Friday, August 27, 2010

First Week of School

We had a great first week in the library! First grade met my book baby for the first time, and learned to "Baby Your Books."

Third grade completed the "Where's Waldo" library scavenger hunt to review the main areas of the library. Second and fourth grade students heard some great books, and kindergarten and fifth grade are coming for the first time during the second week of school.

Oggie Cooder

Author: Sarah Weeks
Call Number: F WEE
Quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder goes from being shunned to everyone's best friend when his uncanny ability to chew slices of cheese into the shapes of states wins him a slot on a popular television talent show, but he soon learns the perils of being a celebrity--and having a neighbor girl as his manager.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Author: David Harrison
Call Number: 811 HAR

A collection of poems describing the highs and lows of a pirate's life at sea.

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

Author: Dan Yaccarino
Call Number: B COU

A pictorial biography of Jacques Cousteau, covering his adventures aboard "Calypso" with his team of scientists, diving equipment, and waterproof cameras, and work to protect the oceans from pollution.

Down, Down, Down

Author: Steve Jenkins
Call Number: 591.779 JEN

Illustrations explore the ocean from the birds and waves down to the deepest, darkest bottom; and feature jellyfish, squid, whales, and more.

Sparrow Girl

Author: Sara Pennypacker
Call Number: E PEN

Ming-Li vows to save as many sparrows as she can after her country's leader called sparrows the enemy of the farmer and banished them all from China.

14 Cows For America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy
Call Number: 247.676 DEE

Presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai people of Kenya to the U.S. as a gesture of comfort and friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Surfer of the Century

Author: Ellie Crowe
Call Number: B KAH

A biography of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, five-time Olympic swimming champion from the early 1900s who is also considered worldwide as the father of modern surfing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome Back Rock Stars!!

I had a wonderful summer and I hope you did as well! I read tons of books, how about you? I can't wait to see all of you back in the library. If you read any great books over the summer be sure to come and tell me about them, and you can even make a book commercial using our Nano to share with your friends. I am looking forward to this "Rockin'" year at Taylor!