Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Uglified Ducky

Author: Willy Claflin
Call Number: E CLA
Resets Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The ugly duckling, in the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska, where a baby moose is raised by a family of ducks who try to teach him to waddle, quack, and fly but cannot see his true beauty.

Squirrel's World

Author: Lisa Moser
Call Number: E MOS
Squirrel's well-meaning attempts to help Mouse, Turtle, and his other forest friends do not always turn out as planned.

The Hinky Pink

Author: Megan McDonald
Call Number: E MCD
Anabel, a talented seamstress, is delighted to be summoned to the Great Castle of Firenze to create a special dress for Princess Isabella Caramella Gorgonzola, but becomes discouraged when her efforts are continually subverted by an unseen sprite.

All Stations! Distress!

Author: Don Brown
Call Number: 910.916 BRO
Presents an illustrated account of the Titanic's deadly voyage on April 12, 1912, when two thousand passengers, rich and poor alike, fought to survive the tragedy while partially filled lifeboats launched into the night with seven hundred people as some family members stayed behind.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Books in the Library!

We have just received a new book order in the library. Hurry to the library and check one out today before they're all gone!

Bluebonnet Voting

We held our Bluebonnet voting today. All 119 students who read at least five Bluebonnet books were able to vote for their favorite in the cafeteria during lunch. And Taylor's favorite Bluebonnet book was... SAVVY by Ingrid Law. It earned 28 votes, and the runner-up was Help Me, Mr. Mutt! with fifteen votes.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Storytelling in the Library

The PTA brought Gwen Caldwell to our campus this week. She was a wonderful storyteller and captivated every grade level. She had a box that represented each one of her stories.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Wish

Author: Gail Carson Levine
Call Number: F LEV

Eighth-grader Wilma Sturtz, granted her wish to become the most popular kid at Claverford school, uses her unexpected popularity to help others and finds, when the spell wears off, that she has made some true friends.

My Vicksburg

Author: Ann Rinaldi
Call Number: F RIN

During the siege of Vicksburg, thirteen-year-old Claire Louise struggles with difficult choices when family and friends join opposing sides of the war.


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Call Number: F SPI
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.

Only Emma

Author: Sally Warner
Call Number: F WAR

Third-grader Emma's peaceful life as an only child is disrupted when she has to temporarily share her tidy bedroom with four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto, a bona fide "pain in the patootie."

Horns & Wrinkles

Author: Joseph Helgerson

Along a magic-saturated stretch of the Mississippi River near Blue Wing, Minnesota, twelve-year-old Claire and her bullying cousin Duke are drawn into an adventure involving Bodacious Deepthink the Great Rock Troll, a helpful fairy, and a group of trolls searching for their fathers.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bluebonnet Forms Due January 14!

All Bluebonnet forms are due January 14! If you want to be able to vote for your favorite Bluebonnet and come to the awesome party, be sure to turn yours in! All you have to do is read five Bluebonnet books and turn in the form signed by your parent. There are extra forms in the library if you need one. Don't forget!!!!