During weekly library periods, Grade 2 students develop critical thinking in their book selections and are encouraged to supplement their classroom studies of Brazil and the United States. In connection with teacher-assigned book reports, students also create biographies and “how to” books. Students locate and use basic library resources such as the dictionary and children’s encyclopedias. Using these resources, they begin to record and present information from their research. Students recognize that non-fiction books are organized by thematic categories. The computerized library catalog is introduced; students also learn how to search for books by subject.