Congratulations to the winner of the Building Block Award 2016-2017
Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry
2017-2018 Building Block Award Nominees
These books will be read to the kindergarten students during their library visits. In December they will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.
Lion Lessons / by Jon Agee
Marta! Big and Small / by Jen Arena; illus. by Angela Dominguez
There's a Giraffe in My Soup / by Ross Burach
There's a Bear on My Chair / by Ross Collins
Dragon was Terrible / by Kelly DiPucchio; illus. by Greg Pizzoli
Wolfie the Bunny / by Ame Dyckman; illus. by Zachariah OHora
Old MacDonald had a Truck / by Steve Goetz; illus. by Eda Kanban
Frog On a Log? / by Kes Gray; illus. by Jim Field
Still a Gorilla / by Kim Norman; illus. by Chad Geran
10 Little Ninjas / by Miranda Paul; illus. by Nate Wragg
First & Second Grades
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Show Me Award Winner-Strongheart!
82,211 total votes submitted:
1st Place: Strongheart: The World's First Movie Star Dog, written & illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully - 19,954 votes
2nd Place: The Tooth Fairy Wars, by Kate Coombs & illustrated by Jake Parker - 19,308 votes
3rd Place: Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens, by Beth Stern & illustrated by Devin Crane - 11,481 votes
Next year's nominees (2017-2018)
First and second grade students will listen to these award books and participate in activities designed to build library and literacy skills.
|Mother Bruce / by Ryan T Higgins|
|Winnie by Sally / Walker|
|The Day the Crayons Came Home / by Drew Daywalt|
Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo /
by Cassandra Maxwell
|Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed / by Leslea Newman|
|Marilyn’s Monster / by Michelle Knudsen|
|I Am Trying To Love Spiders / by Bethany Barton|
|If You Ever Want To Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! / by Elise Parsley|
|Trombone Shorty / by Troy Andrews|
|Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story / By Emily Arnold McCully|
GKCRead (Great Kids Can Read Program)
Click below to take a GKCRead Quiz
Earn Reading Parties!
- Read 4 GKCRead Nominees by October 31 and you will be invited to a Cookies and Milk Reading Party.
- Read 7 GKCRead Nominees by January 2 and you will be invited to attend a Hot Chocolate Reading Party.
- Read 10 GKCRead Nominees by February 23 and you will receive a certificate of achievement and enjoy a pizza party with other award book readers.
Fourth & Fifth Grades
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Mark Twain Award Winner!!
A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi Winget
2017-2018 Mark Twain Award Nominees
|Webster: Tale of an Outlaw *||Ellen Emerson White|
|The Doublecross (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) *||Jackson Pearce|
|All the Answers *||Kate Messner|
|House Arrest *||K. A. Holt|
|Took *||Mary Downing Hahn|
|The War that Saved my Life *||Kimberly Brubaker Bradley|
|The Worst Class Trip Ever *||Dave Barry|
|Book Scavenger *||Jennifer Chambliss Bertman|
|Fish in a Tree *||Lynda Mullaly Hunt|
|Echo *||Pam Munoz Ryan|
|The Only Game *||Mike Lupica|
Click below to take a quiz for an MT book:
Mark Twain Nominees available as ebooks or soundbooks in Overdrive are marked with an *
Click on Overdrive ebooks, sign in, and search for the book title!
Earn Reading Parties!
- Read 4 MT Nominees by October 31 and you will be invited to attend a Cookies and Milk Reading Party.
- Read 8 MT Nominees by January 2 and you will be invited to attend a Hot Chocolate Reading Party.
- Read 12 MT Nominees by February 23 and you will be invited to a big Reading Event with Mrs. Vannelli, receive a certificate of achievement, and a pizza party.
Award Book Voting
Students will be able to vote for their favorite GKCRead book (3rd Grade) and Mark Twain (4th-5th Grade) after reading 4 books and passing the quizzes.