News From the Library–May 31, 2010

India, the Moonstone Fairy

A Book Review by Devan and Olive

Also in the Library this week….

Kindergarten–Kindergarten missed Library this week due to a make-up art class.

First Grade–Told through a series of letters from a boy to his parents, I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff is a great way to introduce letter writing and also the power of persuasion.  One letter after another answers his parent’s concerns about getting a new pet and in the end, his hard work pays off.  The illustrations in the book are a charming accompaniment to the story.

Second Grade–Students love How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long and they love a sequel, too.  In Pirates Don’t Change Diapers, we find Jeremy Jacob meeting up again with his pirate friends who have to come back for their treasure.  But first they have to babysit for his little sister Bonny Anne who proceeds to eat the treasure map!!  Fortunately all turns out in the end and the treasure is located.  David Shannon’s wonderful illustrations make this book a real winner!

Third Grade–Continuing with our study of William Steig books, third graders heard the charming tale of Zeke Pippin, a pig with a magical harmonica.  Although he becomes quite the accomplished musician, all his audiences promptly fall asleep.  This magic, however comes in mighty handy when Zeke is kidnapped by a band of dogs.  Once again, William Steig doesn’t disappoint with those “hundred dollar” words–one of this group’s favorite was nincompoop!

Fourth Grade–Mrs. Edwards’ class missed library this week due to Spring Sing Practice and Mr. Orr’s class heard Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.  After the story we discussed what we would do if we had that magic pebble and answers ranged from becoming a trillionaire to solving the oil spill on the Gulf Coast.

Fifth Grade–As a last library day treat, fifth graders heard two of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.  These are always a big hit with older readers who can understand Dahl’s sense of humor.  Not to be read to the younger ones, though!

Sixth Grade–Sixth graders got back their “final exams” and we went over the answers together.  This week was their last library class at Cold Spring.  I wish them all the best!

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