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Sunday, 5 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Book
Now Playing: The Dog Who Lost his Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer

Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Patrick gets a dog finally. The dog Oz is afraid of everything because of the way he has been treated.

Patrick helps him learn to trust him and helps him be happier. Will the dog return the favor when things happen to Patrick?

Lovely illustrations let you know how the dog feels.

(2nd-4th grade, Genre: fiction)

This book rates 5 stars out of 5.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:58 PM CST
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Saturday, 4 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Books
Mood:  crushed out
Now Playing: Dream Within a Dream
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Dream Within a Dream by Patricia Maclachlan

Louisa enjoys living on the island during the summer months with her grandparents.

This summer is different.She makes a new friend and together they start a fun project that involves art, writing and community.

Will her brother get to read books during the summer? He is so excited because he is able to get a home library set up at his grandparent's house.

This is another new possible choice for the 2021 Magnolia Award top 10.

This is a sweet book written by the author that wrote Sara Plain and Tall.

(3rd- 7th grade, Genre: Fiction)

This book gets 4.5 stars out of five.


Posted by Ms. Owens at 8:13 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 8:58 PM CST
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Friday, 3 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Books
Now Playing: Smack Dab in the middle of Maybe
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl

Cricket is staying with family when she is mistakenly left at a store.

She had found a cricket and was trying to get him and didn't realize that the store closed and her family left her.

This was a chance for her to look for the mysterious room that her mother had spoke of before she left.

Could she survive on her own and solve the mystery?

This is a story about a girl and her pet cricket and their adventure through nature to get to the truth.

This book is being considered for the 2021 Magnolia Award.

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

(3rd - 5th grade, Genre: Fiction)

Posted by Ms. Owens at 5:31 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 8:06 PM CST
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Thursday, 2 January 2020
Magnolia Possible Books
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Klaude: Evil Alien Warlord Cat
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Klawde Evil Alien Warlord Cat is written by Johnny Marciano & Emily Chenoweth.

This story is filled with excitement, cute pictures and an alien cat from another planet.

Will they be able to make the transporter to travel back to his former planet?

Toasters come up missing among other items. Time will only tell.

This book is being considered for the 2021 Magnolia Award top ten.

This is only the first of 3 books that have recently been published.

This book gets 4 out of 5 stars in my book review. 

(3rd-5th grade, Genre: science fiction)

Posted by Ms. Owens at 5:12 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 8:06 PM CST
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Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Hattiesburg Arts Photography Competition
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Photography Competition
Topic: Photography

 Hattiesburg Arts Council

2020 Amateur Photography
Competition & Exhibit

Adult and Children’s Division
With $50 Prize Awards !!!
Categories: Nature, Animals, People, Landscape, and Design
Entry Fee: $5.00 per photo
Entries must be received on Monday, January 13th & Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 732 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

 Exhibit will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 2-4pm


Posted by Ms. Owens at 4:04 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 5:10 PM CST
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019
More Vegetables Please!
Now Playing: Ms Felicia Groves Visits Grace Christian
Topic: Poetry

More Vegetables, Please!!

The teacher, Ms Owens almost fainted,

When she saw the 4th grade students

In Ms. Seneque's class asking for...

More carrots and celery.

The student asked, "Can I have more, Ms Felicia?"

This could be heard all around the room.

The custodian, Ms. Rustie also wanted more to taste.

Everyone wanted to know what the mystery dip was.

Some were eating these foods for the first time.

They loved the cream cheese vegetable dip...

That was eaten with the carrots and celery.

Ms. Felicia Groves is teaching students

In fourth grade classes at Grace Christian,

How tasty and healthy

It is to eat a variety of foods for a healthy body.

The nutrition expert taught them the stages of digestion and

showed how long the intestines are inside our body and

How food gives us energy ...

Once it is digested.

Ms. Felicia taught safety rules for the proper of cooking meat.

"This is a thermometer and this is the temperature the meat

Should be before it is ready to eat."

She told Ms Coney's students that...

"This way you won't get sick from eating under cooked food."

The librarian, Ms. Owens wants to know

where her carrots, celery and cream cheese dip are.

The students ate it all.

A quick trip to the grocery store will fix this snack craze!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 8:23 PM CST
Updated: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 9:29 PM CST
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Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Pumpkin Seed Counting Contest
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: How Many Seeds are in this Pumpkin?
Topic: Math

First students looked at the pumpkin.

They estimated how many seeds they thought were in the pumpkin.

Then they wrote their estimate down.

Several students participated in digging the seeds out.

Finally students counted the seeds in groups of ten.

The actual total was 235 seeds.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 4:33 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, 5 January 2020 4:40 PM CST
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Friday, 7 June 2019
Magnolia 2020 Book List
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: What should I read next?
Topic: Magnolia Awards

Every year Mississippi picks 10 books in each category to be the best 10 books for the Magnolia Award List.

Out of this list students read and vote on their favorite book in February.

Pick out a book in your category and start reading!

It is time to head to the public library to see what they have. 

 Have fun reading! My goal is to read a hundred books this summer. Cool

Posted by Ms. Owens at 2:13 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 7 June 2019 3:18 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Hattiesburg Public Library Summer Program
Topic: Summer Fun

 Get out of the "I'm bored mode" and jump into some summer fun

at the Hattiesburg Summer Reading Program. Magician programs, movies and

access to books & magazines will keep reading on the agenda for your family.

 See you at the library!

Posted by Ms. Owens at 3:37 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 7 June 2019 7:49 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018
The Craziest Fishing Tale
Now Playing: Fun, Exciting & Great Read

This fishing tale is a story written by Gary Alipio, a writer from the New Orleans area.

The illustrator is Sarah Gramelspacher. From the very first page this story holds your attention.

It makes you want to find out what happens at the fishing contest.

Hatcher has some things going on with his family.

Basically they are money problems and he wonders if he and his grandpa

can win enough money to help out and start a Porche fund for himself.

He doesn't know a lot about fishing but he is a good listener and fast learner.

Strange things start happening to him. Will he win the contest?

Read and find out what happens.

Posted by Ms. Owens at 9:09 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 9:23 AM CDT
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