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Friday, April 7, 2017

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break is the perfect time to start a book that you have been saving for a "special occasion". Let's read something FUN, or SILLY, or SPOOKY, or THRILLING. But let's all read something. I have a stack waiting for me. Enjoy the free time and the free reads.

Friday, March 24, 2017

March Madness @ the Library

The Final Four have been selected by students using Google forms and on-line voting. Using the school library data reports, the top 18 books were bracketed and the voting began three weeks ago. Slowly but surely the students have been narrowing it down to the last four titles. Want to participate? Go to the link at the left on the main page called "March Madness" and vote. It only takes a few seconds!

Friday, February 24, 2017

HOODOO

Even though Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family well able to use magic, he can't cast the simplest spell.
When a stranger comes to town looking for a boy named Hoodoo, strange things begin happening. The Stranger practices black magic and only plain old Hoodoo Hatcher can save his town--but first he must learn how to conjure.
Set in Alabama in the 1930's, "Hoodoo" is both funny and creepy and won both the Coretta Scott King and John Steptoe book awards for 2016.

Friday, February 17, 2017

If You Liked "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas"...

then you should try "The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain" also by John Boyne. It isn't a sequel but it does share similar themes and characters caught up in the struggle in Europe in the opening days of WWII.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It's Second Semester! 7th Grade Reading

The changing semester brings a completely new list of over 600 books for the 7th grade monthly Accelerated Reader assignment.This semester includes everything from W.W.II through the present time. There are hundreds (literally) of books on the war, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movements, biographies, and the technology of the 21st century. Check out the library's catalog under Visual Search--7th Grade Reading,  beginning Friday, February 3rd. If you would like an early look simply log into your Destiny account using your student ID (with the 2 zeroes) and your birthday (2 for month 2 for day and 4 for year--no dashes no slashes) and go to "Resource Lists".
Destiny Library Catalog 

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Walter Dean Myers Award

The Walter Dean Myers Award for 2017 is MARCH Book 3 by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. The award is given for outstanding work in children's literature. March was featured earlier in the "Books In The Cloud" portion of this site. All three volumes of this wonderful non-fiction graphic are available at the Hill library.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2017 Newbery Award Winner

2017 Newbery Award Winner
Announced this week is the 2017 Newbery Award Winner, "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill. The book is published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. An equally important accomplishment is being named an "Honor" book. This year's honor books are “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan,” written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers; “The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog,” written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton Children's Books; and “Wolf Hollow,” written by Lauren Wolk and published by Dutton Children's Books.