Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday5: #Top5CheckOuts

#Friday5 for February 28th: 
#Top5CheckOuts at My Library

I love checking IN on my top check-OUTS.
Here are recent (and not so recent) top 5s at my library:

#Top5CheckOuts for the Past 15 Days

1. Doll Bones by Holly Black

2. Locomotive by Brian Floca

3. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

4. Smile by Raina Telgemier

5. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg

#Top5CheckOuts for the School Year So Far

1. Keeper of the Lost Cities #1 by Shannon Messenger

2. Smile by Raina Telgemeier

3. Lunch Lady & the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett Krosoczka

4. Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman

5. Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry by Dave Roman

#Top5CheckOuts for the Past 5 Years!

1. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
(Were you expecting any other book?!?)

2. Out From Boneville - Bone #1 by Jeff Smith

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

4. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald

5. Stink and the Incredible Super Galactic Jawbreaker by Megan McDonald 

What are the #top5CheckOuts where you are?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday5: 5 Shots of Books at House5

#Friday5 for February 21st: 
5 Shots of Books Around House5

No school again today, so today you get 5 quick shots of books currently living around House5.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday5: 5 (+1) Things about a visit with Brian Floca

#Friday5 for February 14th: 
I finished 5 (+1) sentence starters about Brian Floca's visit to my school. 

Read my 5 (+1) responses over on Mr. Schu's blog, Watch. Connect. Read.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday5: Ricky Ricotta Redux

#Friday5 for February 7th:
5 Things to Know about the Ricky Ricotta Redux

By far the most popular item I brought home from ALA Midwinter was an advanced reader copy of  Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot illustrated anew by the fantabulous Dan Santat.

We were already big Ricky Ricotta fans AND big Dan Santat fans at House5, so this was bound to be pretty exciting.

So here are 5 things to know about the Ricky Ricotta Redux:

#1 - Just in case you had book shelves created specifically to fit your Ricky Ricotta collection, the trim size on the new version is the same. ~whew!~

#2 - Same great story, only now with full color awesomeness!

#3 - Giant Mouse Robots… always just plain cool!

#4 - Some Flip-o-Rama sections now have been replaced with graphic novel sequences created by Dan Santat.

after (reminder: this is a photo from the ARC - not final full color art)

#5 - Don't worry, the Flip-O-Rama goodness isn't gone. It's just packed into an epic final battle in Chapter 12. 

Word on the Street:
The Dan Santat-ified versions of the first 4 Ricky Ricotta books will hit shelves in May 2014 with new books every other month after that - including two entirely new books in January and March of 2015!

And that makes all of us at House5 want to go hug a giant mouse robot.

Obligatory disclaimer: All photos of the Dan Santat illustrated version of Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot were taken of an ARC and thus may be subject to change, but probably not, 'cause they're awesome.