Friday, May 30, 2014

Battle of the Books 2K14! The Results Are In!!!


The Sonntag Readers have voted and the results are in!!!!*

Many congratulations go out to Smile by Raina Tegemeier for winning Sonntag's first annual Battle of the Books!! Smile received 57% of student votes. Thank you to all who participated. It will be amazing to see which books make the cut next year!



Click the video and links below to find out more information about this amazing graphic novel. 

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Want to learn more about Smile or author Raina Telgemeier? Click here!

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*Purefoy Elementary School students also cast their votes at their campus and their final two books were also Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Smile. Click here to find out which book won on their campus! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Reading Programs 2K14!!!


It's that time of year again!!! Summer is around the corner and it is a FANTASTIC time to make your summer reading list. Mine is a mile long!!  Even though the Sonntag Library is no longer loaning books for rest of the school year, there are a TON of wonderful reading programs out there that are designed for students of all ages. Please click the links below to find out more information about local summer reading programs near you. Happy summer reading! :)

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Stop by the Sonntag library any time before school ends to pick up your summer reading log. Logs will also be sent home with students during Sonntag Celebrates Children's Book week. If you read 10 books this summer, add the titles of the books to your log. Don't forget to return your completed log to the library in August. Students who turn in a completed log will receive a brand new book! Click on the images below to print off a copy of the reading log from home. Make sure you print both pages. :)

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Don't forget to send Mrs. Mattei your picture with any Summer Reading Bucket List idea below! Participants will receive a free book in the fall!


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Want to get your hands on great eBooks and audiobooks? Check out Overdrive! Click the image below:



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Want to join in on some great book conversations with other students throughout the summer? Check out the Love Your Library blog hosted by the librarians of Frisco ISD. Please be sure to read the comment policies on the left side of the blog before you add your comments. 

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(Image retrieved from www.friscolibrary.com)



Want to find out more about The Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge or other amazing programs at the Frisco Public Library? Click the link below:


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Check out the following links to see what's happening at the McKinney Public Library this summer!

(Hall Memorial Library)


(John and Judy Gay Library)


McKinney Public Library Main Page: Click here

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Want to learn more about the summer reading programs at your local Barnes & Noble as well as print off a summer reading log? Click here!

Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 10)


Welcome to day 10 of the Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase!  If you need a copy of either reading list for your summer reading, please follow the links! Happy reading! :)

If you need a list of the Bluebonnet or 2x2 lists for your summer reading, please follow the links!

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Grades 3-5): Click here!
2x2 (Preschool - 2nd Grade): Click here


by Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

 

Want to know more about LIar & Spy or author Rebecca Stead? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!



by S.S. Taylor

In a future world where electricity has ceased to exist, the nations of Earth race to find new lands. The genius explorer Alexander West has just died, leaving his three also-brilliant children half of a strange map to a land no one has seen before. Kit--the brains of the operation--M.K. the mechanic, and Zander--the heroic one--must evade secret government agents who want to use the map for their own purposes. The three Expeditioners plan on finding the secrets of the map by themselves.

Want to know more about The Expeditioners or about author S.S. Taylor? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!



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by Hope Vestergaard

A collection of sixteen poems paying homage to a variety of vehicles including street sweepers, garbage trucks, fire trucks, and snowplows among others.


Want to know more about Digger Dozer Dumper or author Hope Vestergaard? Click here



by Jessica Young

A girl explains how her interpretation of the various moods associated with colors differs from those of her friends and family.


Want to know more about My Blue is Happy or author Jessica Young? Click here


Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 9)


Welcome to day 9 of the Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase!  If you need a copy of either reading list for your summer reading, please follow the links! Happy reading! :)

If you need a list of the Bluebonnet or 2x2 lists for your summer reading, please follow the links!

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Grades 3-5): Click here!
2x2 (Preschool - 2nd Grade): Click here


by Liesl Shurtliff

Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.

 

Want to know more about Rump or author Liesl Shurtliff? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!

Check out this book trailer for Rump!




Counting by 7s
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
(Image retrieved from http://texasbluebonnetaward2015.wordpress.com/counting-by-7s/)

When twelve-year-old genius Willow Chance loses her parents in an accident, her journey to find and accept a new family leads her through unexpected turns in life and forces her to confront reality in new ways.



Want to know more about Counting by 7s or about author Holly Goldberg Sloan? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!

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by David Slonim

A boy shares three simple stories about his dog, Patch.


Want to know more about Patch or author David Slonim? Click here



by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighbor.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 8)


Welcome to day 8 of the Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase!  If you need a copy of either reading list for your summer reading, please follow the links! Happy reading! :)

If you need a list of the Bluebonnet or 2x2 lists for your summer reading, please follow the links!

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Grades 3-5): Click here!
2x2 (Preschool - 2nd Grade): Click here


by Candice F. Ransom

When feisty twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie, an aspiring paleontologist, goes to spend the summer taking care of her older sister's seven-year-old son at the mobile home park in Frog Level, Virginia, she enters a local beauty pageant for the money but discovers that actually winning the pageant is harder than it looks.

 

Want to know more about Rebel McKenzie or author Candice F. Ransom? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!



by Leda Schubert

Explores the life of Marcel Marceau, called the "world's most famous mime," who was born in France and lived through World War II. Includes illustrations. 


Want to know more about Monsieur Marceau or about author Leda Schubert? Click here

Check out Mackin Book Talk for even more info! Click here!

Check out the Texas Bluebonnet Award Wordpress blog for great resources! Click here!



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by Tammi Sauer

Fang convinces Nugget that even though they are a shark and a minnow they can still be friends.


Want to know more about Nugget & Fang or author Tammi Sauer? Click here



by Helene Boudreau

When young Turkey Tot and his friends spot some fat, juicy blackberries hanging high above their heads, Turkey Tot tries hard to figure out a way to reach them despite discouragement from his friends.


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