Wednesday, November 7, 2012

October Top Ten Lists

Top ten books checked out in October from the Prairie Creek Library.  Big book covers are titles making the top ten list for the first time this school year.










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Titles with number of circulations.










The Top Ten library searches were..



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Snicket, Burg, Fletcher - What Are You Reading?

Roaming the halls today led me to Mrs. K-T's literacy class where I visited with C.J. and Colton (Jordan was our camera man).  Our Thursday Feature "What Are You Reading" includes titles by Lemony Snicket, Ann Burg, and Ralph Fletcher.


Have you read any of these books?  Which book sounds most interesting to you?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cleopatra Rules and Gone-Away Lake

Our new feature for Tuesdays and Thursdays is "What Are You Reading?".  First thing in the morning I visit homerooms and roam the halls asking people what they are reading.  Here is one of today's conversations.



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Friday, October 19, 2012

Ms. Skala and Ms. Welch are reading...


Two new posters adorn the entrance to the main office at Prairie Creek. They feature the current reading selections of our principals.
Prairie Creek Main Office entrance

Among Ms. Skala's is SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS
Everyone is talking about WONDER.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Leopard Tree


The Leopard Tree is a story about three orphans from Africa who are determined to travel to New York to get a message to the head of the United Nations about the help millions of African children need!  The guide book on their journey to America is “The Wizard of Oz”.  This book will inspire you to make a difference! 

Interested in learning more?  http://www.theleopardtree.com/

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Studio You

The club formerly known as Anime met today.  Our previous brainstorming meeting showed two areas of interest - video games and movie making.  Studio You might be a better name for this group!
The large crowd of students today viewed some possible options.




SCRATCH

Like playing video games?  It is time for you to design them!



Video Production

There are many possibilities for this option:


Stop Motion with Clay. A recent example is The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Our first attempts might be a little less polished. Here is the first film by a 6th grade team from my old school in North Carolina.


Stop motion can also be made with Lego characters or other action figures.  Here is a great example shared with the group by Joel from Neighborhood 53 at Creek (Mrs. Miner/Mrs. Pickering). Notice how Joel uses music to set the mood, pacing, and action of the film.



Films using puppets are another great video production style.  The muppets are one of the best know examples.

Our first films might look like this version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Collections

My daughter collects Moshi Monsters.  Do you have a collection?


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Picture Day Just Got Worse






Now in the Prairie Creek Library  -
 Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Perl

Do you like this graphic novel series? Tell everyone about your favorite Lunch Lady story in the comments.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Six: Liar & Spy

Simple Six is a new feature for the blog. In six words I will summarize books I've read recently. Here is my first try for LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead.

New Apartment. New Friend? Daring Sleuths!

Want to know more?  Click on the interactive book below for a preview.  Liar & Spy is in the library for check out.  A longer response is coming soon.


Do you have a simple six summary to share? Add it to the comments in this post or consider becoming a blog author for the library - see Mr. Cox for details.

September Top Ten Lists

Top ten books checked out in September from the Prairie Creek Library.

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*#5 science class anyone?

Title with number of circulations.










The Top Ten library searches were..


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anime and So Much More Club

The Anime Club is growing into some kind of new creative time. If you haven't voted for your favorite ideas please do that now! We'll meet again next week and voting results will be posted soon.

Playing  

Creating

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Readers Wanted!

Would you like to be the first person to read new books?
Can you write a quick review to share your opinions with authors and publishers?

If you answered yes to these questions the Little Brown publisher's Hip Kids Galley Group is for you!


Here is how it works:

1.) We receive a new box of galleys (these are copies of books that have not been published yet!) and I tell you a bit about them.

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2.) You read it (if you are interested in the genre).
Prepare to be on the edge of your seat.



3.) You review it and we send it to the publisher (Ms. Stapleton in New York).

Anna M.'s review (Homeroom Anderson)





Friday, August 24, 2012

Binky arrives! (and 5 other new books)

 
Latest shipment from JLG.




We are always receiving new books for the library. Here is a recent shipment. It is a great mix including historical fiction, picture books, graphic novels, and realistic fiction. 
See anything you might like? 





Monday, March 5, 2012

What Kind of Reader are You?

Great poster from Jabberwocky publishing.  So, what kind of reader are you? (larger version here)