Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei! Happy Friday!

Who doesn't love a great parade? I admit that I have watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade EVER year in its entirety ever since I was a little kid. I even DVR it just in case I am traveling to Thanksgiving dinner while the traditional Parade festivities are going on. Even though it's November, I discovered this amazing book within the Everybody section shelves. It's called Red, White, & Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and it talks about all of the festivities that occur in the United States on the 4th of July. I've also included the wonderful read-alike book Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet. It's a wonderful book by a wonderful author...who will be visiting Sonntag in March! WEEE!! I hope you enjoy both reads! Happy reading! :)

by Lee Wardlaw

Depicts in sing-song rhyme the various ways that the Fourth of July is celebrated and the sights and sounds of the day.


Want to know more about the author? Click here!

by Melissa Sweet

Tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg, the man who first invented the helium balloons that have become the trademark of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Want to know more about the author? Click here!

Want to know more about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Click here!

*Balloons Over Broadway is also on the Texas Bluebonnet Award list this year! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Do you have a WONDER?

Check out Wonderopolis!! 

The Wonderopolis widget is located in the "Student Resources" section of the blog. 


Click here to go to the website! 

Happy wondering!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Want to Become a 2x2 or Bluebonnet Reader?

Do you love to read? Are you interested in finding some great reads? Then the Texas 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award reading programs are for you. 

If you are a kindergartner, 1st, or 2nd grader, you can join the 2x2 reading program by reading the 20 amazing 2x2 books and completing the 2x2 Boot. If you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader, please join your fellow readers and participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program. Read the books, complete 5 online Buzz forms, and join in on the voting fun in January. 

It's easy! Stop by the library to find out how YOU can join in on the fun. Follow the links to find out more! Happy reading! :)

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Grades 3-5): Click here!

2x2 (Preschool - 2nd Grade): Click here!

Check out the 2013-2014 Texas 2x2 Boot:

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