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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Ish" as Mrs. Figueroa's Fave


"Ish" by Peter R. Reynolds

This book is about a boy names Ramon who loves to draw. He draws all the time and one day his brother comes in and sees his drawings. His brother says something to him and then Ramon becomes sad. His sister comes up with a plan to make him happy again.
I recommend this book because it makes me feel happy inside because it's always ok to be just who we are and none of us have to be perfect.

Find this book in the everyone section at E SCI.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Figueroa

"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" as Mrs. Mitchell's Fave


"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" by Jon Scieska


Who's says there's only one side to a story? Of course not, there is ALWAYS two sides, a different perspective. This hysterical book is all about the poor, poor wolf and his explanation how things happened through his lenses!


Find this book in the everyone section at E SCI.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  


By Mrs. Mitchell

"The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of The Amazon Rain Forest" as Mrs. Machado's Fave

"The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of The Amazon Rain Forest" by Lynne Cherry

This book is about the Amazon rain forest and all of the creatures who depend on it as a life source. Each animal will walk up to the young man and try to convince him not chop down the large tree. It's a beautiful book with colorful, realistic illustrations and a great message about the importance to save the rain forest from destruction. I recommend this book to anyone who loves nature and wants to learn more about the beauty of the Brazilian rain forest. 


Find this book in the everyone section at E CHE.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Machado

"The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" as Mrs. Freeman's Fave



"The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" by Eugene Trivizas

I love the twist in the story that used to be The Three Little Pigs. Try as he may, the Big Bad Pig cannot find enough "badness" to overcome the three little wolves. My favorite part is the very surprising ending!

Find this book in the nonfiction section at 398.2 TRI.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Freeman

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as Mrs. Malinauskas's Fave

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

My favorite children’s book is Dr. Seuss’s, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year, but this book demonstrates how each of us is capable of love. And no matter what our differences, we can all be accepting of each other. I recommend this book because it is entertaining and heartwarming!

Find this book in the everyone section in the popular author bins at E SEU.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mrs. Malinauskas

Monday, May 12, 2014

"The Great Brain" as Mr. Barrow's Fave

"The Great Brain" by John D. Fitzgerald

I read this series of books when I was an elementary school student. I remember laughing at all the shenanigans of the middle brother ("The Great Brain"), connecting with the way the younger brother looked up to his older brothers, and feeling like the author totally understood what it was like to have lots of siblings. I recommend this book to anyone who has brothers and sisters. (I also recommend this book to anyone who is looking for ways to make a few dollars off of your friends, but maybe we shouldn't tell your teachers that.... ;)   

Find this book in the fiction section at F FIT.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mr. Barrow

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" as Mrs. Price's Fave

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst

Alexander is the star of this book and it is clear that he feels like his day is going very badly. The book chronicles Alexander complaining about everything that isn't going his way. He doesn't get the window seat in carpool, makes a mistake in class, the dentist finds a cavity, he gets in an argument with is brother, and he even has to wear his least favorite pajamas. Alexander's attitude is even worse than his terrible day. He doesn't take responsibility for his feelings and thinks the only solution to his problems is to move to Australia.

We all have bad days sometimes and bad things happen that are out of our control. Alexander's mother reminds him that bad days even happen in Australia. I had the privilege of living in Australia for 3 years and traveling other places in the world. I know first hand that good and bad days happen wherever you are, but the one thing that you can control is your attitude and how you respond no matter what may happen in a day.

This book reminds me to practice habit 1: Be proactive. I can choose my own attitude and behaviors even when I don't FEEL happy I can choose to BE happy and joyful and still look for the positive and good things in life. This is what it means to choose your own weather. It can make even the worst days a little bit better and could even turn a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day into a wonderful, marvelous, great, very good day!


Find this book in the everyone section at E VIO.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Price

"Interrupting Chicken" as Mrs. Chatterton's Fave

"Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein

I love this book for its humor. I love that the chicken constantly interrupts! Are you an interrupting chicken?

Find this book in the everyone section at E STE.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Chatterton

"If you give a mouse a cookie" as Mrs. George's Fave

"If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff is about a young boy who learns what happen if you give a mouse a cookie. This story teaches responsibility, while providing humor at same time.

