Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Author: Mike Lupica
Call Number: F LUP

Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the president's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Fair: It's a Reading Celebration!

It's Book Fair time again!! Our spring Book Fair will be open Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 2. The Book Fair hours are Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 3:20, and Friday from 7:30 - 12:00. Please join us on Monday - Thursday for Lunch With a Loved One, where Taylor students are welcome to invite loved ones to each lunch with them and then shop the Book Fair together. Our Family Movie Night will be Monday night from 6:30 - 8:30. Come watch Dolphin Tale and shop the Book Fair!! We hope you all will join us for our Reading Celebration!!

Fifth Grade Book Commercials

Mrs. Howeth, Mrs. Sonkin and I have been working on a fun project with fifth grade for the past month. Students are working in groups to produce book commercials. Filming has finished, and here students are working on editing their videos. We can't wait to share these amazing book commercials with you when they're finished!

First Grade Ocean Animal Research

First grade visited the library last week for ocean animal research. Students had fun learning about crustaceans, fish, birds, mammals, and invertebrates. They rotated through five stations and used books to research the animal's habitats, adaptations, and attributes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bluebonnet Parties

On Tuesday we held our Bluebonnet parties to celebrate the book that was the overall winner for the state of Texas. One hundred students who had read at least five Bluebonnet books were invited to attend. Students entering the party were able to tell which book was the winner (it was top secret until that morning): We had so much fun celebrating The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. We began the party by watching a video message from the author. Then it was time for making Origami Yodas, enjoying blue donuts and Yoda soda (lime sherbet and Sprite), and face painting. We ended with a game: Escape the Death Star. On their way out every student was able to choose a paperback book, bookmark, and a pencil to keep. What a great day it was!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bad to the Bone

Author: Lucy Nolan
Call Number: F NOL

As told from the perspective of the dog, Down Girl, as she explains about her days protecting her home from the enemy next door, Here Kitty Kitty, and the many ways she tries to properly train her master, Rruff.

The Throne of Fire

Author: Rick Riordan
Call Number: F RIO

Carter and Sadie must outsmart the House of Life and the gods of chaos in order to complete their worldwide search for an ancient Egyptian book.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Displays

Our fun February displays: Mrs. Gorlaczyk pulled books with red covers for this fun display.

Dog books are always popular here at Taylor so we know this dispay will be a huge hit!