Monday, November 18, 2013

We celebrate Halloween!
South students, armed with 12 new digital cameras, took almost 500 pictures of our Halloween activities.  We look forward to adding these pictures with student work to a new Halloween book for the library.  Thanks Fast Track for making this possible!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Make New Friends at the Library!

I would like you to meet some friends of mine.  Some of them are funny.  Some of them are silly. You can take them home with you and you can visit with them again and again.  They are some of my favorite characters from fiction books.  I hope they will become your friends too.  Look for them at the library!

Picture Books (E):
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Charlie & Lola by Lauren Child
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner LINK, LINK
Lyle the Crocodile by Bernard Waber
Arthur by Marc Brown
Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban

Readers (R):
Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel
Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo LINK
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Elephant & Piggy by Mo Willems LINK
Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo LINK
George & Martha by James Marshall
Nancy Clancy by Jane O'Connor
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Pinky & Rex by James Howe
Mr. Putter & Tabby by Cynthia Rylant
Amanda & Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leewen
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Bones by David Adler

Chapter Books (FIC):
Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Gannet Stiles
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betsy McDonald
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Freddie by Walter Brooks
Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson
Poppy by Avi
Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows LINK

Graphic Novels (GN):
Lunch Lady by Jarrett Krosoczka LINK

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Reading Connections

If you read for fun you are much more likely to succeed in school.  Challenge yourself to read one of the following book lists.  Maybe you will connect with new authors, titles and genres that  you haven't before.  Remember, if these books aren't available in our library, you can request them from other schools in the district and from your public library.  Just click on the links at the left.

Maine Student Book Award Nominees
If you are in grades 4-8 help choose the next Maine Student Book Award winner.  There are 40 nominees.  This is a great list of fiction and nonfiction books. Challenge yourself to read all 40 and become a Star Student!  Learn more about Star Students here.  LINK  Nominees for 2013-14 LINK

Past MSBA Winners
The Maine Student Book Award has been given since 1991.  Challenge yourself to read all of the past award winners.  LINK

Chickadee Nominees
Children in grades K-4 have the very important job of choosing the Chickadee Award winner from a list of ten nominees.  Get a jump start reading the nominees for 2013-2014.  LINK

Past Chickadee Winners
The Chickadee Award has been given since 2005.  Challenge yourself to read past winners and nominees.  Can you read them all?  LINK

Caldecott Medal Winners
Each year one children's book published in the previous year is given the distinction of receiving the Caldecott Medal.  The Caldecott is for excellence in illustrations and it is primarily awarded to picture book fiction.  Read all of the winners from the past 75+ years!  LINK

Caldecott Medal and Honor Winners
In addition to Caldecott Medal winners chosen each year there are honor books chosen as well.  If you finish reading all of the medal winners, move on to the honor books! LINK

Outstanding Science Books for Children
This list of book includes biographies, natural sciences, and technology for grades K-12.  If you like nonfiction this is a great list for you!  LINK

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Children
If you like history and geography and reading about people and places take a look at this list.  LINK

American Library Association Notable Books
This list is fiction and nonfiction books for all ages.  Check it out!  LINK

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Medal Books Picked in January

On January 25th the American Library Association will choose the next Caledcott Medal and Honor winners.  Who do you think will win?  We'll post the winner here as soon as we find out who it is.  Can't wait!

Want to see who the past winners were?  Visit the ALA website to see the list. LINK

The Newbery Medal winners will be chosen on January 28th.  Stayed tuned for more details.  If you want to take a look at the past winners you can find them here. LINK

Monday, January 7, 2013

Digital Citizenship

Our children use technology like we used pens and pencils.  They need specialized skills to help them be effective technology consumers and to be safe on the internet.  The tech integraters and librarians in RSU13 use the curriculum provided by Common Sense Media to help educate students about digital citizenship.  We encourage you to take a look at their website and learn how best to guide your children.  For more information click on the link above or go to the Digital Citizenship page on the right.  Please contact your child's school if you any concerns, questions, or suggestions. -Mrs. Tibbett's