By Mrs. George

Find this book in the everyone section at E NUM.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

"Coins and Other Currency; A Kid's Guide to Coin Collecting" as Mr. High's Fave

"Coins and Other Currency; A Kid's Guide to Coin Collecting" by Tamara Orr

When I was growing up, I enjoyed collecting coins.  I loved to read book about old coins from the US and other countries.  This book, "Coins and Other Currency; A Kid's Guide to Coin Collecting" by Tamara Orr, can help you learn how to collect coins. 

Find this book in the nonfiction section at 332.4 ORR.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mr. High


"The Wishing Tree" as Mrs. Evans' Fave

"The Wishing Tree" by Roseanne Thong

This is the story about a little boy, his grandmother, and the Wishing Tree. I like this book because it encourages you to make and believe that wishes do come true. However, it also helps you see the importance of making realistic wishes and the role you play in making them come true. It's also a heartwarming story about the importance of family and how valuable those relationships are. I would highly recommend it and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Find this book in the everyone section at E THO.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Evans

"Big Al" as Mrs. Ybarra's Fave

"Big Al" by Andrew Clements

Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends and boy, does he work hard at it! You couldn't find a nicer fish in the whole ocean. He tries just about everything, but can't seem to make even one single friend. Then one frightening day, something happens that changes everything! Read this story to find out!

Find this book in the everyone section at E CLE.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Ybarra

"Emeraldalicious" as Mrs. Owino's Fave

"Emeraldalicious" by Victoria Kann

This book is about a brother and sister who want to enjoy the outdoors. When they reach their favorite destination spot, they find that it is almost unrecognizable due to trash and litter. Through the discovery of a wand that magically turns trash into treasure, they are able to create boat mobiles, beautiful dresses, ice cream machines, and much more. By working together, the siblings decide to clean up the garbage and create an 'emeraldalicious' environment!

Find this book in the everyone section E KAN.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Owino

"Zen Shorts" as Miss Beachler's Fave

"Zen Shorts" by Jon J. Muth

Are you looking for a great book to read? Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth is one of my favorite books! It's got great short stories with great lessons that relate to the 7 habits. I notice something new every time I read it, check it out if you're looking for a great read! 

Find this book in the everyone section E MUT.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Miss Beachler

"The Sneetches" as Mrs. Bailey's Fave

"The Sneetches" by Dr. Seuss

I love the way The Sneetches teaches about acceptance of all people. My favorite part of the book is the ending, "That the Sneetches got really quite smart on that day, the day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches and no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars."

Find this book in the everyone section in the popular authors bins E SEU.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Bailey

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"The Story of Ferdinand" as Mrs. Taylor's Fave

"The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf

This story is about a gentle and peaceful creature named Ferdinand. He does his own thing and that makes him happy.

Find this book in the everyone section E LEA.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Taylor

"Fly Away Home" as Mrs. Parker's Fave

"Fly Away Home" by Eve Bunting

This book is about a boy and his father who are homeless and live in an airport. It really makes you understand how hard it is to not have a place to call home. I recommend this book because it made me think about others and ways I can help them.

Find this book in the everyone section E BUN.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Parker

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as Ms. Fluet's Fave

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

This book is about a caterpillar that eats and eats until he gets a tummy ache then turns into a beautiful butterfly.I recommend this book for early readers and grownups and children to enjoy together.

Find this book in the popular author bins in the everyone section E CAR.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Ms. Fluet  

"Corduroy" as Mrs. Murray's Fave

"Corduroy" by Don Freeman


 This book is about a bear who lost his button. It tells of his search for it and how a little girl saw him and wanted him for her very own. I recommend this book because of the happy adventures.

 Find this book in the everyone section E FRE.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Murray

"My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother" as Mrs. Womble's Fave

"My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother" by Polacco


This book is about the relationship between a brother and sister. While there is a lot of teasing, competition and nagging, there is nothing that can replace family!  



