Centennial Library

New this month! Hour of Code and Little Maverick Nominees


Library Lessons

Kinder: Understanding the Sky with If I Were an Astronaut and poetry from Douglas Florian

1st Grade: Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Tales and Reader's Theater to match the tales

2nd Grade: Introducing traditional literature with a concentration on tall tales (new and old)

3rd-5th: Beginning poetry and Readers Theater

Little Maverick Nominees are announced!

The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5. The purpose of the list is to encourage students to explore a variety of current graphic novels. The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.

There will be two reading logs. One for kindergarten through 2nd grade and one for third through fifth grade. You may find the the reading logs below as well as forms for all the reading programs offered here at Centennial. I have ordered the books and they will ship after the winter break. The city library currently has many of the nominees.

Reading Programs

Little Maverick: Open to all students

Texas 2x2: K-2nd grade

Texas Bluebonnet: 3rd-5th grade

36 Book Challenge: Open to all students

Hour of Code

Star Wars Building a Galaxy

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That's why 2nd-5th grade is joining me for the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that Centennial Elementary is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. This is a chance to change the future of education in Plano, Texas.


Andrea Landon, M.L.S.

Centennial Elementary Librarian

2609 Ventura Drive

Plano ISD




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