Thursday, January 28, 2016

Creek Guys Read Picks "The Dead Gentleman" for February


January, 2016: We picked "The Dead Gentleman" by Matthew Cody to discuss at our February meeting

The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams—1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protege to the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals—the hidden doorways to other worlds. But while investigating an attercop (man-eating spider) in the basement of an old hotel, Tommy is betrayed—and trapped. And it's then that his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon, who, until the day she decides to explore her building's basement, had no bigger worries than homework and boys. Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman, a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Gravewalkers?

Did you know the Creek Library catalog now lets you search for "Guys Read Approved" books?

Look at how many of us recommended great books this month! 









Thursday, October 29, 2015

Guys Read October

Guys and Parents,

Thanks for joining us today!  We had lots of fun hearing scary stories, watching the trailer for the new Goosebumps movie, and working on our stop motion animation.

Thanks to Mr. Townsley for being our guest reader today!

Things to remember:
  • We will order new GR shirts -- same logo, different color; more info to come!
  • We will go to the Goosebumps movie when it comes to Collins Road Theatres. We hope this will be sometime in November. Stay tuned!
  • Books for this month are Maze Runner and White Fang. Copies are available at school.

Next Meeting: December 17.  We do not meet in November because of Conferences and Thanksgiving.




Thursday, September 24, 2015

September's Guys Read meeting


Thanks to Mr. Cox for bringing us snacks today!  We enjoyed making book recommendations to hang in the library. We created paper figures and backgrounds for our stop motion animation videos. More next month! Invite your friends and bring ideas for new books you like to read.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A New Year of Guys Read





Mr. Hora and I have enjoyed summer break. Each of us spent time with our families and friends. We also spent a good amount of time reading. As the summer comes to an end we are busy preparing for a new year at Creek. Polishing our shoes, dusting off the bow ties, and picking out book ideas for our Guys Read club.






What is this Guys Read club?

Simple! It gives guys a chance to meet and talk about all kinds of stories and information.  It is all about giving guys a fun way to find new reading of all kinds. (no book reports, no tests, no stress)


Mr. Hora and I have been sponsoring the club for a couple of years. Last year we met after school on the last Thursday of each month. Our first meeting for the new year will be Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. in the library.  We will have an informational meeting during the first week of school and emails will go to parents with more details and permission slips.



One of our traditions is for guys to give book recommendations to the group.  What is my first recommendation?  Here it is!



Oh yes!  It is the Spongebob Comics Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular 2015.  It is "48 pages of Far-Flung Futuristic Fiction For Fans of Funny Fish" (see that use of alliteration!). 


Great suggestion, Mr. Cox!  I'm re-reading one of my favorites from the Guys Read series. It's Guys Read: Thriller! It's weird! It's mysterious! It's so good, it's scary!

We want to hear about books you enjoyed this summer.  What should other guys be reading?  Leave your ideas in the comments.  Need book ideas?  Look here: http://www.guysread.com/books/


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fantasy rules with reality a close second

We surveyed about half of our Creek students recently to see what genres are currently their favorites.



We'll be comparing these preferences to the collection stats to make future buying decisions.  Thankfully we our fiction organized and cataloged by genre we can easily see what sections need developing.


Friday, April 17, 2015

April 2015 Guys Read

Hey, Guys!

Here are the books we're reading for April. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 30 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. in the Creek Library.

You have to bring a permission slip unless your parents already signed it.  Ask Mr. Hora if you aren't sure about your permission.

See you at Guys Read!



April 2015 books




2015-16 Iowa Children's Choice Award nominees

The nominees for next year's Iowa Children's Choice Award. 
More information coming soon about these books and authors.

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