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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hello! Welcome to the Taylor library blog. My name is Diana Huff and I have been the librarian at Taylor since 2008. Please visit this blog for news and information about the Taylor library, as well as to keep up to date on all of the fun things happening here week to week. I also post the books I'm reading (C.I.P. summaries are used).