Friday, April 29, 2011


Author: Jon Scieszka
Call Number: F SCI

Michael moves to a new school and learns that some of his friends are really aliens who have come to Earth in order to convince millions of kids to be Space Heads.


Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Call Number: F GIF

Forced to spend months at an aunt's house, Elizabeth feel a connection to her ancestor Zee, whose picture hangs on the wall, and who reveals her story of hardships during the Revolutionary War as Elizabeth comes to terms with her own troubles.


Author: Cynthia Lord
Call Number: F LOR

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Here Lies the Librarian

Author: Richard Peck
Call Number: F PEC

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor "Peewee" McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Teacher's Funeral

Author: Richard Peck
Call Number: F PEC

In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bookmark Contest

The library is sponsoring our third annual Bookmark Contest! Forms went home in last week's Thursday folders. We also have extra forms in the library. Design a bookmark and return your form to the library by Thursday, April 28. We will announce the winners at GMT on Friday morning. All winners will receive a free book. In addition, their bookmarks will be passed out in the library during Children's Book Week in May. Good luck!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Long Way From Chicago

Author: Richard Peck
Call Number: F PEC

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

A Year Down Yonder

Author: Richard Peck

Call Number: F PEC

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

Author: Keith McGowan
Call Number: F MCG

Eleven-year-old inventor Sol must recover his self-confidence if he and his eight-year-old sister, Connie, are to escape the clutches of Hansel and Gretel's witch, to whom they have been led by their new stepmother and the man they believe to be their father.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Displays

Our newest displays...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

5th Grade Book Club

Our 5th grade book club met over lunchtime today. We just finished reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. We all agreed that we liked it so much better than our last book. We are just starting our sixth book for the year, The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Think Pink!

Maybe our most popular display ever

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Shadows

Author: Jacqueline West Call Number: F WES When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats.

Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit

Author: Joan Carris Call Number: F CAR Ernest the mini-pig does his best to help the other animals at Grandpa Bender's boarding house get along and have fun, but the arrival of a hyper Scottish terrier puppy who wants to be a fox disrupts life.

Monday, April 4, 2011

March Displays


We have eagle fever in the library! We have been watching a pair of bald eagles in Iowa through this site:

Two of their eggs hatched over the weekend, with one still to come. We have read eagle books and learned amazing facts like bald eagle nests can weigh up to two tons! Check out the site at home, and come by the library to check out some bird books today!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Out of My Mind

Author: Sharon Draper

Call Number: F DRA

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Author: Tom Angleberger Call Number: F ANG Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.