Friday, February 25, 2011

Did you ever have a silly emergency? The students of Mr. Magro's class have!

by Betsy Byers

The students in Mr. Magro's class submit stories for the SOS file about their biggest emergencies, and then they read them aloud for extra credit.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Check out our new Reading Nook!!!

Thanks to our wonderful Sonntag PTA, we now have a new Reading Nook!!

What will life be like in 2030?? Hmmm....

By Amy Zuckerman and James Daly

Examines trends and scientific and technological research to speculate what a typical day will be like for a child living in the year 2030.

Friday, February 11, 2011

And the winners are... (Can I borrow somone's drum for the drumroll??)

It was a 4-way tie!!!

by Willy Claflin

Resets Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The ugly duckling, in the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska, where a baby moose is raised by a family of ducks who try to teach him to waddle, quack, and fly but cannot see his true beauty.

By Kate Klise

In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

by Lisa Graff

After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.

by Katherine Applegate

Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

We will announce the state winner along with the new Bluebonnet reading list in March! Happy reading!! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Looking for a good book to WARM up to???

Check out these H-I-LARY-O-U-S books by Lucy Nolan!!

On the Road 

A dog who thinks her name is Down Girl goes on a car ride to the beach, goes camping in the woods, and reluctantly pays a visit to the vet with her master, Rruff.

Bad to the Bone

As told from the perspective of the dog, Down Girl, 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.

Home on the Range

Two dogs, Down Girl and Sit, accompany their masters to a dude ranch, where they encounter scary "squirrels" that live in holes in the ground, stampedes, and enemies even worse than their nemesis--the cat that lives next door.

Smarter than Squirrels

Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paper boy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.

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