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Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Anderson Readers!

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything to the Anderson Library Blog! I have been a little busy in the library, and I am using the Anderson Library Website to post important information about the library. I am trying to use the blog to post about books. Since it is almost Thanksgiving, I have been sharing some of my old favorites along with a few new ones about Thanksgiving or related to the Thanksgiving holiday we celebrate here in America! One of my newest favorites (which I just found out is on the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Nominee list) is Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. Not only is the book in a genre I adore (Biography), but it is also about a tradition I have long celebrated since I was a little girl with my family (watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The story is about Tony Sarg, creater of the balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. You will find Balloons Over Broadway under call number, B SAR.

For a quick summary of the book, click on the video below:

To learn more about Melissa Sweet, visit her website!

A few other books I have been sharing with students in the library are:

We Gather Together...Now Please Get Lost! by Diane deGroat

In this Thanksgiving themed tale, Gilbert and his class are headed to a Pilgrim village to learn about Pilgrim life. After waking up on the wrong side of the bed and arriving tardy to school, Gilbert gets stuck being partners with Phillip (the class tattletale). Gilbert successfully avoids Phillip once his class arrives at the Pilgrim village and finds himself in a situation nobody would want to be in due to his poor choices. Will Gilbert reunite with his classmates and his partner Phillip, or be forced to spend the night in an unpleasant place in the Pilgrim village all by himself? Read this delightful tale to find out. Find this book and more of Diane deGroat's books in the Anderson Library under call number E DEG. Click on Diane deGroat's name above to visit her delightful website and learn more about her as an author and more about her books!

One is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale by Judy Cox

Anderson Readers first met Mouse in Haunted House, Haunted Mouse. In this Thanksgiving tale, Mouse finds everyone sleeping in the house and leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner on the table. Creeping out of his hidey-hole, Mouse sneaks to the Thanksgiving table and proceeds to gather up tidbits and larger morsels of food to take back to his hidey-hole for a mouse-sized feast or two! Unfortunately, Cat wakes up. Will Mouse make it back to his hidey-hole with a feast for one, or will he get caught in the act? Watch the book trailer below to find out more about this book. Be sure to visit the Anderson Library to check out One is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale, call number E COX.

Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving Anderson Readers!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome Back to School and to the Library!

I can't believe that we have officially started the 2012-2013 school year here in Frisco ISD! Welcome back to school readers. I hope all of you were able to enjoy reading lots of different things this summer. Remember that I had posted a Get Caught Reader Challenge on the blog at the end of the school year. Many of you have entered your summer reading information on the form accessed through the Get Caught Reading page on the blog. I am extending the deadline to get all your information entered on the separate forms for the books you have read until Friday, August 31st! At the end of the day, I will compile all the information entered and determine the readers that met the challenge. These readers will then be invited to a popsicle party in Nature's Alley in the upcoming weeks. Also, don't forget to send in your summer photos! I will be posting those photos over the next few days just outside the library. It is great to see you all back at Anderson. I look forward to the most outstanding year ever in the library!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

eReader Workshop @ Frisco Public Library

Calling all kids and parents too that would like to know more about using their eReader devices! Frisco Public Library is hosting an eReader workshop on May 10th from 5-6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Frisco Public Library in the Children's Programming Room. Anyone that would like to know more about how to download eBooks and audiobooks from both the public library and Frisco ISD's own Overdrive would benefit from attending this free workshop. For details check out the flyer or ask Mrs. Littlejohn @ the Anderson Library for a bookmark with details on the workshop. Hope many of you will plan to attend.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Frisco Public Library is Hosting a Poetry Writing Contest!

Are you a lover of poetry? Do you like to write your own original poems? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be interested in entering the Frisco Public Library's Poetry Contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Click on the link below to find out all the details about the contest and learn about how to submit your own poetry. Good luck!

Frisco Public Library Poetry Contest

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Preschool Story Time: Times for Second Semester of School

Hello all my preschool readers! I wanted to let you know that we will be meeting again starting January 18th for our preschool story time. The time will change to 8:30-9:00 for story time. Our meeting dates in the Anderson library are:

January 18th
February 1st, 15th, and 29th
March 21st
April 4th
May 2nd and 16th

I hope to see many preschool readers and their parents in the Anderson Library! We really enjoyed some of the fun books read aloud and helping the preschoolers find some great books to check out and take home! See you in the library soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Do you know what I am going to read over the Winter Break?

I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Winter Break so that I can curl up in comfy clothes and enjoy some good books. I have a new obsession with Overdrive and my iPad2. I currently have 4 books I checked out from the Frisco Public Library loaded on my iPad and plan to read some print versions of books as well. Another one of my favorite things to read is magazines, and I have both print and digital versions to enjoy! You might be wondering what print versions of books I am going to read. I have quite a list, but I am going to start with Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which I just finished reading a few weeks ago and I highly recommend)and Kate Klise's Grounded. I have not read any of the Ivy and Bean series that the 1st-3rd grade girls seem to adore, so I am going to try out Ivy and Bean: Doomed to Dance in that series. From there, I am going to delve into the second book of The Books of Elsewhere Series, Spellbound. As you can see, I am going to be quite busy reading over the holidays. Take a few minutes to complete the form about what you will be reading over the break. I can't wait to read your responses! (Be sure to click on the link below the form to fill it out!)

Click here to access the Winter Reading Wonderings form.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's That Time of Year to Curl Up by the Fire with a Great Book!

If you looked at the weather map this past weekend, you would have seen that the entire Metroplex was covered in cold rain showers! It was a wonderful weekend to curl up by the fire or with some other source of warmth (the family dog or a fuzzy blanket) and read a great book. I read a terrific book that is actually currently showing at the movie theaters, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (the movie is called Hugo). I cannot wait to see the movie in 3D over Winter Break! I highly recommend this book as a read aloud with someone at home, or if you enjoy reading chapter books with some terrific black and white pictures mixed in with the writing then this book is for you.

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

A few more great winter weather reads include:
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
Told from Rabbit's point of view, Rabbit wakes up to discover that Kindergarten is closed for the day and there is snow falling, falling, falling everywhere. Mommy tells him he has to wait for the snow to stop falling before he goes out to play. When it finally stops snowing, it is dark but Mommy and Rabbit go out to play anyway.

The Hanukkah Hop! by Erica Silverman
Rhymed text and illustrations follow a family's activities as they prepare to celebrate Hanukkah.

Avalanche by Michael J. Rosen
A rhyming alphabet book in which a boy tosses a snowball to his dog and starts an avalanche that engulfs the entire universe until it has to reverse itself and become a snowball again, ending up in the dog's mouth.

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
For all those readers that love Bad Kitty, she's back starring in another alliterative alphabet book on Christmas Eve. Only Bad Kitty can create such a mess! Three different alphabet tales follow Bad Kitty through the tale. After destroying all of the gifts and decorations at home, Bad Kitty escapes from the car on Christmas Eve and finds a new friend, who helps her learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Anna's Wish by Bruno Hachler
It hasn't snowed for many years in the town that Anna lives in until Anna wishes on a magical horse in the bakery window.