Welcome to Manzanita Library! I hope you find lots of books that you will enjoy reading. We have many new books this year, as well as some ebooks.
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Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
Congratulations to the 2016 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominees! Be sure to check them out.
Cats are Cats by Valeri Gorbachev, 2014
Crankle Doodle by Tom Angelberger, 2013
Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall, 2014
A Home for Bird by Philip Christian Stead, 2012
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora, 2014
If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre, 2011
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, 2013 – Winner
My Teacher is Monster! (No, I Am Not) by Peter Brown, 2014
Sparky! by Jenny Offill, 2014
Xander’s Panda Party by LInda Sue Park, 2013
And the Winner is–: Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner, 2013
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, 2013
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer, 2013
Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, 2013
A LIttle Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke, 2013 – Winner
My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, 2013
Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Ferris, 2012
Rotten Pumpkin: A Rotten Tale in 15 Voices by David M. Schwartz, 2013
That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen by Bruce Goldstone, 2013
Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail by Jessica Gunderson, 2012
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz, 2013
Always October by Bruce Colville, 2012
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, 2013 – Winner
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer, 2011
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin, 2012
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Regan Barnhill, 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, 2012
The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin, 2011
The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan, 2013
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, 2013
Peace, Love, Books
The grooviest Scholastic Book Fair has come to Manzanita School! Come and check out all the wonderful books we have to offer. The fair will be open for students and parents to purchase books from May 2 through May 11 at lunchtime (11:30-1:15.) We will also be open during the Open House on May 5, 5:00-7:00 pm.
You can also shop online. Find us at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/manzdragons. You can see all the books at the book fair, plus some!
There’s an app for that!! Check out the new Scholastic Book Fairs App. With the scan of a book cover or bar code, you’ll find out the age, grade, and reading levels of a book. Search thousands of titles and find recommended or similar books, create wish lists, and make purchases for books available online. The Book Fairs app makes finding the right-fit book a snap! For more information visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs
Preview some of the new books being offered at the Book Fair here: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/books
Lynne Avril – Guest Illustrator
Lynne Avril, illustrator of the popular Amelia Bedelia books, visited our school on May 21 in conjunction with the KABAM festival. She spoke with the second and third graders about her work and even created an Amelia Bedelia poster for our school (with color suggestions from the students!)
We are pleased to continue our Fire Up with Reading program. This is a school wide incentive program to encourage reading comprehension by taking AR tests and earning AR points. The number of points vary, depending on your child’s grade level. Each quarter your child will earn a reward, such as brownies, if your child meets their AR goal.
Second quarter goals are:
First grade – 3 points Accererated first grade – 4 points
Second Grade – 9 points Accelerated second grade – 11 points
Third grade – 11 points Accelerated third grade – 13 points
Fourth grade – 13 points Accelerated fourth grade – 15 points
Fifth grade – 15 points Accelerated fifth grade – 17 points
You may access your child’s AR account by logging into the Renaissance website. Use the user name and password your child uses at school. This will allow you to see your child’s progress.
Students can now access interactive books online. The books are fiction and nonfiction and have a variety of reading levels.Best of all, students can read the books themselves, or the books can be read to them. There are 50 books from which to choose. Just click on www.mycapstonelibrary.com. The username is manzanita and the password is school.
I will meet with your child’s class every four days. Books are checked out every other class, with the exception of kindergarten. Grades 1,2, and 3 check out one or two books, depending on your child’s classroom teacher’s preference. Grades 4 and 5 will check out two books. During class, we have discussed safe places to keep books (in backpacks, in their desk at school.) This will help ensure that books will be returned on time, during your child’s regular library time.
If a book is lost or damaged, students are responsible for the cost of the book. They will not be able to check out a book is paid for a suitable replacement is given to the library.
Your child will earn a library grade, based on behavior and book care. Some written work, especially in the upper grades will also be graded. Your child can earn an E,S, N. or U. If your child is earning an N or U, I will send home a notice at progress report time that will need to be signed and returned.
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Parents, you may check on your child’s AR progress. You can see the books your child has tested on and check point values of AR books.
Need to know if a book has an AR test? Do you need to know what level it is, or how many points it has? Go to AR Bookfinder to check it out!
Capstone Interactive Library
Students can now access interactive books online. These books are fiction and nonfiction and have a variety of reading levels. Best of all, students can read the book themselves, or the book can be read to them. There are 50 books from which to choose. Just click on the link. The username is manzanita and the password is school.
Students, this is your card catalog, just like we use at school. You may look up a book to if it is in the library. Don’t forget to click on Manzanita School!