Contact Info:
PH: 662-393-4585

Anna Holland

I attended Ole Miss for my education degree. I also have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Mississippi.

I began working at Shadow Oaks in 1999. I worked in Kindergarten 3 years before teaching first grade for 13 years.  Currently, I am the Librarian.

I have two children. My daughter graduated from Horn Lake High School and has a master's degree from Ole Miss in Counseling.  She lives and works in Oxford.  My son graduated from Lake Commorant High School.  He has a Pharmacy Degree from Ole Miss.  My husband and I enjoy sporting events and traveling.  I spend my free time at Church, reading, walking for exercise, or with my family, my dog and my cats. 

Keep Reading!!! 

Below are some of our favorite authors with websites and videos for you to enjoy.

Author spotlight:  Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes' website:  activities, books, games, information

Meet Kevin Henkes:  Kevin Henkes explains and demonstrates how he writes and illustrates his books

Owen: read aloud by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum:  read aloud

Julius, Baby of the World:  read aloud

Wemberly Worried:  read aloud

Penny and her Marble:  read aloud

Waiting:  read aloud by Kevin Henkes

Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch's Website:  activities, games, books, information

Paper Bag Princess:  told by Robert Munsch

Smelly Socks:  read aloud  

Mud Puddle: read aloud

Andrew's Loose Tooth: read aloud

Alligator Baby:  read aloud

Moving Day: read aloud

Eric Carle

Eric Carle's website:  activities, games, books, information

The Very Hungry Caterpillar:  animated video

The Very Quiet Cricket:  animated video

The Mixed-up Chameleon:  animated video

The Grouchy Ladybug:  read aloud

The Very Busy Spider:  read aloud

The Very Lonley Firefly:  read aloud

Joanna Cole 

Magic School Bus Fights Germs:  read aloud

Magic School Bus Gets Planted:  read aloud

Magic School Bus Hops Home:  read aloud

Magic School Bus Rides Again:  video

Magic School Bus:  video

Science Experiment #1:  Following the Flickering Firefly

Science Experiment #2: Take an Ant to Lunch

Science Experiment #3:  Honey Comb Bones

Mo Wilems

Pigeon Presents: website for kids with activities, games, books, and information

The Pigeon Needs a Bath: read aloud

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy:  read aloud

Waiting is not Easy:  read aloud English

Waiting is not Easy: read aloud Espanol

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus:  read aloud

Knuffle Bunny:  read aloud

Let's Go for a Drive!:  read aloud

Jan Brett

Jan Brett's Website:  activities, games, books, information about Jan Brett

The Easter Egg:  read aloud

Trouble with Tolls:  read aloud

Armadillo Rodeo:  read aloud

The Umbrella: read aloud

The Hat: read aloud by Jan Brett

Hedgie's Surprise:  read aloud

How to Draw a Hedgehog:  Jan Brett demonstrates how to draw Hedgie

Doreen Cronin

Doreen Cronin's Website:  activities, games, books, information about Doreen Cronin

Click Clack Moo Cows that Type:  animated version of this book

Giggle Giggle Quack:  read aloud English

Giggle Giggle Quack:  read aloud Espanol

Click Clack Surprise:  read aloud

The Chicken Squad:  the First Misadventure read aloud chapter book

Dr. Seuss

Seussville  - activities, games, information about Dr. Seuss and his characters and books

Sneetches - video

The Cat in the Hat - animated video

PBS kids - games, videos, and activities with the cat in the hat and his friends


Great websites to check out:

                        Storyline Online - famous people read children's books

                        Koo Koo kangaroo -  fun exercise videos - also on youtube 

                       You Are the Best - our favorite Koo Koo Kangaroo video 

                        Ranger Rick Magazine - kids  games, videos, information about animals, and magazines to read online

                       Scholastic classroom magazines -  learning activities to do at home

                        Memphis Zoo Video Cameras -  learn about the zoo animals and their care and habitats

               *Also check out more website links below in the student links section


Parents: If your contact information has changed, please email your child's teacher with your correct phone number and/or email address. This will allow you to receive any updates from DeSoto County Schools and your child's teacher. 

Book Fair - SOES Library

We have no Book Fairs scheduled at this time.


Mission:  Our library will encourage our students and staff to become lifelong learners through reading and inquiry.  We will provide an inviting environment rich with information, enjoyment and resources necessary to meet curriculum, individual, and professional goals.    

       ** Students come to the Library once a week with their class. 


Library Expectations

Be kind to others

Use listening ears and follow directions

Keep your hands and feet to yourself