Friday, November 20, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!

Have you ever had an argument with a sibling or a friend? If you have, then this book will be a hit with you! In this story, two bears have an argument about who is bigger and who is smaller. There is a small, well, big argument and calamity ensues as well as a twist. This is a quite enjoyable read! :o)

by Anna Kang

Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all.

Want to learn more about author Anna Kang? Click here!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!

When you attend the State Fair of Texas, do you often wonder who invented the MARVELOUS Texas Star? If you've ever wondered where this amazing Ferris Wheel came from then you are in for a treat. The book of the day is called Mr. Ferris & His Wheel by Kathryn Davis. It is not only packed with historical facts about this amazing feat of engineering, but the illustrations truly stand out. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! Happy reading! :o)

Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel. A fun, fact-filled text by Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford's dazzling full-color illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World's Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.

Want to learn more about author Kathryn Davis or Mr. Ferris & His Wheel? Click here!

Take a moment to preview this book by watching the book trailer!

Monday, November 9, 2015

NEW: Question of the Week!

Attention Sonntag Researchers! 

In an effort to get the word out about the amazing online resources Frisco ISD has available for you, the Sonntag Library has launched a new program called "Question of the Week." Sonntag researchers will be challenged to answer a question and will use the FISD online resources to find the answer. Please note that the library operates on a 2-week schedule. Therefore, a new question will be released every 2 weeks. 

It's easy to participate! All you do is click the following image to access the current question of the week. Using the MackinVia online resources, answer the question asked. A hint has even been provided to help you find the answer. 1 winner with the correct answer will be drawn. That winner will receive a prize! Happy researching!! 

Click the image below to access the current question of the week:

Click the MackinVia image below or on the sidebar of this page to access MackinVia. 

Note: You will use your unique FISD username and password to access your MackinVia account.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!

Are you a fan of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan? If you loved reading about Ivan, then you MUST check this nonfiction companion book out! Happy reading! 

In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla.
Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

Want to learn more about author Katherine Applegate? Click here!

Want to learn more about this fascinating gorilla? Click here

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