Monday, August 29, 2011

- New Boards for a New Year! - 

Check out these new & nifty Sonntag Library bulletin boards! 

Don't forget to 'fall into a good book' this season! 
Where in the world did YOU read this summer? Did you read in a unique place? If so, find out more information about how YOU can get your picture placed on this board by clicking here
Want to know more about what is happening in the Sonntag Library? Check out the Library Book Bits board!

Happy reading, Peeps! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

 - Origami Yoda? In Frisco? -

You heard it right, Peeps!!! Tom Angleberger, the author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda visited the Barnes & Noble in the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco on Tuesday, August 23!! It was an amazing experience and he even taught us how to make our own Origami Yodas!! Mr. Angleberger was also promoting his new book Darth Paper Strikes Back. He even signed Sonntag's 3 copies of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda!! WWWEEEE!!! Check out some of the pictures I took during his book signing! 

Look! Here we go!
I'm so excited! Can you tell? 
Here is Tom Angleberger reading a selection from Origami Yoda
Here I am getting Sonntag's copies signed! 
Here is a close-up shot of the awesome book signing!

If you love the Origami Yoda series, check out Tom Angleberger's blog! Click here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guess who is coming to Sonntag on Friday, October 7th! 

Click here to find out!!! 

Do you love reading about animals? These two books of the day are just for you!!  If you like one of the books then you will like the other. I love to call these types of books 'Read Alikes!' Check them out! Happy reading! :)

by Lucy A. Nolan
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.
Check out Lucy A. Nolan's website! Click here!

If you like On the Road then check out this great animal read:

by Dori Hillestad Butler
While searching for his mysteriously lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and helps solve the mystery of their missing boy.

Check out Dori Hillestad Butler's website! Click here!

Want to learn more about The Case of the Lost Boy? Click here to find out more about this Texas Bluebonnet Award book! 

Check out the book trailer for The Case of the Lost Boy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy School Year! 
Don't forget to chill out with a good book!!!
Mrs. Mattei & Paz the Library Pengin 

Mrs. Mirsky & Paz the Library Penguin

We hope y'all have a fantastic year!!!! Happy reading! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

I picked up this hilarious book this summer and had to share it again with you. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is a great read for upper elementary students and is even nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award for 2011-2012! Check it out! Don't forget to learn how you, too, can make your very own Origami Yoda! Happy reading! :) 

Author: 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.

Check out the Origami Yoda blog! Click here!

Check out how YOU can make your own Origami Yoda:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Attention teachers, parents, and fellow bloggers! Have you ever read a GREAT book but completely forgot the name of the book or who the author was? Are you just trying to get more ideas of great reads? Have no fear! Goodreads is here!! Goodreads is an online social networking tool that not only allows you to keep track of the books you are reading, want to read, or have already read. You can follow what your friends, family, or even your Tweeps or Facebook peeps are reading. Please feel free to check out my page to see what children's, teen, and adult reads I am reading. I am always up for great book suggestions. Hope to see you there! 

*Note to students: Please talk to your parents or guardians before signing up for Goodreads! It is always a good idea to have your parents guidance when you are surfing the internet! Thank you. :) 
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