Monday, September 27, 2010

Anastasia Suen

Author Anastasia Suen will be visiting our school on Tuesday, October 12. All students will have the opportunity to hear her speak. We are also providing the opportunity to purchase Anastasia Suen books, which she will personally dedicate while she is here. Order forms have gone home in Thursday folders, and there are extras available in the library. This week in library every grade level will hear Anastasia Suen books, and complete fun activities to go along with them. We are so privileged to be able to have a real children's book author visit us!

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Roald Dahl
Call Number: F DAH

A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This week in second grade story time we are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Caralyn Buehner. This is a bouncy version of the familiar story. With each class I have one student volunteer hold my Goldilocks and the three bears doll and use it to act out the story as I read it. It is a lot of fun to watch and listen to the story this way!

Todd's TV

Author: James Proimos
Call Number: E PRO

When Todd's parents are too busy to take care of him, his television steps in to handle the parenting.

Monday, September 20, 2010

College Week is Here!

Gig 'Em Aggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Author: Wendy Mass
Call Number: F MAS

After her twelfth birthday, Rory checks off a list of things she is finally allowed to do, but unexpected consequences interfere with her involvement in the movie being shot at her school, while a weird prediction starts to make sense.

New Books Are Ready for Check-Out

You've all had a chance to preview them, and now they're ready to check out! Come on down to the library to choose a new book today!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven

Author: Graham Salisbury
Call Number: F SAL

Fourth-grader Calvin creates a unique way to express his desire for a dog after his teacher asks him to write a persuasive argument about something he really wants.

Bluebonnet Reading Program

Our Bluebonnet Reading Program has begun for the year. This program is open to all third through fifth grade students. All you have to do is read five of the Bluebonnet books from this year's list, and fill out your Bluebonnet form. We have extra forms in the library if you misplace yours. Return your form to me in the library and I will ask you a few simple questions to be sure you read the books. Then you will be one of our Bluebonnet readers! We will have voting in the cafeteria in January where you will cast your vote for your favorite Bluebonnet book. Then in February you will be invited to our Bluebonnet party. I hope you will all be one of our Bluebonnet readers this year! Here is a link to the current Bluebonnet list:

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Van Gogh Cafe

Author: Cynthia Rylant
Call Number: F RYL

The Van Gogh Cafe, located in Flowers, Kansas, has magic in its walls, causing strange and mysterious events to occur there.

Fashion Kitty

Author: Charise Merical Harper
Call Number: 741.5

After a stack of fashion magazines falls on Kiki Kitty's head while she is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, Kiki turns into Fashion Kitty, a feline superhero who saves other kitties from fashion disaster.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rockin' Book Reviews

This year in the library you will have the opportunity to recommend books to your friends. If you read a book that you LOVE and think other students should know about, grab a Rockin' Book Review form from the folder on the wall. Fill it out and we'll take your picture with the book. We'll post your comments and picture on the wall in the library so others can read about the book you enjoyed. Here is a picture of me with one of my favorite books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Rockin' Book Reviews by Mrs. Goralczyk and me are posted currently but we hope to have some written by students soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The View From Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Call Number: F KON

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Read Like A Rock Star

To go along with our new school theme, our library theme for this year is "Read Like A Rock Star." How do you like our "rock band?"
Here are some examples of the cute book displays that Mrs. Goralczyk made:
They are so funny and the books get checked out constantly. Then we just put a new one on the display.


Fifth grade came to the library this week for some genre practice. Groups of students were given a box of books, and they had to work together to sort the books into the correct genre categories. The genres they learned about included non fiction, realistic fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, biography, autobiography, poetry, folktale, and historical fiction. They did a great job and learned a lot. Which is your favorite genre?