Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Grade Storytime

In first grade storytime this week we are reading Waddles by David McPhail and The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner. These book are both new books that we received in a recent book order. This first grade class listened so well during storytime that I let them all choose an animal to read to after they had checked out. They looked so cute that I had to take their picture.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Silver Bowl

Author: Diane Stanley

Call Number: F STA

From the age of seven when she became scullery maid is a castle, Molly has seen visions of the future which, years later, lead her and friend Tobias on an adventure to keep Alaric, heir to the throne, safe from a curse.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stolen Children

Author: Peg Kehret

Call Number: F KEH

Amy, babysitting for little Kendra, must use her wits to save herself and the child after they are kidnapped by two thugs who are demanding money from Kendra's wealthy parents in exchange for the lives of the girls.

It's Eagle Time Again

Last year, many of us at Taylor were fascinated by the eagles of Decorah, Iowa. The eagles are back online this year and you may view them using the link below. The live video of the eagles' nest is the number one most viewed live video of all time. It is an amazing way for students to observe eagles in their natural habitat. The link works best when viewed using Google Chrome. Also, be aware that there will be a commercial before you may view the live video of the eagles.

This amazing website is run by The Raptor Resource Project.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Toys Come Home

Author: Emily Jenkins
Call Number: F JEN

Contains six linked stories that tell how Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic become part of a little girl's toy collection and follow their adventures as they make friends with some of her other toys and try to navigate in the world of real people.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


This week fourth grade students are visiting the library and exploring wonderful poetry books. They are looking for examples of five types of poetry: concrete, free verse, haiku, clerihew, and limerick. They are then copying down the poems that they find and illustrating them. They will be adding to these poems by writing five original poems. We are also learning to use the term "poet" instead of "author" when referring to poetry.

Book Fair Thanks

Thank you to all of you who came and shopped at our Taylor Book Fair last week! We had an amazing book fair thanks to all of you. I especially want to thank Mrs. Howard for all of her hard work as our PTA book fair chair. It takes a lot of work to run a successful book fair, and Mrs. Howard assembled a wonderful team of volunteers who set up, ran, and packed up the book fair. As your librarian I am particularly grateful because the library benefits so much from the book fair. In the coming weeks look for many new books to be added to our collection, including many of the Bluebonnet books for next year! These were obtained for our library using book fair proceeds and we are very excited to have them!!