Shake the winter blues and spring into a great book!
I remember being so excited when my children learned to read on their own. It was bittersweet for me, as I missed reading to my kids when they were still curling up in my lap, so proud to see them turning into readers themselves. Here are a few fantastic new transitional chapter books for the young reader in your life.
Meet the students at Puppy Academy–a team of plucky puppies learning to be working dogs. Everyone says Star is much too fast to be a sheepdog–but when your mom is a sheepdog champion, what else can you be? When a lamb goes missing on a field trip to Stormy Mountain, Star races up help!
To the Party Bears, every thing is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY! They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else–a good party. Not so for the rest of the animals living in the Grumpy Woods. They find the bears terribly annoying.When a few beavers come to town, the Grumpy Woods are even grumpier than usual. These beavers are drying up their river with their dam . . . the beavers are ruining everything! They must leave–it is decreed! But the Super Happy Party Bears just love the beavers! As the Grumpy Woods scheme to unwelcome them, the Super Happy Party Bears throw them a housewarming party that will prove dancing can always save the day.
Congratulations to our Book Battle Winners!
1st Pace **also won the costume contest!
The Reading Rockets (Bon Meade)
Manager: Trista Gehrlein
The Wizards of Words (Bon Meade)
Manager: Rebecca Gill
Blasting Bookers (Bone Meade)
Manager: Kristy Pindilli & Gina Violi
Manager: Rebecca Moore
Manager: Lori Gerhardt
Five Guys Books & Bowties-Moon
Manager: Heather Nickles
Getting ready to go head-to-head with our Battle of the Books events! 4th Grade will compete this Thursday, March 9th @ 6:00 PM. 5th Grade will challenge each other on Monday, March 13th @ 6:00 PM. Both events will take place at the Moon Middle School and will feature teams from Moon, Cornell and Propel Montour. Good luck to our Book Battlers!
Ever heard of Amelia Bloomer? She was a women’s rights activist in the 1800’s and the namesake of a fabulous children’s literature award. Here are just a few of the books that were acknowledged by the Amelia Bloomer Project for excellence in portraying significant feminist content in quality children’s books. You can check out the entire list at www.ameliabloomer.wordpress.com
Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist—an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s—she began taking research dives and training sharks, earning her the nickname “The Shark Lady.”
In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax took on the job of lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City lighthouse off Lake Michigan. It was a bold and determined endeavor, especially since there were very few female lighthouse keepers in the country at that time. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story focuses on Harriet’s commitment and determination to fulfilling her charge and living life on her own terms. Excerpts from her actual log are included.
She couldn’t go to college. She couldn’t become a politician. She couldn’t even vote. But Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn’t let that stop her. She called on women across the nation to stand together and demand to be treated as equal to men—and that included the right to vote. It took nearly seventy-five years and generations of women fighting for their rights through words, through action, and through pure determination . . . for things to slowly begin to change.
Wonder Women provides thought-provoking profiles that introduces world-changing women of history, as well as connecting the impact of their work to the work of women in STEM fields today,
Synopsis taken from Google
‘Tis the season for guest readers! If you’re in need of a last-minute title to take into the classroom, look no further!
The Biggest Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Hannukah Mice by Steven Kroll
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
I am a list maniac. I love to make them. I love to check things off of them. I love to read them. I literally love lists. Now when you combine lists with books? To make book lists? Oh, I’m over the moon. So when one of my favorite blogs, Fuse 8 from School Library Journal announced that they were going to be publishing not 1, not 2, but 31 BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS LISTS…well, I got a little excited.