Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

By: Jarrett Krosoczka
Call Number: 741.5 KRO

The school lunch lady, a secret crime fighter, uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Native American Research

Fourth grade is in the library this week doing research on four Native American tribes. Students are divided into four groups and are researching either the Caddo, Comanche, Jumano, or Karankawa tribe. They are doing a great job and learning a lot about these tribes that were native to Texas.

Bluebonnet Readers

I have had three Bluebonnet readers turn in their forms so far. Congratulations! This year when you turn in your form, I will be taking your picture to display in the library.


As a librarian I have learned that (almost) anything can become a bookmark. Here laminated strips (scraps from the office) became bookmarks worth fighting over after we stuck an animal sticker at the top of each of them.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

The Secret of the Painted House

Emily moves with her family from Chicago to the country where she is drawn to a mysterious playhouse she finds in the woods, and it is not long before she meets the painted house's sad, lonely inhabitant.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jarrett Krosoczka Visit

Author Jarrett Krosoczka visited our school last week. He spoke with all of our students about the process of writing books and becoming a published author. He also drew a Punk Farm sheep and a lunch lady for us. He autographed many books for Taylor students while he was here. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

Monday, September 21, 2009


After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Desperate Journey

In the mid-1800's, with both her father and her uncle in jail on an assualt charge, Maggie, her brother, and her ailing mother rush their barge along the Erie Canal to deliver their heavy cargo or lose everything.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baghead Sighting

Photo of actual Baghead spotted in the library.

Number the Stars

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lost and Found

Twin brothers Jay and Ray Grayson learn about friendship, honesty, and themselves after taking advantage of a clerical oversight in which their new school thinks there is only one Grayson boy.

The Last Olympian

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon.

Gone-Away Lake

Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.

One False Note

Amy and Dan Cahill are in the lead to find thirty-nine clues that safeguard a great power, and are in possession of a coded sheet of Mozart's music that will help them find the next clue while their relatives follow in close pursuit.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Maze of Bones

Amy and Dan, members of the powerful Cahill family, try to uncover the thirty-nine clues which will reveal the secrets of their lineage and find out what really happened to their parents.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Among the Hidden

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Earl the Squirrel

Earl the squirrel learns to gather acorns on his own with the help of the scarlet red scarf he got as a present from Jill.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Taylor Top Ten

Announcing the top ten books checked out at Taylor last year...

1. Babymouse. [5], Heartbreaker
2. Babymouse. [4], Rock Star
3. Dog
4. Babymouse: Camp Babymouse
5. Babymouse. [2], Our Hero
6. Babymouse. [3], Beach Babe
7. Garfield, Bigger Than Life
8. Weirdos From Another Planet!: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
9. Garfield Treasury
10. Where's Waldo?: the Fantastic Journey

I wonder which books will win this year???