Monday, October 27, 2014

This Week in the Library...

This week, we're reading spooky Halloween Stories!

Third graders will be reading Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann.  You can see some of the great illustrations from the book at Macmillan's website.

Fourth graders will be reading The Widow's Broom by Chris VanAllsburg.  Find out more about this mysterious book at Chris VanAllsbrug's website.

Fifth graders will be reading an excerpt from Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn.  Find out more about the book and read a chapter online at Mary Downing Hahn's website.

Monday, October 20, 2014

This week in the library...

We're getting in the Halloween spirit with some spooky stories!

Third Grade will be reading Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown.

Here's a great video of illustrator Peter Brown talking about his inspiration for his illustrations.

Fourth Grade will be reading The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg.

You can find out more about The Stranger at Chris Van Allsburg's website.

Fifth Grade will be reading The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage.

Check out the book trailer for this book here:

Friday, October 17, 2014

#IYL Roxie and the Hooligans

Some of our fourth graders have read Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Roxie and the Hooligans in class, so I created this IYL for those who are looking for something similar to Roxie!

Monday, October 13, 2014

This Week in the Library...

This week, we are FALLing for some great books!

Fifth graders are listening to a book talk about The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner.

You can read more about Gianna here, and this great video asks some children's authors what kind of tree they would be:

Fourth graders are listening to Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur.

Third graders are listening to Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller & Anne Wilsdorf.

Listen to the author read her book!

Have a great week!

Friday, October 10, 2014

#IYL Halloween

Leaves are on the ground and there's a chill in the air.  (Okay, so maybe not in Texas, but still...) It's almost Halloween!

To get you ready, here are my favorite Halloween stories!