Monday, February 25, 2013

Building A Library - Book By Book


Welcome Northside students! We are so excited to begin the planning process for developing the library for our Northside school community. A lot goes into building a library collection and creating a physical space that encourages inquiry, curiosity and a lifelong love of reading. As we work to prepare the space and the collection for the opening of the 2013-2014 school year we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment and share with us books you want to see in our library. Is there a series you couldn't put down? Is there a topic you can't wait to learn more about such as outer space or ancient Egypt? Do you love graphic novels? Who is your favorite character.....Pete the Cat, the Pigeon, Big Nate?? We look forward to creating a collection with our community members at heart and can't wait to have you each enter the doors of our library where together we will grow as readers, writers, and thinkers! Until then....happy reading!


   

22 comments:

  1. You should put Baseball In April into the library, it was so hard to put down! Also, my brother would like lots of graphic novels including Asterix & Obelix! I'm excited to see the new library!

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 5, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Thanks for the message! Baseball in April is a great book and Gary Soto is one of my favorite Hispanic authors. We will most definitely have this book in our library. :) We will also have a graphic novel section in our library - with loads of great titles. I will try and include Asterix and Obelix! Our library is going to be such an awesome space to learn and grow -- I can't wait to see you there. :) Happy Reading!

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  2. I would like the Rainbow Fairy series. And also The Magic School Bus.

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM

      Thank you for your suggestions! I will be sure to have the Rainbow Magic series along with some Magic School Bus titles. Do you have a favorite Magic School Bus book? That Mrs. Frizzle is a riot!

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  3. I would please like the series the Bobbsey Twins and American Girl Doll.Also could we please have some nonfiction books about animals and history from all over the world?

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Is there a particular American Girl doll that is your favorite? I always liked Samantha and Josefina. It has been such fun ordering nonfiction books and we have lots of great animals books coming along with some world history titles. Is there a particular time in history you enjoy reading about most....or a part of the world you want to learn more about? I can't wait to meet you at Northside and have you visit the library. Happy Reading!

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    2. I would like Caroline and Mckenna for the American Girl Doll series. For history could we please have history from Israel? THANK YOU!

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  4. You should put some cook books in the library. We don't have any cookbooks at my school now so let's change things up and put some interesting recipes in to the Northside library.

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      I love that! We will most definitely have some fun cookbooks just for kids in our library. My husband is a chef so this is on area that we must have a good selection. ;) Perhaps we could create our own cookbook for Northside Elementary School and even put that in the collection. Looking forward to seeing you in our library!

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  5. I would like the Marvin Redpost series and all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Ah, yes.....Diary of A Wimpy Kid! That was one of the first series to get added to the booklist. At my former school those titles hardly even made it back to the shelf before someone was snatching it up. We will also have the Dork Diaries, Dear Dumb Diary, Big Nate and the Amelia's Notebook series if you like reading books written in diary format. Marvin Redpost is another personal favorite of mine so that too will be in our collection. Thank you for the suggestions and I have a feeling you are going to love what is in store for you at the Northside Media Center. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  6. I would love to have the Mercy Watson series in the library. Also, some Justin Bieber books too!!!

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Mercy Watson is another favorite of mine - he's such a silly pig! Could you imagine having Mercy Watson live in your home....things would get quite exciting. We will also have some Justin Bieber biographies - I mean honestly, would our library be complete without these available? Can't wait to see you in our library! Happy Reading.

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  7. I would like to see mysteries and nonfiction about ocean animals and space. My sister (a new kindergartener) wants everything by Mo Willems (like all the Piggy and elephant books). Thanks alot, i hope to see them there!

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      I love mysteries too so I will be sure to have several of this genre in our collection. :) Ocean animals and Space are such fascinating topics to explore. Is there a particular ocean animal that you want to learn more about? And as far as Mo Willems goes.....he is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! We will have anything and everything Mo Willems - his books make me laugh out loud and put a smile on kids faces. Can't wait to see you soon!

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  8. I would like to see the Moongobble and me series by Bruce Coville. Also some scary books about ghosts and maybe even some ghost stories!!

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    1. Mrs. Cole - LibrarianMarch 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      I used to love ghost stories too when I was younger. We will be sure to get some of this genre - I am particularly fascinated with ghost legends of North Carolina! Bruce Coville is a great science fiction writer. If you like the Moongobble series you should try out some of his other famous stories such as "My Teacher Is an Alien"! I bet you will love it! I look forward to seeing you in August and I can't wait for you to visit the library!

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    2. Yeah! I love ghost storys with real life examples. I also read a book called The Ghosts Of The Carolina Coast. I could not put it down, not ever for my brother and sisters basket ball game!

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  9. I have really enjoyed reading the Horse Diary series by Catherine Hapka! I am reading Elska now. I love books about horses!

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  10. Thank you for your comment! We will be sure to have some books about horses in our library. :) That was always a popular subject in my former school library too. Happy reading and I'll see you soon!

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  11. I would love to see some Percy Jackson books in the library!

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  12. Yes to Percy Jackson! plus any other Rick Riordan books. Harry Potter Series. Non-fiction about mythology and ancient cultures. Roald Dahl books.

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