Reader Resoruces

  • The library offers several different reading programs, each geared toward a specific student population. Please feel free to e-mail me if you would like more information or if you have a program not featured here to suggest.

    If you need an eReader agreement for the Kindles, they are here: 
    Kindle eReader Agreement

    Newbery Medal
    Newbery Award (2-6 grade)

    The Newbery Award is given for the best children's literature each year. The Nebbie Library has two different programs for this award. The first is to read ten award winners (or nominees), write an OPALS review for each, and you will earn a spot on the Nebbie Newbery Plaque that hangs in the library. The second program is to read each winner from 1922 to the present. Do so, and you will earn a special commendation.

    Caldecott Medal
    Caldecott Award (K-2 grade)
    The Caldecott Award is given for the best children's literature illustrations each year. The Nebbie Library's Caldecott Program is to read ten winners (or nominees), write an OPALS review for each, and you will earn a spot on the Nebbie Caldecott Plaque that hangs in the library.


    Book It
    Book It! (K-6 grade)

    The Book It! program is new this year, and begins in October. You can read more information about the program on the web site, as well as find resources for parents and teachers.




    Book Buddy
    Braum's Book Buddy (K-6 grade)

    The Braum's Book Buddy program is new this year, and begins in October. You can read more information about the program on the web site, as well as find resources for parents and teachers. For every six books a student reads, they earn a free ice cream treat!





    Six Flags
    Read to Succeed (K-6 grade)

    The Read to Succeed program begins in January. You can read more information about the program on the web site, as well as find resources for parents and teachers.




    Texas Bluebonnet
    Texas Bluebonnet (K-6 grade)

    The Texas Bluebonnet Award is given for the best children's literature each year, as voted by students across the state. The Nebbie Library's Texas Bluebonnet Program is to read at least five of the nominated books and vote for your choice in January. The students who participate in the program will earn a special treat at Nebbie Fest. To find out more information about the books, or for resources, please visit the web site.

    Battle of the Books
    Battle of the Books is a reading competition that RISD participates in each year.  Third through sixth graders read ten books, practice answering questions about them, and then go to compete against other teams from around the district.  The book lists are for 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Zurbach.

    If you have an idea for a program, or know of one you do not see featured here, please let me know. You can also stop by the library for any of the forms featured here, a tracking form for the Bluebonnet books, or award lists for the Newbery and Caldecott books.  If you are looking for a book to read, try one of these.

    Thank you,
    Mrs. Zurbach
    katherine.zurbach@rockwallisd.org