Friday, March 26, 2010

Binky the Space Cat

We just received a new shipment of books, and some of them just make me laugh. Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires is about a cat who has really never been outside the house, but he has made it his mission to protect his humans from alien invaders (aka insects.) I think that this graphic novel will be in a smiling young reader's hand at all times.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The Lego books are so well loved that they just never stay on the shelf overnight. We were thrilled to receive two new ones as birthday donations! The addition of a lego table and a small collection of legos has created a new exciting space for reading, creating, and building in the library.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster

We have many different mystery series in our library, and as I was gathering examples to show to the second grades, I discovered The Doyle and Fossey Science Detectives series by Michele Torrey. It is definitely one of my new favorites! Two fifth grade detectives work to solve four scientific cases. The mysteries are followed by experiments and activities that are related to the solutions. This series is perfect for mystery readers who love science and fun!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Day Glo Brothers

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton just arrived in our latest shipment of new books for the library. It tells the story of two brothers who wondered about colors and then went through the innovative process to create the fluorescent colors that did not exist before 1935. This book will appeal to those readers and wonderers who like science and who love learning about how things came to be.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Callie Cat, Ice Skater

I just found Eileen Spinelli's Callie Cat, Ice Skater in the book return and read it for the first time. With the olympics coming up and with so much attention given to medals and awards, this is a gem of a book to remind us all of that feeling of "melting sweetness" that comes from doing what you love.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Scaredy Squirrel

The second graders loved Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel. The diagrams and illustrations fit so well with the "all about" writing that they are doing in the classroom. Besides being a great mentor text, it's really fun to read!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Faith by Maya Ajmera and the Global Fund for Children emphasizes the themes of prayer, song, celebration, worship, hope, and peace that are shared in many of the worlds religions. The incredible photography and text describes what makes each unique. This is brand new in our library. Beautiful!