Thursday, December 6, 2018

Saving Time as a Media Specialist

I was recently honored to be a guest blogger for my friend and colleague Suzy Lolley's blog.  My post is all about time saving tricks for solo librarians.  Click here to read the post!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Top Twenty-Five Books of 2017-2018

Here are the top twenty-five circulated titles during the 2017-2018 school year at my K-5 school.

25. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

24. Bad Kitty Vs. Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door by Nick Bruel

23. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

22. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

21. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

19. Happy Birthday Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

18. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

17. Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson

16. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell

15. Mayday by Karen Harrington

14. Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel

13. Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

11. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

9. Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

4.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Paws for Books Book Fair

We just completed our spring book fair.  Scholastic's spring theme is Paws For Books: Come, Sit, Read a Great Tale!  We transformed the outside of the media center into a pet park!  I also displayed pictures of our staff members' pets.

The inside of the media center was reminiscent of the inside of a pet shop.

After we set up, I held a teacher preview.  I served Beggin' Strips Bacon Dip, Nine Lives Tuna Salad, Kibbles and Bits (pepperoni and cheese cubes, Pupcorn, Pupcakes, and Toilet Water.  Teachers browsed the new titles and created their wish lists during the preview.

This fair, my students were most excited about The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey.  Overall, it was a dog-gone good book fair!