fairy and folk tales for grades 4 to 6. Enjoy!
Let’s Work Together Teaching Guide: Mystery
Connect readers to the intrigue and suspense and help give students the road map they need to navigate mysteries with this latest guide!
Tips for Helping Students With Disabilities During Pandemic
Book Donation Policy
We sincerely welcome gifts and donations in the form of materials or monetary funds. All donations are reviewed according to the collection and development policy and must meet the same criteria as all other items. Books not accepted for the collection will be disposed of in a manner determined by the library. The use and disposal will be at the discretion of the LMS in the interest in maintaining an appropriate and balanced collection.
The donation should meet the following criteria before adding to the collection.
- The offered items are within the scope of the library’s collection and their use falls within the stated library mission.
- The library has enough time and resources to process and maintain the offered items.
- The item does not unnecessarily duplicate materials already held.
- The item’s condition is acceptable.
- The library has space to store the donated items.
- The item is supportive of the school's curriculum or interests of faculty and students and is on an appropriate elementary school academic level.