Thursday, October 29, 2009

Book Fair Is Here!

Book Fair has come to Taylor! We have been busy selling books all week. If you haven't been to shop yet, you have until Friday at noon. Thanks to all of the PTA volunteers who make our book fair a huge success. Check out the awesome decorations...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

By: Jeff Kinney
Call Number: F KIN
Greg Heffley recounts his daily experiences during summer vacation as he tries to live out his ultimate fantasy of spending the days indoors playing video games with no responsibilities and no rules, despite his mother's attempts to pack the summer with outdoor activities and family fun.

The Wish Master

By: Betty Ren Wright
Call Number: F WRI

Certain that his grandfather doesn't want him around, Corby is unhappy when he and his mother go to spend the summer in Wisconsin to help take care of his ailing grandmother, until a local boy takes him to the Wish Master.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Summit

By: Gordon Korman
Call Number: F KOR

Four climbers, making a final push to be the youngest people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, must deal with low supplies, extreme conditions, a storm, and possible sabotage by one of their companions.

The Climb

By: Gordon Korman
Call Number: F KOR
The climbing contest to see who will be the youngest person to climb Mount Everest turns into a life or death mission.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Contest

By: Gordan Korman
Call Number: F KOR

Four climbers, winners of an American Junior Alpine Association contest, vie to become the youngest person ever to reach the peak of Mount Everest.

Monday, October 19, 2009


By: Patricia Reilly Giff
Call Number: F GIF

When Sam, who can barely read, discovers an old newspaper clipping just before his eleventh birthday, it brings forth memories from his past, and, with the help of a new friend at school and the castle they are building for a school project, his questions are eventually answered.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


By: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Call Number: F HAD

Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and Alex find themselves in 1483 at the Tower of London, and discover that Chip and Alex are Prince Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, imprisoned by Richard III; but trying to repair history without knowing what is supposed to happen proves challenging.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Taylor Book Club

The Taylor Book Club met for the first time today. Our book club has sixteen fifth grade members. Students received the first book that we are going to read together. We will meet weekly to discuss the books that we are reading together. Our meetings take place in the library during fifth grade lunch and students eat in the library while we talk. How fun is that!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Frisco Storytelling Festival

Though the weather this year was not ideal, we still had a great time at the Frisco Storytelling Festival. This is an amazing event put on by the Frisco Public Library every year. We heard two professional storytellers, as well as four student storytellers.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

During storytime second grade classes listened as I read Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Caralyn Buehner. As I read the book a student from each class used the Goldilocks and the three bears doll to act out the parts. They did a great job and it was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

By: Jeff Kinney
Call Number: F KIN

Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.

Monday, October 5, 2009


By: Wendelin Van Draanen
Call Number: F VAN

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Wimpy Kid Book Coming Soon!

Have you seen Greg in the library? He is generating lots of excitement for the newest Wimpy Kid book coming out soon. Dog Days by Jeff Kinney will be available for sale at our fall book fair the last week of October.

Greg Heffley's Journal

By: Jeff Kinney
Call Number: F KIN

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.