Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Design A Bookmark" Contest

Taylor's second annual "Design A Bookmark" contest is underway! Check your Thursday folders for the forms. We'll have extra forms in the library as well. All you have to do is design and draw a great bookmark. You may use this year's theme of "Reading Takes You Places" or come up with your own idea. All entries are due by THURSDAY, MAY 6. The winners will be announced at GMT on Friday, May 7. Good luck and have fun!!

The New Girl

Author: Meg Cabot
Call Number: F CAB

Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cooking Display

Our newest display:
Come on down to the library for a cook book today!

Six Flags Tickets Are Here!

If you participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program you will be getting your free Six Flags ticket shortly. I love this program because Six Flags is very special to my family. My parents met there the summer it opened. They worked in the same hamburger stand.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Babymouse: Heartbreaker

Author: Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
Call Number: 741.5 HOL

It's Valentine's Day, a day for romance, candy, and the school dance.

Caldecott Medal Books

Last week in the library we read Caldecott Medal books. We learned that the Caldecott Medal has been awarded every year since 1938 "to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceeding year."

Some of our favorites at Taylor include The Funny Little Woman by Mosel, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Gerstein, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Rathmann, Make Way for Ducklings by McCloskey, and Black and White by Macaulay.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Muktar and the Camels

Author: Janet Graber
Call Number: E GRA

Muktar, an eleven-year-old refugee living in a Kenyan orphanage, dreams of tending camels again, as he did with his nomadic family in Somalia, and has a chance to prove himself when a traveling librarian with an injured camel arrives at his school.

Moving Day

Author: Meg Cabot
Call Number F CAB

Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stepping on the Cracks

Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Call Number: F HAH

In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Storyteller Auditions

Every year the Lone Star Storytelling Festival takes place in October, and all of the fourth graders in Frisco are able to attend. The Frisco Public Library is accepting audition tapes for those students who might like to be a student teller. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, come by the library and I have more information for you. We would be very proud to have a Taylor student be featured as one of the storytellers!

each little bird that sings

Author: Deborah Wiles
Call Number: F WIL

Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.


We have a tater tot collection in the library. We currently have 39 tots and welcome tot donations. What does this have to do with libraries or books? Nothing! It's just fun. Thank you to my sweet and generous students who have brought me tots this year.

Gardening Display

Check out our new gardening display! We have many books about spring and gardening in our library. Come on down and check one out today!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson
Call Number: F ROB
The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Potato Chip Puzzles

Author: Eric Berlin
Call Number: F BER

Winston and his friends enter an all-day puzzle contest to win fifty-thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.


Author: Andrew Clements
Call Number: F CLE
When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.