Emily Arrow sings with PreK, K, and 1st graders!

To say our students have been a little excited to meet kid-lit-tunes musician Emily Arrow is an understatement! We’ve been reading books, singing her songs, and watching her YouTube videos for months, and the day finally came for her to sing with us LIVE and IN PERSON from the Elsa England Cafeteria!!!!!!

Thanks again to our fabulous PTA for sponsoring this amazing experience for our community!

Author/Illustrator Christian Robinson to visit K-2 on March 4th!

Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders are very excited to have the opportunity to hear from New York Times Bestselling, Award-Winning Author-Illustrator, Christian Robinson, as he speaks about his debut picture book, Another, at England Elementary on Monday, March 4th!

Another will be released on March 5th, but our students can purchase it through BookPeople and our school library and it will arrive in time for Mr. Robinson to sign and personalize it to your student on the day of his visit! Preorders need to be turned in to our library by Friday, March 1st with this order form. Orders can be paid by check (made out to BookPeople), cash (exact change please), OR orders can be placed online through the BookPeople website!!! All ordering information is on this order form.
If you’d like to hear more about Mr. Robinson and his work, please check out this presentation I created and shared with students a few weeks ago!

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!