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Ridge Hill School




The Ridge Hill Library Media Center


The Ridge Hill Library Media Center is spacious and bright. It holds approximately 11,000 books, periodicals and multimedia materials for students and faculty.  

Students visit the library every week for scheduled classes and book exchange. Open book exchange is offered daily during the last 20 minutes of the day. Students in grades K-1 may borrow one book. Students in grade 2 may borrow two books. Students in grade 3-6 may borrow up to four books at a time.

"VIP" students are allowed to borrow an additional two books or magazines.


Kindergarten Students choose the Ridge Hill HobboMock Illustrator Award

    After learning about the Caldecott Medal Award students chose one book out of 5 Nominees that they thought had the best illustrations, using the appropriate criteria to decide.

 The winner for 2018 is: The Messy Book by Maudie Powell-Tuck
  Illustrated by Richard Smythe


The winner for 2017 is: Your Alien by Tami Sauer  Illustrated by Goro Fujita


First Graders choose the Ridge Hill Hobbomock Author Award

After learning about the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for beginning readers students chose one book out of 5 Nominees that they thought was the best beginning reader, using the appropriate criteria to decide. 

 The winner for 2018 is:   What's your favorite favorite? By Bob     Shea     
The winner for 2017 is: Cork and Fuzz:Spring Cleaning By Dori Chaconas
                                               Illustrated by Lisa McCue                              



     About the Nutmeg Book Award

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL),the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.

The Four Levels of Nutmeg:                                                                           

Elementary Award:  Grades 2-4  (15 nominees each year)

Intermediate Award:  Grades 4-6  (10 nominees each year)

Teen Award:  Grades 7-8  (10 nominees each year)

High School Award:  Grades 9-12  (10 nominees each yea

See below for  additonal information on  award books:

Magazines for Children

Magazines can make great gifts for the Holidays or any time of year. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Boy’s Life http://www.boyslife.org/   For kids ages 6-8 and ages 9-10, each issue contains articles about the news, nature, history, fiction stories, sports and more.
  • Cobblestone: American History for Kids http://www.cobblestonepub.com/magazine/COB/   For kids ages 8-14, each issue examines a part of America’s past.
  • Highlights for Children http://www.highlights.com/   For kids ages 4-14, issues contain poems, stories, puzzles, jokes, riddles, rebus stories, crafts and hidden pictures.
  • National Geographic Kids http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids  For kids ages 8-14, issues cover a wide variety of topics, but focuses on geography, adventure, wildlife and science.
  • Ranger Rick https://kids.nwf.org/Kids.aspx For kids ages 7 and up, issues feature animal photos, funny drawings, and stories about nature, outdoor adventure and the environment.  
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids http://www.sikids.com   Elementary age kids, issues include interviews with sports heroes, comics, action photos and more.
  • Zoobooks  http://www.zoobooks.com   For kids ages 4-12, issues teach appreciation of animals.

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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