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Students in grades 3-6 can earn trophies and other awards by reading Bluebonnet books and taking the corresponding tests in the library. We will only test 18 of the books for the 2019-2020 year. Students that read five books and pass five tests by January 17 will be invited to a voting party with prizes, food, and a chance to choose the Bluebonnet winner for 2020.
Current Bluebonnet List
2x2 Student Packet
Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade can earn a reading medal to be presented at the year's end award assembly. Students read all 20 books on the list and fill out a "book report" for each. Student packets can be found in the library or downloaded above.
Current 2x2 List
New Year, New Books!
This librarian has been joyfully at work creating a long list of must-have books for the new school year. Books from the 2x2 and Bluebonnet lists are already here awaiting their new readers. Students start back soon, so there is little time to spare! A new book in the hands is the finest back-to-school welcoming ritual. Here are a few of the books we are super excited about!
I have been thinking about this all afternoon. What does it say? Is there cause for concern? Are our children maturing sooner or reading later? Are publishers deeming books appropriate for a certain age before they are ready or should be ready?
As a librarian, this does have implications. Librarians have several methods to critique each book. I use them. However, after our discussion today, I am determined to research even more. I will be even more diligent to make certain the books I have in my library are the best, most appropriate literature available for the children I serve. More than ever before, awards and accolades cannot be the lone deciding factors. I cannot solely trust a catalog blurb and the assignment of a reading level to make my choices. I never did.
I am not a censor. I love the written word! I love books! I love the freedom of thought and mind that flows between those bound pages. It's why I became a librarian. I will send that book to a higher-level library where it can be appreciated. For here, I will enrich with another.
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