Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Well my friends, we have to wait a week few months for our author and illustrator visits, but it will be worth the wait!  Now that we've read all of Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye's books, which one is your favorite?  Why?  (Please be specific).

Monday, January 30, 2017

One Author, One Illustrator, One School!

We are so lucky to be celebrating One Author, One Illustrator, One School next week!  I can't wait to meet author Kimberly Ridley and illustrator Rebekah Raye.  Their work is amazing, and we will be exploring their books together in preparation for their visits.

© Rebekah Raye

©Kimberley Ridley

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Awards!

5th graders, that exciting time of the year is coming again!  The Caldecott and Newbery Medals will be announced next Monday and I can't wait to hear who the winners are.

In preparation for the announcement, we're going to take a peek at some past winners and practice our library locating skills.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Toys Meet Snow

2nd graders, in this wonderful picture book, we meet Lumphy, StingRay and Plastic.

Lumphy is curious and asks many questions (like "What do you think snow is, exactly") that StingRay and Plastic answer very differently.

Please pick your favorite character and describe him or her here.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

MLK Jr. Day and the ALA Youth Media Awards

4th and 5th graders, January is an important month for children's books and more! On January 16th we recognize the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., and a week after that, the American Library Association Youth Media Awards will be announced.  One of those awards is given in honor of MLK and his late wife, Coretta Scott King.

Learn more about the Coretta Scott King awards, and then please answer these questions:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Great Joy!

One of my favorite holiday books is Great Joy written by Kate Dicamillo and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.

In this beautiful book, there are three very different characters: Frances, the mother, and the organ grinder.  Please use the words and illustrations of the book to help you describe your favorite character in the story.