Kay Gooch, Librarian
We are going to have so much fun again this year in the Gullett Library!!!! We will all have a chance to check out new books, revisit some old books, and talk about what we are currently reading! Keep Reading!
Texas Bluebonnet Award
Click here for more info and to go to the tests!
Texas Bluebonnet Award Program @Gullett is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. We participate in the Texas Library Association's children's choice award book program. Each year TLA will publish a list of 20 nominated books that Texas students read and vote on their favorite. Students must read at least 5 of the nominated books. The Bluebonnet books are shelved on the white picket fence bookshelf in the library. We have lots of copies of each book, but they are in high demand. You may also request them from APL. A copy of the current list can be found on the TBA website.
Gullett has 25 HD Nooks available for checkout!
See the Nook page for more information!
AUTHOR VISIT IS OCTOBER 20th!
Cathy Camper and Raul The Third (click here for an order form)
4th and 5th graders have been invited to Lanier High School (Ms. Gooch's alma mater) to hear Cathy Camper and Raul the Third, author and illustrator of Lowriders in Space (a 2016-17 Bluebonnet nominee) and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth.
Lowriders In Space: With text mainly in English with some Spanish words and phrases, Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio customize their car into a low rider for the Universal Car Competition to win the cash prize that will enable them to buy their own garage.
Cathy Camper is a writer, artist and librarian. Cathy coedits a tiny magazine about candy called Sugar Needle, and likes to make art out of seeds. She lives in Berkeley CA where she is working on the third book in the Lowriders' series.
Raul the Third grew up in El Paso, Texas. You will see many of the cityscapes of El Paso in the Lowriders' series. He now lives in Boston MA with his family.
If you want to know more about Raul the Third's art go to: http://blogs.slj.com/goodcomicsforkids/2014/11/17/interview-raul-the-third-on-lowriders-in-space/ for an article all about how he got started.
You may purchase books, to be signed by the authors. Order forms went home this week. Please get your order forms by the stated deadlines. We only have a limited amount of books.
2015 Bookspring Read-A-Thon
Just in case your children didn’t tell you, we won the BookSpring Read-A-Thon AGAIN this year!!! I am so proud of our Gullett Community for all the work they have done to support the literacy efforts of BookSpring! We make a difference in these children's lives!
Total Gullett Raised: $37,598.41 !!!!!!!!!!!
Total Number of Students Participating: 347
Top Fundraising Classroom: Ms. Bass - $2,640.16
Top Reader Trophy - Minutes: Anna Cecil (Eimer's class) - 2,076 minutes read
Top Reader Trophy - Pages: Grace Nugent (Valentino's class)- 7,892 pages read
Top Fundraiser: Darby Roldan (Bass' class) - $925.00
Prizes and t-shirts were delivered in April.
Click here to see more photos of the celebration with "Kay"lor Swift!