Our first six weeks is nearly finished and it is fun to see the most checked out books so far this year. The students are very excited about this year's Texas Bluebonnet nominees, so that makes up half of our list!
Another part of our list are from an author of a previous Bluebonnet winner, Tom Angleberger. He wrote ORIGAMI YODA, which won two years ago and has a great website for kids: http://origamiyoda.wordpress.com/
The cool thing about the Texas Bluebonnet winner is that it is decided by students who vote. The students must read at least 5 books to be eligible to vote and voting takes place in January. I can't wait to see which book wins this year!
Another thing I noticed as I looked at our Top 10 list is that the number two book, also a Bluebonnet nominee from a previous year, remains popular largely due to the author, Dori Hilstead Butler, Skyping with us last year! How cool is that?!? The students LOVE connecting with authors and it makes the books even more popular!
We have circulated about 4,500 books since the school year began! I'm looking forward to seeing who makes our Top 10 list next six weeks!