Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Escaping the Giant Wave

Author: Peg Kehret
Call Number: F KEH

When an earthquake creates a tsunami when thirteen-year-old Kyle is babysitting his sister during a family vacation at a Pacific coast resort, he tries to save himself, his sister, and a boy who has bullied him for years.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Our Newest Library Users

Our kindergarten students are doing a great job in the library! They have been learning about how to take care of library books and how to look for library books on the shelves using shelf markers. You can ask your kindergartener what types of things make Mr. Wiggle sad. You can also ask them to sing the shelf marker song for you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Genre Sorting

Students have been learning about genres in the classroom. In library, we are practicing sorting books into their correct genres. Some of the books I have given them are very tricky, but the students are doing a great job! They work together in groups to decide what genre a book belongs to. Genres they have learned to identify include realistic fiction, fantasy, expository non fiction, folktale, legend, myth, poetry, biography, and more!

I Just Love This Picture

Fifth graders "reading" in the reading corner.

New Displays

Aliens and UFO'sDogs

For the Girls

For the Guys

We love to have new displays. It is so fun to watch the books fly off of the shelves!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Home on the Range

Author: Lucy Nolan

Call Number: F NOL

Two dogs, Down Girl and Sit, accompany their masters to a dude ranch, where the encounter scary "squirrels" that live in holes in the ground, stampedes, and enemies even worse than their nemesis -- the cat that lives next door.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Regarding the Fountain

Author: Kate Klise
Call Number: F KLI

When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

College Week

This week we are having College Week and today students were able to dress like what they wanted to be when they grow up. Krista dressed like a librarian, so of course I had to take a picture of her!

Library Learning With Technology

Taylor will be hosting author Kate Klise this year on October 6. She will speak to all grade levels. Students are using technology in the library to learn about Kate Klise. Using iPod Touches, students scan QR codes that take them directly to Ms. Klise's website. They then explore her website and find an interesting fact about her. Next they go into Notes and record their interesting fact. It is a fun way for them to learn about the amazing author who we are privileged to have coming soon to our school.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Ten Books List

Have you been wondering what the top ten books checked out at Taylor last year were? I knew you were! Here is the answer to your question:
1. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey (checked out 115 times during the last school year alone!)
2. The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin
3. Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies by Dav Pilkey
4. Squirrel's World by Lisa Moser
5. Scientific Progress Goes "Boink": a Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
8. Guinness World Records to the Extreme
9. I Spy A to Z: a Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo
10. Garfield Treasury by Jim Davis

Mornings in the Library

Wow! Every morning as soon as I open the library I have 3rd - 5th graders pouring in to check out new books. This is the sort of sight that truly makes a librarian's day! Remember, the library is open before school (almost) every day. 3rd - 5th graders may obtain a library pass in the gym to come down to the library and get new books. I can't wait to see you!!

Things That Make You Go Hmmm???

Stop by the library today to check out some books about "Things That Make You Go Hmmm???" Looks for the new display where all of the book titles end in question marks.

Over My Dead Body

Author: Kate Klise

Call Number: F KLI

A story told mostly through letters in which busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories, as well as to break up the popular writing team of I. B. Grumply, ghost Olive C. Spence and eleven-year-old illustrator Seymour Hope.

Till Death Do Us Bark

Author: Kate Klise

Call Number: F KLI

In this story told mostly through letters,Noah Breth's feuding children come to Ghastly, Illinois, to follow a trail of limericks to their inheritance, while Seymour tries to convince Iggy and Olive to let him keep Mr. Breth's dog.

Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear

Author: Norma Fox Mazer

Call Number: F MAZ

Ten-year-old Sprig no longer gets along with her twelve-year-old sister, Dakota, but the two pull together during their father's extended businedd trip to Afghanistan, sharing concerns about his saftey, an elderly neighnor's health, fights with their best friends, and boys.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster

Call Number: F JUS

Milo travels through a magical tollbooth and begins a journey to the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he and a "watch" dog named Tock try to end the feud between numbers and words.