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Make Like a TREE and READ!
How to Read a Book by A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree--a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do--and plant yourself. (It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. How to Read a Book has received three starred reviews!
Publication Date: 2019-06-18
The Bad Seed by A New York Times bestseller! Amazon Prime's Most Read Title of 2019! An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be--happy? With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
The Case of the School Ghost by It's the night of the Fourth Grade sleepover, and Buddy is invited. When he gets to school, Mr. Poe, the custodian, tells everyone about the ghost that haunts the school grounds. There are no such things as ghosts, right? But secret notes, unusual banging, and a ghostly voice may indicate otherwise. Could this be why Connor and Michael are acting so strange? Is there really a ghost in the school? Buddy is determined to find out!
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Jabari Jumps by Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for.
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man by Captain Awesome wonders what to do when he suspects that his superhero best friend has become...a bad guy? Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon's young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a "grown-up" format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups! Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones are best friends. They are also supersecret superheroes and members of the Sunnyview Superhero Squad. It's Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man to the rescue! MI-TEE! But when Eugene and Charlie get into a fight, Captain Awesome is forced to wonder if Nacho Cheese Man might actually be...bad? In the process of sorting out good guys and bad guys, Eugene learns an important lesson about friendship--and what it really means to be a superhero. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) by Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews' Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth's surface. And the woman with the Tiger's heart is on the prowl . . .
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Library Events and Activities
September- Introduction to Texas Bluebonnet Award books for 3rd-5th grades
September 17- Art Club begins for PK-5th
End of September-Battle of the Books club begins for 3rd /4th grades
Beginning of October- Battle of the Books club for 5th grade begins
Texas Bluebonnet Award LIst
Texas Bluebonnet Award at Mesa Verde
Texas Bluebonnet will begin this month! We have the books and will be introduced to them soon. Voting will be in January 2022. Students need to read at least 5 books off the nominee list to vote.
Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee List for 2021-22