Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 10)


Welcome to the final day of the 5th annual Sonntag library Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase! Each day 2 books from each reading list will be featured on the blog. I hope you enjoy these books as much as the previous lists. 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 Laban Carrick Hill


Presents a picture-book biography of DJ Kool Herc, a young man who lived in the Bronx and is credited with the invention of Hip Hop music and a unique way of mixing songs and records.


Want to know more about When the Beat Was Born? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book!




by Rodman Philbrick


A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.


Want to know more about Zane and the Hurricane or author Rodman Philbrick? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book:





by John Burningham


When Sylvie discovers a magical door in her bedroom that opens to a secret passage to the zoo, she visits the zoo and invites several wild animals to stay with her for the night and then returns them to the zoo before morning. However, when she goes to school with the door open, the animals return and make a big mess in the house. Now Sylvie must clean everything up before her mother gets home!

Want to know more about The Way to the Zoo or about author John Burningham? Click here



by Laura Purdie Salas


This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. Backmatter provides additional explanations.


Want to know more about Water Can Be... or about author Laura Purdie Salas? Click here


Battle of the Books 2K15


Alright, Sonntag Readers!! The FINAL round of Battle of the Books has officially begun! You have until Thursday, May 4th to cast your vote. That's almost 2 weeks to cast your final votes Check out the short video below to see who made the FINAL cut. Happy voting!! :)


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 9)


Welcome to day 9 of the 5th annual Sonntag library Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase! Each day 2 books from each reading list will be featured on the blog. I hope you enjoy these books as much as the previous lists. 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 Peggy Eddleman


Twelve-year-old Hope Toriella lives in the world after World War III, a world of disease and danger. Her town, White Rock, is a town of inventors, who must reach a quota of invented things every year. This year, bandits get word of valuable antibiotics in White Rock, and so raid the village, giving them an ultimatum: hand over the antibiotics, or die. However, if they lose the antibiotics, the villagers will also die. The only way to save everyone is for Hope and her friends to cliff jump into the dangerous Bomb's Breath canyon.


Want to know more about Sky Jumpers or about author Peggy Eddleman? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book!




by Kate Egan


Mike reluctantly bonds with good-girl neighbor Nora while learning fun skills at The White Rabbit magic shop, the owner of which believes Mike could become a great magician.


Want to know more about The Vanishing Coin or author Kate Egan? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book:





by Mark Pett


A wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise.

Want to know more about Girl and the Bicycle or about author Mark Pett? Click here



by Shannon & Dean Hale


Princess Magnolia usually wears pink and behaves in a dainty manner, but whenever a monster arrives from Monster Land, she transforms into the Princess in Blackand, along with her pony Blacky, sends the monsters back to Monster Land.


Want to know more about The Princess in Black or about authors Shannon & Dean Hale? Click here


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 8)


Welcome to day 8 of the 5th annual Sonntag library Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase! Each day 2 books from each reading list will be featured on the blog. I hope you enjoy these books as much as the previous lists. 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 Lois Ehlert



Author Lois Ehlert offers an illustrated picture book memoir that uses her signature collage technique to describe the role art has played in her life and career. Also takes an inside look at how she creates her picture books. Features black-and-white photographs from her childhood and artwork from her books.


Want to know more about The Scraps Book or about author Lois Ehlert? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book!




by Duncan Tonatiuh



Describes how the Hispanic American Mendez family challenged the segregated California school system in 1947 after their daughter Sylvia was denied entry to Westminster School due to her ethnicity. Includes an author's note, photographs, and a glossary.


Want to know more about Seperate is Never Equal or author Duncan Tonatiuh? Click here

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

Check out an awesome trailer for this great book:





by Peter Brown



Bobby is convinced that his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is a monster, until he runs into her at the park one day and realizes she has another side to her as well.

Want to know more about My Teacher is a Monster! or about author Peter Brown? Click here



by Angela DiTerlizzi


From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.


Want to know more about Some Bugs or about author Angela DiTerlizzi? Click here


2015 2x2 & Texas Bluebonnet Award Showcase (Day 7)


Welcome to day 7 of the 5th annual Sonntag library Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 reading list showcase! Each day 2 books from each reading list will be featured on the blog. I hope you enjoy these books as much as the previous lists. 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 Marilyn Singer


A collection of children's poems about the presidents of the United States.


Want to know more about Rutherford B., Who Was He? or about author/poet Marilyn Singer? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book!




by Marisa de los Santos & David Teague


When her father is given the death sentence by the cruel Judge Lucas Biggs, thirteen-year-old Margaret O'Malley uses her family's forbidden ability to time travel back to the past in order to change the character of Lucas Biggs, so that he will not become the kind of judge who would sentence her innocent father.


Want to know more about Saving Lucas Biggs or authors Marisa de los Santos & David Teague? 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 an awesome trailer for this great book:





by Peter Bently



Rhyming text describes all the things parents are good for from mending toys, kneecaps, and clothing to telling bedtime stories.


Want to know more about Meet the Parents or about author Peter Bently? Click here



by Jim Aylesworth



A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garments and other uses.

Want to know more about My Grandfather's Coat or about author Jim Aylesworth? Click here


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