Horned Toad Tales

  • Our desire is to create a reading incentive program specifically for third, fourth and fifth grade students. The incentive program would provide students with a list of books chosen by Cypress-Fairbanks librarians for Cypress-Fairbanks students. This list has been developed by the Horned Toad Tale Committee comprised of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elementary school librarians in hopes of promoting lifelong joy of reading. These books are of a standard that is deemed appropriate for students in grades three through five.

    The 20 title list will consist of fiction and nonfiction books not older than 2 years old. Books chosen for the next school year must have a United States copyright 2 years prior to the beginning of the school year. Titles will be suggested by district librarians and committee members will review the list and read each book nominated. The finalists of twenty titles will be released to librarians and students on a date to be determined by the committee. In addition, each author will be notified by mail informing them that their book has been nominated for the Horned Toad Tales Book Award. As with past awards, students will be eligible to vote for their favorite Horned Toad Tale if they have read a minimum of five nominated books.

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