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Owensville Elementary School

Reading Counts Goals!

It's good to be back though the summer was wonderful!

If you read over the summer, don't forget to take a Reading Counts test on your first library day. You will begin with a new annual goal of 100 if you are in grades 3-5. First grade will need 25 points but will not begin the Reading Counts program until January.

Second grade students will need 80 Reading Counts points this year.

Mark Twain Nominees

The Missouri Association of School Librarians has announced the 2013-14 nominees for the Mark Twain Book award. These books are nominated by Librarians all over the state, but the final winners are voted on by young Missouri readers just like you. Here are the current nominees.

Close to Famous, by Joan Bauer. Viking Juvenile.

Missing on Superstition Mountain, by Elise Broach. Henry Holt and Co.

Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, by Laurie Calkhoven. Dutton Juvenile.

Barn Boot Blues, by Catherine Friend. Amazon Children's Publishing.

Hidden, by Helen Frost. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

The Underdogs, by Mike Lupica. Philomel.

13 Gifts, by Wendy Mass. Scholastic Press.

In Front of God and Everybody, by K.D. McCrite. Thomas Nelson.

The Unwanteds, by Lisa McMann. Aladdin.

Sparrow Road, by Sheila O'Connor. Putnam Juvenile.

Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press.

Pie, by Sarah Weeks. Scholastic Press.

Look for these books in the library. If you read them, you will be able to be included in the final student vote!


If you look on the link above, on the OES LIbrary blog, you will see an avatar that looks somewhat like ME! Mrs. Idel!

I hope you like it! We will be making Voki's in the older grades this year. Woo Hoo!

Find a Reading Buddy

Reading Buddies are special people. It can be a friend in your class, or from another class. You may meet on the playground, in the cafeteria, or you may be e-mail partners! Reading Buddies often have the same reading interests as you and are good listeners. They wait for you to tell them about the books you read. Then they talk about books they have read too! Parents make great Reading Buddies when you are at home. The next time you are in the library and you see someone hanging out in your favorite section of the library; then you may well have found your special Reading Buddy!