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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, ready them more fairy tales.”
Are you ready to try a new book? Watch a Book Talk and see which one you like then check it out of our library!
The Hunger Games
Around the World in 80 Days
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Skies
Blood on the River
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Son of Neptune
Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Last Straw
The Perfect Blindside
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
Sponge Out of Water
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh the Thinks You Can Think
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
P.S. I Like You
Salt in His Shoes
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down
The Locket’s Secret
The Girl Who Could Fly
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway
The Way to Stay in Destiny
Roads to Falaise
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1
Tea for Ruby
Student Poetry Corner
Toad in the Garden Poetry
Yellow and white Tulips
bushes with leaves
sitting in the shadows
A dark green and yellow frog
hopping around under the tree roots
playing in the mulch
watching blue flowers bloom
The big gross weird frog is jumping through the
grass. Big weird gross legs going up and down.
Gross and green looking mean through the
greens. Through the grass and through the
trees he be green.
– Julian Alcazar
hiding behind the bunches of yellow flowers
mulch is stuck to his/her feet
hops over to the tree on the left
sits under it’s roots
– Tess Drabik
An army green colored frog sitting
on a root of a tree sits as it’s
bumpy skin blends in with the
The grass is green and so many
blue and yellow flowers.
Sir frog hops through the bunches
Sir frog spots a fly buzzing over
a blue flower
– Carly T.
The forest looks very green with
A lot of long grass and flowers.
The toad is sitting a branch
From a tree in the forest. -The
Toad is dark green with bumps
And a yellow belly.
The forest burns with the sound of
The wind rustling the leaves & colorful
Flowers. The round lumpy frog ribbits
As it bounces from grass to branch
– Emily Leon
small, bumpy frog roaming around the
forest with yellow + blue flowers.
the green, ugly frog found white flowers
amd a bunch of trees
the frog saw a plainfield w/ a bunch
of trees + flowers blooming + growing.
the last stop was near an area
with rocks + water in the
Grumpy toad hopping in a garden
Yellow, white, blue flowers under shady trees
Icky squash among the daffodils
Jumps in the awkward bush
Lush green life, plant and frog
hophophop yellow flowers
ribbit ribbit, he eats a fly
yellows whites greens and
Oh all these beautiful
The garden and The Frog
Hoppdy hop hop hop goes the dark greyish blue
frog. Into the dark shaded flower bed. Mr. Frog
then hides under all the flowers stems to
escape the summer heat. Mr. Frog then
stays awhile till the sun goes down and
The brown toad camo with
the tree. The toad with warts
was hopping around the very
Camo Toad went into
the Blooming, Bright, Pretty
Garden. It’s silver eyes
reflected of the sun while
it hid between the flora.
purple, yellow white, flower
IN the NATURE with
– Abigail Callejas
flowers waving with
beautiful colors like
white, yellow, blue, the
toad is sitting on the grass
The toad can camouflage in the Garden
the toad is very small in the garden
the Frog is muddy and the garden is dry
A distorted rainbow hopped from
branch to branch, to seek it’s
destination. At last it reached
the dry green garden. It’s
yellow daffodils glowed in
the bright sun.
A bumpy mysterious toad. In a bright
colorful garden full of God’s creations.
With Life and beautiful colors. A
magical Garden with many colors.
– Catherine Saenz
I see flowers, trees, I see branches, dirt
grass. light. I see the roots of the tree.
I see a toad, green, bumpy, ugly, and fat.
The fat, ugly, bumpy, green toad has
gotten into the garden of flowers, trees,
grass, light, dirt, and branches.
The toad lives in Dirt. The toad is hopping on
the rocks. The toad is blending in with
the green grass. The toad is eating the
The toad hops across to get
his beautiful wife a flower
blue is the color he picks
he loves her very much.
This toad is in our garden now.
He hides behind the yellow flowers
blending into the mulch. He
does not blend in with the
blue flowers though. He blends
into the tree, and the mulch.
Flowers, as far as the eye
can see. Then we see our
blended, hidden Mr. Toad.
– Tama Yanks
The toad is hiding in
The toad is hiding in the dirt.
The toad likes the flowers.
The environment is thriving.
The toad is depressed because
of the garden. He has been
thinking of life since he lost
his family there. He finds the
garden dull and boring. The bland
garden has ruined his life.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is an after school club open to 5th and 6th grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington. The Holy Family Catholic School club meets Thursdays from 2:55-3:30 pm after school in the library. An assigned book is discussed in detail each meeting and two books are reviewed monthly. There are 15 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature. In May, the diocesan Battle of the Books competition takes place, where each school is represented by a team of five students.
The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Please contact Mrs. Dunlop for additional information about the Battle of the Books.
Battle of the Books – 2018/19 Reading List
Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and Catholic Librarian Association (CLA) choice.
Finding Gobi: young readers’ edition by Dion Leaonard
The Plot to Kill Hitler
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Click Here to Start by Dennis Markell
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Refugee by Alan Graz
Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois
The Illiad by Gillian Cross
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Mrs. Dunlop, Library
What’s your librarian been reading lately? I just finished Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson, Rascal by Sterling North, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, Rules by Cynthia Lord, The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman, and Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. And I’ve completed all 15 of the Battle of the Books selections for 2018.