Find this book in the everyone section E POL.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Womble

"Because of Winn Dixie" as Mrs. Aliff's Fave

"Because of Winn Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo


This book is a favorite of mine because of the way people come together to help each other. Life is not perfect for many characters but they still come together and help each other. Winn Dixie is the best pet and I love the way he invites himself into a home.

Find this book in the fiction section F DIC.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Aliff

"When I Get Bigger" as Mrs. Breitmeier's Fave

"When I Get Bigger"" by Mercer Mayer

This book is about all of the things that Little Critter hopes to do when he gets bigger. I love all of the Little Critter books, and I absolutely love thinking about all of the wonderful things our students are learning to do on their own! 

Find this book in the everyone section at E MAY.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Breitmeier

"Trumpet of the Swan" as Mrs. Lagas' Fave

"Trumpet of the Swan" by E.B. White

This book is about a Trumpeter Swan who has no voice and learns to communicate by writing on a chalkboard. He has wonderful adventures and meets interesting people because he is unique. I recommend this book because it is about a young "person/swan" who overcomes adversity (hardships) to find his voice.


Find this book in the fiction section at F WHI.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mrs. Lagas

"Wild About Books" as Miss Lill's Fave

"Wild About Books" by Judy Sierra

I love this book because it is a silly story about how a librarian sets up a library in a zoo. The "Zoobrarian" found a perfect book for each animal in the zoo. This is just like at school, all students can find a book they will love!


Find this book in the everyone section at E SIE.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Miss Lill

"Dear Mr. Blueberry" as Mrs. McCauley's Fave

"Dear Mr. Blueberry" by Simon James

Throughout the summer, Emily and Mr. Blueberry exchange letters, until Emily has a happy surprise to share with her teacher. In the process, Emily learns a lot about whales. And Mr. Blueberry leans even more about imagination, faith, and love.

 

Find this book in the everyone section at E SIM.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mrs. McCauley

"The Greedy Triangle" as Mrs. Herman's Fave

"The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns

This book is about a triangle who gets tired of doing "the same old things", so it gets greedy and starts asking for more sides because it thinks life would be more interesting. I love the mathematical ideas that are woven throughout the book.


Find this book in the everyone section at E BUR.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mrs. Herman

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"Jamaica's Find" as Mrs. Deans' Fave

"Jamaica's Find" by Juanita Havill

Jamaica finds a red cap and a cuddly toy dog in the park. When she takes the two items to lost and found, she only gives the red cap to the attendant. She places the toy dog in her bicycle basket and takes it home. You will have to read the book to find out what happens next! I highly recommend this book because it helps young readers to understand why we must seek first to understand then to be understood! It all makes for a happy ending!


Find this book in the everyone section at E HAV.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.


By Mrs. Deans 





"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" as Miss Adams' Fave


"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" byJudith Viorst

This book is about a little boy whose day starts off badly. He gets gum in his hair, drops his sweater in water, doesn't get a toy in his cereal, and many other things. He just continues to believe all bad things are happening to him throughout his day. This book helps me see the importance of being in control of my feelings and carrying my own weather. It's a great book to help us understand that we all have bad days and there is always tomorrow.  

Find this book in the everyone section at E VIO.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Miss Adams  

“Harold and the Purple Crayon” as Ms. Wall's Fave


“Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson, is a great adventure story of a boy who has an incredible imagination and a Purple Crayon!
by Ms. Wall
Find this book in the everyone section at E JOH.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

"Pippi Longstocking" as Mrs. Scott's Fave

"Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren

This book is about a spunky little girl named Pippi Longstocking. She lives by herself (unless you count her pet monkey and horse), is super duper strong, and loves to make the most of each and every day. I recommend this book because Pippi's positive attitude is contagious and her crazy adventures will make you laugh and laugh. 

Find this book in the Fiction section at F LIN.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Mrs. Scott

"A Room With a Zoo" as Jazmine's Fave

 "A Room With a Zoo"  by Jules Feiffer

This book is about a girl who calls her room a zoo because she has so many pets because she really loves pets.

Find this book in the Fiction section at F FEI.  Check the catalog to see if it's available. 

