Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Guys Read January

The boys voted for several classics this month that they felt were action packed, along with some newer titles. We made book marks with our Guys Read Approved books for Creek students to from the library, and also put cards on shelves to advertise our favorite books.

Our next meeting is Monday, February 27.

Harry Potter
The Old Man and the Sea
Call of the Wild
Heat by Mike Lupica
Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata
Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan
The Wandmaker by Ed Masessa
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant
The Testing by Joelle Charnonneau
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Guys Read December

The guys voted a long list of books to read. Plenty to keep us busy over winter break. The first two titles were nominated by our friends in Creek's Mock Newbery Club and are definitely worth a look!  Have a safe and happy break!    --Mr. Cox and Mr. Hora

  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
  • Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan
  • Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan
  • I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
  • Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
  • Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans

Monday, November 28, 2016

Guys Read November


Here are the books you recommended today. You can try this link to see book videos and more!

Loot by Jude Watson
My Teacher Is An Alien by Bruce Coville
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
Any Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine
Any story by Ray Bradbury or H.G. Wells

You did a great job with your ugly sweater decorating!

See you in December!
Mr. Cox and Mr. Hora

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Guys Read October

October, 2016: We shot candy corn catapults. The winner got vampire teeth! We made a list of books for November -- read 1 (or more!).

The Wandmaker
Eragon series
Indiana Jones series

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Name the Library Hamster

We need a name for our new hamster. Please suggest the name of a literary character by Wednesday, September 7th using this Google form:


Prizes will be awarded to the selected entry.

For more details contact Mr. Cox or Mrs. Johnson in the library.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Guys Read approved summer reads!

May, 2016: Guys Read enjoyed pizza, pop, and playing Minecraft at our last meeting of the year. Check out these Guys Read approved books we think you will like reading this summer. Happy Summer from Creek's Guys Read!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Prairie Mock Newbery Club: information and first list for 16-17

Tonight is SOAR to Creek night for our future 5th graders.  In the library we have information about the Mock Newbery Book Club (I might need a better name for this club) as well as other cool information about Creek opportunities.

What is the Prairie Mock Newbery Club?

Club members use a version of the Newbery Book Award criteria to pick the books we think are the most distinguished in 2016.  Will we guess any of the titles selected by the actual Newbery Committee?  I hope so!

What will we do at our meetings?

Club members will read books from several lists and come to meetings to talk about them.  We will discuss the qualities of the books, including theme, plot, and characters.

When will we meet?

Our 16-17 building schedule is still in development but we likely will meet during lunch or possibly as an afterschool club. Depending on member interest we will meet 1 or 2 times a month.

What books could I read this summer to be ready for the first meetings?

Here are the 5 titles we will use to kick off our club meetings in August & September.

For more about these titles including descriptions, author interviews and readings, websites, and more visit  http://www.teachingbooks.net/ql3dyer.

Interested in joining this club?  Send a note to Mr. Cox, Creek Teacher-Librarian, to get updates and reminders -  erncox@crprairie.org