Welcome back to school, Branson Elementary West students and parents! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on our blog, but now it’s time to get things going again. I wanted to share an exciting new book series with you that was just released today. It is called 39 Clues, and it is a new kind of reading adventure. The story is a mystery that you, as the reader, actually try to solve. Reading the books will help you solve the clues, but there is also an exciting online game and trading cards that give you additional information. There are even real prizes being given away, including a $10,000 grand prize! I can’t wait to read the first book, The Maze of Bones. It’s written by Rick Riordan, the Mark Twain Award winning author of The Lightning Thief. You can learn more about 39 Clues by going to their website at http://www.the39clues.com/. So, here’s a question for you. What would you do if you won the $10,000 grand prize? I can’t wait to read your comments! Remember, when you post a comment, only put your first name and your room number, and don’t put an email address, even if you have one.
Your library lady,
Now that you have heard the first book in the Spiderwick Chronicles, tell me which of the main characters is the most like you and why you think that character is like you.
I think that I am most like Mallory. I am the older sister of two younger brothers (they are not twins, but they are only a year apart), and I kind of picked on my brothers sometimes, just like Mallory picks on Jared. I was also kind of bossy, just like Mallory.
I hope you are as excited about seeing the Spiderwick movie as I am! Here are a couple of Spiderwick websites that you might enjoy:
The Spiderwick Chronicles Book Website
The Spiderwick Chronicles Movie Website
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Mrs. Matzat, your library lady
Greetings, Branson Elementary students!
Welcome to our LMC (that’s library media center for you non-BES people) blog. I was thinking the other day about books that I really love, and I thought it would be fun for us to share what book is our favorite book. Now, that’s a very hard thing for me to do as I have so many books that I love. So, I tried to think back to when I was a 3rd grader. My favorite book in 3rd grade was The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. I absolutely loved that story and read it about 50 times. My teacher read it out loud to us, and I couldn’t wait to hear more each day. I loved the thought of these kids being all on their own living in a boxcar. I also loved that Benny, one of the characters in the story, had a dog named Watch that he took care of (you know how much I love dogs). This story has a great ending, so if you haven’t read it, be sure to check it out!
Now it’s your turn! What is your favorite book? Why is it your favorite? (Parents, you can share your favorites, too!)