By 4th grader, Jazmine

"Kensuke's Kingdom" as Miss Haloversen's Fave

"Kensuke's Kingdom" by Michael Morpurgo

This book is about an exciting voyage on the high seas that turns into a life changing experience on a mysterious island. In this story go on a journey with a boy and his dog as they experience thrilling adventures. I recommend this book because I could not put it down once I started reading it. 

Find this book in the Fiction section at F MOR.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Miss Halvorsen

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" as Miss Wing's Fave

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo

This book is about a porcelain rabbit who travels from owner to owner meeting new people and seeing new things. I recommend this book because it is a very fun book to read. The author keeps you wondering what will happen next. The ending...well you will have to read and find out. 

Find this book in the fiction section F DIC.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

By Miss Wing

"The Lightning Thief" as Mrs. Zarzecki's Fave

"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan

This exciting book is all about the epic adventurous journey of Percy Jackson. I love this book because it is the book that made my son want to read all the time. He couldn't put it down. The book inspired my son to love reading.


Find this book in the Fiction section at F RIO.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Zarzecki

"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" as Mrs. Duty's Fave

"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume

This book is about Peter Hatcher and his little brother "Fudge". Fudge is a terror who gets away with everything. Fudge, makes Peter feel like a fourth grade nothing. I recommend this book because it is funny and really represents what life with a little brother can be like. Judy Blume is one of my favorite authors who has lots of other great books about Peter and Fudge. Growing up I was able to really relate to the characters in her books.  

Find this book in the Fiction section at F BLU.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Duty

"Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree" as Mrs. Dickerson's Fave

"Five Little Monkeys sitting in a tree" by Eileen Christelow

Five little monkeys go on a picnic with their mother and while she is asleep they find out it is unwise to tease a crocodile. This book is fun and has lots of brightly colored, cartoon-style artwork.

Find this book in the everyone section at E CHR.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Dickerson

"Because of Winn-Dixie" as Mrs. Powell's Fave

"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

I love this book because it illustrates the importance of friendship and seeing others for their true character. Also, it proves the point that life is better with a dog! I recommend this book to anyone who loves strong, smart children as narrators and understands what it is like to have a pet as a true family member.

Find this book in the fiction section at F DIC.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Mrs. Powell

"The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives" as Mrs. Strutz's fave

"The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives" by Michael Buckley

This book is about a pair of sisters whose lives have just been changed forever. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are being sent to live with their crazy Granny Relda that they have never met! Granny Relda lives in a strange town where everything is not what it seems... I recommend this book to anyone who loves seeing their favorite fairy tale characters in new and exciting settings. You never know who you'll meet in the Sisters Grimm series! It's a great read for any one that loves a good mystery!

Find in the in fiction section at F BUC.  Check the catalog to see if it's available. 

by Mrs. Strutz

"Little House in the Big Woods" as Mrs. Oates' Fave


"Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder


This book is about the Ingalls family and takes place in the 1800's, when there was no electricity, grocery store, or internet. Laura, a young girl, tells the true stories of the adventures of her life through a series of many many books. I fell in love with the series in fifth grade, when my teacher would read to us every day after lunch. We didn't have air conditioning, and we'd sit in front of a big box fan to cool off while she read. I'd race to the library as soon as we finished a book and couldn't wait to devour the next one.
 

I recommend this book and series because it's a classic and very interesting to learn about an era when life was so different from today.

Find this book in the Fiction section at F WIL.  Check the catalog to see if it's available.  

by Mrs. Oates

"The Empty Pot" as Miss Lena-Murphy's Fave

"The Empty Pot" by Demi

This story is about a little boy named Ping who learns from that the emperor of China is looking for a successor to his throne. He decides to hold a competition looking the child who grows the most beautiful flowers. The emperor gives out a seed to each child in the land, and waits patiently to see who will be crowned the new emperor of China. Ping is overjoyed at the opportunity but even after months of tedious care, his seed still does not grow. This heartwarming story teaches us about the importance of bravery and honesty and is a wonderful book for students of all ages. 

Find this book in the nonfiction section in the folktales and fairy tales at 398.2 DEM.   Check the catalog to see if it's available.

By Miss Lena-Murphy