New Website! Wednesday, Aug 4 2010 

Hey everyone! I have transferred over to a new website where I will be posting reading news and giveaways. Be sure to hop on over and follow as this blog will no longer be updated. See you there!

The Need 2 Read


Capstone Kids – Interactive Fun! Thursday, Nov 19 2009 

Have you heard of Capstone Kids? It’s a great website with free games and activities SAFE for the whole family! The great thing is, the characters in the games are straight out of Capstone’s books – so children are already familiar with the characters AND they get an opportunity for some interactive play…they won’t even know they’re learning!

Here’s a little blurb from Capstone:
Capstone Kids is owned and operated by Capstone Publishers. We are a family-owned company that supports the reading needs of preK-12 students through Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Red Brick Learning. We’re proud of the range of high-quality nonfiction and high-interest fiction we offer, and invite you to browse our collections!

We offer MANY Capstone titles to students in our library. What’s better than getting “hooked” via an online game and then searching for the book in the library?? It’s all about making connections. I highly suggest this website for students – check it out!

Capstone Kids

Here are a few characters your children will see at Capstone Kids Online that they may be familiar with from books they’ve read:

Buzz Beaker
Captain Cal (coming soon to our library)
Damian Drooth Supersleuth
DC Comic Superheros (coming soon to our library)
Eek & Ack
Isabel Soto
Jimmy Sniffles
The Library of Doom (a favorite of OIS students!)
Max Axiom
Pony Tales (coming soon to our library)
Recon Academy
Tiger Moth
Zinc Alloy

Winner: Captain Underpants Giveaway Monday, Oct 5 2009 


We’re excited to announce the winner of our Captain Underpants, 4 book set, giveaway:


Tanner S!!

Congratulations, Tanner!

The winning comment was #45:
Tanner Says:

and my favorite book is dave pilkeys captan under pants

We hope you enjoy your books, Tanner!

Look for another giveaway to pop up soon.