Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome to day 9 of the Bluebonnet and 2x2 showcase! If you need a list of the Bluebonnet or 2x2 lists for your summer reading, please follow the links! Happy reading! :)

Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee book list: Click here!
2x2 book list: Click here!

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
by Tom Angleberger
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

Want to know more about Origami Yoda? Click here! 

Check out the Origami Yoda blog! Click here!

Want to learn how to make your very own Origami Yoda? Check this video out!

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children
by Keith McGowan

Eleven-year-old inventor Sol must recover his self-confidence if he and his eight-year-old sister, Connie, are to escape the clutches of Hansel and Gretel's witch, to whom they have been led by their new stepmother and the man they believe to be their father.

Want to know more about this weird guide? Click here!

Shark Vs. Train
by Chris Barton
Shark and Train face off against one another in a variety of odd and zany situations, including burping, bowling, and ping-pong, in order to determine which of them is best.

Want to learn more about Shark Vs. Train? Click here! 

Want more from Chris Barton? Click here! 

Check out this AWESOME book trailer for Shark Vs. Train!

by Lerch...well....James Proimos
Lerch the fish is lonely, and after trying to befriend some unreceptive--and inanimate--objects, he finally succeeds in finding a friend.

Want to learn more about Swim! Swim!? Click here!

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