Thursday, September 30, 2010

There's A Book for That

Have you ever wanted to bake a cake? 

This book provides fun and unique recipes for cakes including cheesecake cupcakes, gooey apple dump cake, and cookies and cream cake.  Includes instructions and kitchen tools glossary.  641.8 LAR

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book of the Week: No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)

Fearless nine-year-old "Scab" McNally tries to get his twin sister's help in convincing their parents to let them get a dog, but when he embarrasses her in school with a particularly obnoxious invention, it looks like he has lost her cooperation forever.  F TRU

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Author Anastacia Suen will be coming to Allen on October 26th.  The Kindergarten and First grade students are preparing for her visit by enjoying two of her books this week. 

Rico tries to teach Robot how to skateboard, and even though he is not very good at doing tricks, Robot continues to try.  E SUE

Robot and Rico go camping and are frightened by the noises they hear outside of their tent.  E SUE

Monday, September 27, 2010

Books Take Us Places

We will miss our fifth graders while they are at camp this week.  Although we can't all go, we can read about the camping experience, because books take us places!

Have you ever read a book from the Raymond and Graham series?  These characters make me laugh outloud!  In this story, best friends Raymond and Graham set out to be the coolest kids at Camp Grizzly, but they might end up being the biggest dorks instead.  F KNU

Saturday, September 25, 2010

As Simple As It Seems

Eleven year old Verbena Polter gets through a difficult summer of turbulent emotions and the revelation of a disturbing family secret with an odd new friend who believes she is the ghost of a girl who drowned many years before.  (Grades 4-6)  F WEE

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

College Days at Allen

We're recognizing the importance of higher education at Allen this week.  Are you familiar with ?  Allen's username for that site is friscoisd and the password is books.  It's an awesome site where students can watch and listen to animated e-books.  While there, check out Mahalia Mouse Goes to College

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book of the Week: The Uglified Ducky

This is a retelling of the Ugly Duckling in a different setting-the Northern Piney Woods of Alaska.  A baby moose is raised by a family of ducks who try to teach him to waddle, quack, and fly but cannot see his true beauty.  E CLA