Friday, March 16, 2018

Protests and Walk-Outs

As more and more students get involved in the debate over gun control, it is important that everyone educate themselves on both the rights and responsibilities guaranteed to us under the Constitution. The library has literally dozens of books on these topics and I encourage everyone to get either a story or a non-fiction book that addresses this important issue.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Olympic Reading Possibilities

Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the new title "Black Power Salute: How A Photograph Captured A Political Protest". Wonderful book, wonderful series. Check out all the titles in this series by searching under SERIES, "Captured History".

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Take the time to check the "NEW" book shelf and select one of the dozens of new books arriving almost every day. The Laura Bush Grant has really helped with the number and quality of our collection. Check one out today!

Friday, January 15, 2016


I know fans of science fiction and more specifically Rick Yancey's alien invasion thriller, 5th Wave, are anxiously awaiting the film that will open in theaters on January 22nd. The second book in the trilogy is The Infinite Sea (2014). The final book, The Last Star, is due out in May. For  a great list of 5th Wave read-alikes check out School Library Journals "Beyond the Stars sci-fi reviews.

Note: The titles mentioned here are not currently available at the Hill library.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Good Comics For Kids

Looking for a great source for the newest and best graphic novels? Check out this column from "School Library Journal" called  Good Comics For Kids. There are reviews and links to all the best new graphic novels and manga with links to each of the titles. Preview the soon to be released title from Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters and Smile) called "Ghosts".

Monday, January 4, 2016

Good Reads?? GoodReads!

Need some help deciding what book to read next? I recommend "GoodReads". GoodReads  is a GREAT website that gives lots of suggestions, reviews by other readers, sorts books by age and genre (the type of book it is) and allows you to create and save book lists after you create a free account. They have links to outside sources and always seem to have the scoop on new books from all your favorite authors. After you have an account you can sign up for the 2016 GoodReads Book Challenge. Take the plunge and challenge yourself to be a better reader in 2016. Keep track of your progress online.
GoodReads 2016 Reading Challenge

Margaret Haddix To Visit Richmond

The exciting author Margaret Peterson Haddix is set to visit the BBGB Bookstore on January 20 at 7:00 p.m. She is here to promote her new book "Under Their Skin". Ms. Haddix is an excellent author and is popular with all our students. Her achievements include "Uprising", "Among the Barons" book one from the SHADOW CHILDREN series, "Found" book 1 from THE MISSING series and many many more. "Books in the Cloud" features her new book since it is on order and is expected any day. Make plans to meet Margaret Haddix in person and get your personal copy signed.