Monday, November 28, 2005
Stop in the Media Center and check out the new books that are arriving. Both Tipler and Sunset have lots of additions. Check out the "New Book" button on the Destiny Visual Search. You will be taken to the complete listing.
One of my new favorites is A BEAR NAMED TROUBLE by Marian Dane Bauer. This story is told from two different perspectives: Trouble, a brown bear, who has been sent out to live on his own and Jonathon, a 10-year-old boy. Jonathon is drawn to the bear. He even lures it close to him with food. The bear tunnels under a fence into the Anchorage Zoo, where Jonathon's father is a zookeeper. When Trouble kills a popular animal, rangers want to kill Trouble. What will happen to the bear? This story is actually based on a real incident.
Come in and check this new book out!
Monday, November 14, 2005
Over the weekend I read The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg. Most of us know Van Allsburg as the author of The Polar Express and Jumanji. Give this older title a try.
Have you ever wished that your dreams could come true? In this story Monsieur Bibot is given two magical figs that make his dreams come true. He has grand ideas that he will become the richest man on earth. Read the story and see what happens when Marcel, his dog, eats the fig before he does!
On Wednesday, November 16 Pegi Deitz Shea, author of Tangled Threads and The Whispering Cloth will visit our school. She will be meeting with the 6th and 7th grade students to work on revision techniques. In the afternoon she will be meeting with the READ-ON TIGERS book club. In October the group discussed Tangled Threads.
Tangled Threads is the story of Mai, a 13-year-old Hmong girl. She travels from a refugee camp in Thailand to the United States. Mai's American cousins introduce her to life here, while her grandmother keeps her grounded to traditional values. Stop in the Media Center and check it out!