What's Happening in the Learning Commons

2018

If You Liked A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L'Engle...

Posted on April 23 2018

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley Even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn’t approve, Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible…

April: New Books In The Library

Posted on April 12 2018

Football Genius by Tim Green Twelve-year-old Troy White has a phenomenal gift: He can predict football plays before they even happen. Any position. Any player. Any team.When Troy's single mom gets a…

Battle Of The Books

Posted on April 10 2018

For the months of April and May you can take part in the Battle of the Books!  MES Staff have recommended books for students to read.  Div I students will complete a review on paper (forms are available…

A Wrinkle In Time By Madeleine L'Engle

Posted on April 3 2018

April 3, 2018 It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most…

Successful Book Fair

Posted on March 21 2018

We just wrapped up another successful book fair. Thanks to all who attended and supported the library. We'd also like to thank Mrs. Barbara Davies and Mrs. Susan Roberts (along with Forte) for graciously…

Shannon Hale

Posted on March 14 2018

New York Times best selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections,…

February: New Books In The Library

Posted on February 28 2018

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off and a wicked crocodile a day "on." Princess Cora…

Scholastic Book Fair: Paws For Books!

Posted on February 28 2018

Our Spring Book Fair runs March 14th-16th and it is going to be so Doggone good! We are inviting all to our first Family Night, "Paws to Read", Thursday, March 15 from 6:00-8:00. Please COME, SIT,…

If You Liked The Ethan Before I Was Born By Ali Standish...

Posted on February 21 2018

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The good ones. The not-so-good ones. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard. The ones…

David Wiesner

Posted on February 14 2018

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the…

The Ethen I Was Before By Ali Standish

Posted on February 8 2018

February 8, 2018 Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. But that was before. Before the accident that…

Winter Reading Challenge

Posted on January 30 2018

Click on the button to print the challenge.  Write the titles of the books you read and bring the completed sheet to the library to be entered in a draw to win one of 8 prizes of $20 to spend on books…

January: New Books In The Library

Posted on January 24 2018

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes…

If You Liked Wonder By R.J. Palacio...

Posted on January 17 2018

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive…

Wonder By R. J. Palacio

Posted on January 9 2018

January 9, 2018 'My name is August.I won't describe to you what I look like.Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Ten-year-old August Pullman wants to be ordinary. He does ordinary things. He…

2017

Margriet Ruurs

Posted on December 18 2017

We were happy to welcome Margariet Ruurs to Magrath Elementary as a guest author in September.  She was an engaging presenter who grasped the attention of all students from grade 1 - 6.  Three months…

Katherine Applegate

Posted on March 20 2017

Katherine Alice Applegate (K. A. Applegate) was born October 9, 1956, in Ann Arbor, Michigan Katherine lives in California with her husband, two children, and assorted pets. Katherine has written many…

Dr. Seuss

Posted on March 20 2017

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.   Born:  March 2, 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts  Died:  September…

Sara Pennypacker

Posted on March 20 2017

Sara Pennypacker is an author of children's literature and has written 17 books. She has received many awards for her books including the Christopher Award for Clementines's Letter and the Golden Kite…

"Pax" - By Sara Pennypacker

Posted on March 20 2017

March 20, 2017 Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the…