Donna Janell Bowman visits 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade Leopards!

Ben Clanton’s Awesome Authorstrator Visit!

Bluebonnet Voting Parties 2018

At the end of January, we held our sixth annual Bluebonnet Voting Parties!! This year, so many students were eligible to vote that we had six HUGE voting parties in the library!

A record-breaking 454 students cast their vote digitally, hung out with their friends, ate freshly popped popcorn (with/without m&m’s), enjoyed Bluebonnet-related games, and proudly wore their “I Voted” sticker the rest of the day. It was a BUSY day, and SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Texas Book Festival is this weekend!

Have you ever been to the Texas Book Festival at the Texas Capitol? If not, you are missing out! It is a wonderful, FREE, family-friendly event for children and adults who love books! The Texas Book Festival features many authors and illustrators, as well as fun reading-related events throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 am, a group of students from Austin-area schools will be announcing NEXT year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award list! If you are planning to attend the festival, be sure to stop by the Texas Tent at 10:00 on Saturday morning for that special announcement! Also, our very own 2nd graders from Ms. Holcek’s class will be introducing Author & Illustrator Brian Floca on Saturday at 2:00pm in the Children’s Read Me A Story Tent!

Armadillo Readers’ Choice Winner 2017

Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students read all 10 Armadillo Readers’ Choice books in the library this year, and last week, each student cast their vote on a Google form! It was exciting to see how each class and each grade level voted!

Kindergarten students chose Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor as their favorite.

First Grade students had a tie between Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor and Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-lights by W.H. Beck as their favorite.

Second Grade students chose Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor as their favorite.

Here are the grand totals for ALL of our England Elementary Voters:

I am so proud of all of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice voters this year!

Battle of the Bluebonnets 2017: Third Place!

Emily Arrow @ BookPeople – Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale

Our Fourth and Fifth graders are very excited to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale in a few weeks! Learn more about Mr. Hale and his hilarious, historically-accurate books in the Google Slides presentation below, which was presented to 4th & 5th graders last week.
{Note: Mr. Hale has many more works to his name than what is featured in the presentation below!
Read more about his work here.}

Order Forms are due THIS Friday, January 27th!

Click the order form below to download a copy!

Click below to watch his video on War Hats!