June 23, 2016
The 20 books on the 2016-2017 Horned Toad Tales list are recommended for CFISD students in grades 3-5 and will be included on the “Name That Book” list.
June 23, 2016—CFISD elementary librarians released the 11th annual Horned Toad Tales list—a list of 20 recommended books for students in grades 3-5 for the 2016-2017 school year—in the spring.
After a yearlong evaluation process and hundreds of books read, the following books featuring a 2014 or 2015 copyright date were chosen for the Horned Toad Tales list:
The books underwent a detailed nomination process by the 11-member Horned Toad Tales committee. If a book was nominated, all committee members read it and voted on it. The list will be published and distributed to all elementary librarians, who stock the books in their school libraries and include them on the following year’s “Name That Book” list.
The following 11 librarians comprise the Horned Toad Tales committee:
Incoming committee members are:
The Horned Toad Tales list was named in honor of former Matzke Elementary School librarian Jackie Hopkins, who has gone on to become a published children’s author. One of her first big published books was named The Horned Toad Prince.
Students who read five of the 20 books (or have the books read to them) get to vote for their favorite book in February of each year. The Horned Toad Tales committee contacts the author of the winning book and sends him/her a horned toad trophy.