Library Catalog – Subject

This week the 1st graders listened to the book Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson.  The students noticed that the puppies looked like they had been switched.

This week the 2nd graders listened to the book Mogie: The heart of the house by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. We talked about what mojo and cha cha meant.  We also talked about Service Dogs, Search and Rescue and Show Dogs.

After reading the books, we talked about searching the catalog by Subject.  The subject of both of these book is dogs.  We looked at other books which are about dogs by doing a Subject Search.

Extension Activities – For more information about Gaston and information about Poodles and Bulldogs, check out my resources at Gaston.  For more information about Mogie, the dog at the Ronald McDonald House,  check out the resources on my website –  Mogie

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Library Catalog – Series

This week we read this year’s Geisel Honor Book Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page by Cynthia Rylant. We reviewed  what a Series is and then demonstrated how we can use the catalog to find books in a series.  We also looked at the catalog results to see which books were available and which books were not on the shelf.

The story is about reading to pets in a library.  To view a video about reading to pets and information about Reading to Pets in the Library programs, check out my resources for this book –  Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

Library Catalog – Author and Illustrator Search

This week we read this year’s Caldecott Honor Winning Book Sam & Dave Dig a Hole  written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.  Sam & Dave miss out on finding anything spectacular and end up …. where they started?  The students loved the  story and the ending of this award winning book.

After reading the story, we talked about how to find other books by the author and the illustrator using the library catalog.

Additional  Resources – Check out the book trailer and other resources at Sam & Dave Dig a Hole.

Library Catalog – Title Search

Our story  that we  read this past week was Cold Snap (the perfect book for the cold weather we’ve been having) .

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

After reading the story, I showed the students how to search the library catalog by Title, to learn where to find the book in our library.  In red letters are the Call Letters or Numbers, which tell us the section or type of book (E=Easy, ER=Easy Reader, F=Fiction, Number= Nonfiction) and authors last name. I passed out bookmarks with the call letter abbreviations.

Extension Ideas – Check out what others have to say about this book and take a look at some of the artwork from the book on my book resource page: Cold Snap.