Library News...

...where Reading is our Super Power!

Edition 2

A Tale to Tell...

  • When looking at a book that had water damage, a Kindergarten child says, "We could just paint over it."
  • A first grader says, "you can't drink anything while you're reading, because your dog might jump on the table and knock your drink over. That happens to me alot."
  • And, another first grader... "Ants can't check out library books, because they get food for the princess. They take it to her, and then they all explode. All the books would be gone."
  • While reading a book that says, "Damaged books break my little worm heart," second grader responds, "That book is fiction, because worms do not have hearts."

October Fun

October 8th - Faith Ringold's and Karma Wilson's Birthday

October 10th - James Marshall's Birthday

October 15th - David Shannon's Birthday

October 16th - Dictionary Day

October 20th - Nikki Grime's Birthday

October 30th - National Candy Corn Day

National Bully Prevention Month

National Book Month - October 25th @ 8:15 - READ-IN

International Dinosaur Month

Student Magazine Subscriptions

American Girl – New for Us

Created especially for girls age 8 and up, American Girl is an appealing, age-appropriate alternative to teen magazines. Features advice, crafts, contests, puzzles, games, giggles, and more!


Appleseeds is an award-winning magazine filled with non-fiction reading and social studies topics for kids ages 7 to 9 (grades 2 - 4). Appleseeds provides kids with thematic issues that cover everything from daily life in ancient Mexico to American Heroes to Islam.


Ask investigates the world with past and present inventors, artists, and thinkers, and scientists. From the publishers of Click, Ask offers cartoons, contests, projects, Web experiments, games, and puzzles for kids ages 7 to 10 (grades 2 - 4).

Big Backyard

Your Big Backyard is for children aged 3 to 7 years. Filled with fun activities, simple stories and wild animals that the little ones love. Your Big Backyard draws preschoolers closer to nature and gets them ready to read. Youngsters will enjoy the seasonal crafts, simple cooking recipes, fun games, and more.

Boy’s Life

(Ages 7-18) The award-winning magazine for all boys. Boys' Life is dedicated to making a high-quality magazine. Includes articles on fiction, history, outdoors, non-fiction, science, sports and much more.


Click opens up a universe of wonder by introducing kids ages 3 - 7 to the world that's all around them. Click is about the sciences, nature, and the environment. From the publishers of Ladybug, Click is written so that children will love the challenge of new learning.

Disney’s Princess Magazine

This fairy tale magazine for little princesses is full of magical activities, fun games and enchanting stories. Girls join Cinderella, Belle, and all the other much-loved princesses as they read, color, create and role-play.

Kid’s Discover – New to Us

Dedicated to helping children aged 6 to 12 become lifelong learners, each issue investigates a single high-interest topic in science or social studies. The combination of dramatic color photography, high-impact illustrations, and informative kid-friendly text engages readers with compelling content.

National Geographic Kids

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a fact-filled, fast-paced magazine created especially for ages 6 and up. With an award-winning combination of photos, facts, and fun, NG KIDS has captivated its more than one million readers for over 35 years. Articles and departments entertain and inspire readers to learn about their world with amazing information about animals, science, technology, archaeology, geography, and pop culture, plus jokes, games, activities in every issue.

National Geographic Little Kids

An innovative new magazine full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents! Bursting with lively photographs, engaging stories, and interactive picture games, each issue supplies you with fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by noted educators at National Geographic.

Preschool Friends – New to Us

Preschool Friends magazine combines learning, laughter, playtime, and fun in one kid-friendly package! Join Curious George, Scooby Doo, Clifford Puppy Days, Super Why, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, and other favorite friends for early-learning fun in this great magazine! Each issue contains stories, a collectible poster and a workbook full of fun educational activities that are designed to encourage the skills needed to succeed in school while having fun with their favorite characters. Published 8 times a year, this magazine is designed for children aged 3 to 8.

Ranger Rick – New to Us

Ranger Rick is for children ages 7 and up. Each issue is packed with amazing facts, stunning photos and outdoor adventures that help kids sharpen reading skills and develop a deeper appreciation for nature. A Parent's Choice Gold Award recipient in 1999.

Spider – New to Us

Spider weaves a web of wonder for kids ages 6 to 9. Filled with stories, poems, articles, and illustrations from around the world for kids who are excited about reading on their own. It's especially for those who have reached that amazing age when they first get excited about reading on their own.

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Sports Illustrated KIDS delivers the excitement, passion, and fun of sports to kids, tweens and young teens in an action-oriented, authentic and interactive style. The authority on kids and sports, SI KIDS reflects the interests and humor of its audience.

Thomas & Friends – New to Us

Thomas & Friends Magazine brings to life the magical world of Thomas & Friends for early learners. Each issue is filled with charming stories, a collectible poster, and a workbook filled with fun, educational activities designed to put children on the right track to improving early learning skills while having fun with their beloved friends from the Island of Sodor. Published 8 times a year, this magazine is perfect for your "Little Conductor" aged 3 to 8.

Turtle – New to Us

Turtle, a 2012 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner, engages preschoolers ages 3-5 with "read to me" stories, rhymes, and cartoons that promote timeless core values. Colorful, age-appropriate activities, recipes and crafts offer skill-based opportunities to build confidence and let little ones shine!

Wild Animal Baby – New to Us

Wild Animal Baby is for children aged 12 months to 3 years, this new board magazine will delight toddlers and their parents. Wonderful animal photos, short picture stories and fun activities make learning about nature delightfully fun. Non-toxic and safe for toddlers.

Young Rider – New to Us

Entertains pony-mad youngsters with a fun-filled mixture of riding tips, horse-care hints, celebrity features, pen-pal pges, contests and three or more beautiful color posters. Aimed at horse-owning pre-teens, and horse-less riding school kids, the magazine's goal is to teach young people how to look after their horses properly and how to improve their riding skills safely.

YUM for Kids – New to Us

Yum for Kids is a magazine all about children in the kitchen! It has an upbeat outlook with bright graphics and is filled with tons of nourishing and fun recipes that kids can get involved in.


From the publishers of Zoobooks and Zootles, Zoobies is full of animal stories, photos, and puzzles for little ones! You will find it is written specifically to introduce infants and toddlers to the wonderful world of reading.


Simply written and beautifully illustrated. Each monthly issue "captures" one of 60 different animals through magnificent photography, illustrations, diagrams, descriptions and includes interactive activity pages. Kids get "up close and personal" with the world's most amazing creatures.


Created for children 2-6 years old. Each issue includes a featured animal, number, and phoneme sound. Counting and sound recognition games are built in to the content, along with read aloud stories, poems and more! This magazine is so much fun, youngsters won't realize how much they are learning.

Math Journaling

I have done lots of reading lately on Math Journaling. Students write in journals to examine, express, and keep track of their reasoning. Writing about math stimulates a different part of the brain than simply working the arithmetic alone. It may also be a good lure for a reluctant writer who enjoys math. This seems to be a great learning tool for students --- and their teachers! :)

* All of my information was pulled from the site below.

For more great ideas on Math Journaling, click here.

Author Interviews!

Discover if Chris Van Allsburg is really as spooky as his books, where Jon Scieszka gets his wacky ideas, and why Patricia Polacco's warm family tales seem so real with these author interviews! LOTS of fun authors!

Author Interviews

Books for Promethean Board

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