Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Horned Toad Tales

Mission Statement

The Horned Toad Tale list is a reading incentive program specifically for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The program provides students with a list of 20 books chosen by Cypress Fairbanks ISD elementary school librarians for students in CFISD. The list is developed in the hopes of promoting a lifelong joy of reading. The books are of a standard that is deemed appropriate for students in grades 3-5 and represent the diversity of cultures and interests found in CFISD.

2019 - 2020 List Announced!

2019 - 2020 List

  • Cute as an Axolotl by Jess Keating
  • The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz
  • Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Grump: The (Fairly) True Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Leisl Shurtliff
  • How the Cookie Crumbled by Gilbert Ford
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
  • Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by Chris Grabenstein and James Patterson
  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
  • Megabat by Anna Humphrey
  • Mr. Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman
  • My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelley
  • Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo
  • Power Forward Zayd Haleem, Chasing the Dream by Hena Khan
  • A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron
  • The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
  • Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Krensky and Patrick Downes
  • Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Hippo by Thane Maynard
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  • Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
  • A Whale in Paris by Daniel Presley