Sunday, October 25, 2009

Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald
We have several Judy Moody books in the library, and we have Stink Books also. Stink is Judy Moody's brother who is always up to something.

Some of the Judy Moody titles are:

Judy Moody
Judy Moody gets Famous
Judy Moody Declares Independence
Judy Moody is in a Mood, Not a Good Mood but a Bad Mood
Judy Moody Predicts the Future
Judy Moody Save the World

Stink Titles:

Stink: The Incredible Stinking Kid
Stink and the Super Galactice Jawbreaker
Stink the the Worlds Worst Super Stinky Sneakers

Judy Moody has a website that is that has a fan club that you can join. You can look at book reviews, and learn about her newest books. The website is:
I asked my students to write about one of these books and here are some of the reviews they gave:

3rd Grade

Mrs. Ford's class tells about Judy Moody Around the World in Eight Days - She gets jealous because another reporter was on the front of a newpaper. She wanted to travel the world.

Mrs. Soliz's Class says that she has a bad attitude and she is funny. They said that Stink is her brother, and he wears dirty sneakers and hangs around with weird friends

4th Grade

Judith say that Judy Moody Books are really good and funny to read. She is always in a mood and her problems are always weird for some reason.

Gabby says that she always annoying her brother and she is crazy. Her problems are very funny.

Stephanie's favorite Judy Moody book is Judy Moody was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood, a Bad Mood. She writes that when her teachers assigns the class the task of creating "Me" collages, it puts Judy and friends in a cut and paste mood.

Alyssa writes that she loves Judy Moody because she is funny and cool. Her favorite book is Judy Moody gets Famous because Jessica French is famous and she gets famous too.

5th Grade

Jazmin's favorite Judy Moody book is Judy Moody Declares Independence. She liked it because it has to do with Judy believing that she is ready for more independence to do more things. Not just for her but for her parents and brother.

Mrs. Rose's Judy Moody review - Judy Moody is a feisty, enthusiastic girl that is loads of fun!!! She has a huge imagination and is always ready to explore or try something new and creative. The books are filled with great illustrations that Peter Reynolds drew. I think that Judy Moody is a great step up for students that are reading small chapter books. These books will keep you entertained from the beginning to the end.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Some of My Favorite Elementary Books

I invite you to visit the H.P. Webb Library. Let me start out by telling you about our library. First, you need to stop by and see our beautiful facility, and our great selection of books. The shelves are full of books for Pre-K to Fifth graders to enjoy. Second, The Academic Booster Club had a very talented lady from Olton paint book characters around the library. She painted characters such as Junie B. Jones, Curious George, Nate the Great, Arthur, The Boxcar Children, Roald Dahl's BFG and more. Third, Our library is a little different from most, sometimes I call it a jungle full of monkeys. We try to keep it upbeat and fun, and it isn't always as quiet as your typical library.

Pictures of Webb Library

We have several contests through the year to encourage the students to read, and we have a great selection of books. The biggest contest that we have is the Accelerated Reader wall. The theme this year is "Racing to Read". The students recieve points for each book they read, and as they reach a new level they earn prizes and get to move their Mustang on the racetrack.

"Racing to Read" Prizes "Racing to Read" Racetrack

We have four contests inside the library throughout the school year also.

  • The first contest is KICK of the school year with a good book!!! The students get to kick a paper football through a small homemade goal post each time they make a good grade on an A.R. book. Each field goal earns stickers. The top 5 students from each classroom get to attend an autograph party with the football players and cheerleaders.

  • The second contest is the Christmas contest. Each student gets a wish present (pictures I cut out of circulars) and a sticker for each book they make a good grade on. The winners wear their pajamas to a Polar Express party in the library with hot chocolate, cookies, and a movie.

  • After Christmas break we start the Blizzard party. The students decorate the library with paper snowflakes. Each student gets to throw a snowball through a wooden cutout of a snowman for good grades on an AR book. The winners get to go to the Dairy Queen for a blizzard.

  • We finish the year with a Coke Float contest. The students are trying to progress to the next level by this time of the year so the contest changes. They are filling up a coke float on the bulletin board by reading "bigger" books. The winners go to a coke float and water gun party at the park.

I was asked to choose my 10 favorite books but I couldn't do that so I chose series and a few of my favorite titles that you might enjoy.

Webbers - I want to hear from you and find out what your favorite books in the library have been through the years or make a request for a book that you would like to have in the library.

These are a few of my favorites.......

3rd Grade Series

Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald

Goosebump Series by R.L. Stine

Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne

4th and 5th Grade

Spider Wick series by Tony DiTizzerilli

Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

Hank the Cowdog Series by John Erickson

A few 4th-5th grade books that I have read that I really enjoyed are

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

How to Steal A Dog by Barbara O' Connor

Keeper of the Night by Kimberly Willis Holt

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen