Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Techie Tuesday-David Weisner "Spot"

If you don't know anything about David Weisner, he is the only repeat winner of the Caldecott Award for his amazing Illustrations.  David Wiesner is an American illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books including some that tell stories without words.  My favorite titles include Tuesday, Flotsam, and Art & Max.

I love this app! It is full of creative whimsical characters and creates mindblowing perspectives that embed you into world after world.  The user will feel like the possibilities of their imagination are endless.  We will be using this app in the library this week. 20 minutes of library time isn't nearly enough to explore all there is to see.

David Wiesner’s Spot, available from the App Store at $6.99

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Battle of the Books 2016-2017

:: Medium 20 Book List 3-4 Grades 2016-17 ::

Bulla, Clyde R.The Chalk Box Kid
Birney, Betty G.Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Byars, BetsyWanted. . . Mud Blossom
Cleary, BeverlyRalph S. Mouse
Coerr, EleanorSadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Coville, BruceJeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Draper, Sharon M.Out of My Mind
Erickson, John R.The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Gutman, DanThe Million Dollar Shot
Levine, EllenHenry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the…
Lin, GraceWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon
Look, LenoreAlvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other…
Lord, CynthiaA Handful of Stars
Lowry, LoisAll About Sam
MacLachlan, PatriciaSarah, Plain and Tall
Rappaport, DoreenHelen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Robinson, BarbaraThe Best School Year Ever
Tunnel, MichaelCandy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlifts…
Weston, Robert P.Zorgamazoo
Wiles, DeborahEach Little Bird that Sings

: Medium 20 Book List 5-6 Grades 2016-17 ::

Angus, SamSoldier Dog
Creech, SharonRuby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P.Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, JeanneCity of Ember: the First Book of Ember
Grandits, JohnTechnically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
Hannigan, KatherineIda B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…
Klise K. & Klise, M. SarahRegarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters…
LaFaye, A.Worth
Lee, M. & Choi, Y.Nim and the War Effort
Lord, CynthiaRules
Martin, Ann M.Rain Reign
McSwigan, MarieSnow Treasure
Moore, KayThe Great Bicycle Experiment
Morpurgo, MichaelWar Horse
O’Reilly, BillLincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, KatherineBridge to Terabithia
Rawls, WilsonSummer of the Monkeys
Rowling, JKHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, IvyNight of the Twisters
Wrede, PatriciaDealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest…

Monday, March 28, 2016


Our Fantastic "Mr. Benedicts Mysterious Readers" Team won first place in the District Competition and have brought home the traveling trophy. We will get to keep the trophy all year until next competition. Congratulations!! I'm so proud!  Thank you to Pioneer Bookstore who made the trophy for us to enjoy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Techie Tuesday

This one isn't free, but I am a sucker for Mo Willems. I think your younger readers will be too. I can't keep any of his titles on my shelf.  In this app you can create — and draw — your own Pigeon stories! Answer the bus driver’s questions and then shake the pigeon (voiced by Mo Willems himself), and your answers will become part of the story. For iOS. Disney, $7. Ages 3 and up.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Battle of the Books

We had our battles this week! Congratulations to our winners. All of our students did an amazing job. We had over 40% of students read more than the required amount of books. I am so proud of them! We will have our district battles on the 26th. Our "Mr. Benedict Society Mystery Readers" team will be participating. Good luck girls!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Trailers

Need a new book? Here's some book trailers to get you hooked! These books are all titles we have here in our library.   There are upper and lower grade books included in the playlist. Take a look and see what you'd like to read... just be prepared, you may want to read all of them. 

See you in the library,

Mrs. Adams

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Technie Tuesday- SCRATCH!

 This is a great introduction into coding and computer programming.  It also will strengthen reasoning and problem solving skills.  If you haven't already played around with this, it's time you did.