Books for grades 9-12 from May booktalks

Hi! I have started my May booktalks at the middle and high schools, so if you haven’t seen me yet then chances are you will very soon!  Here are the books that I will be bringing with me for grades 9-12. We have some awesome ones this time around and in a way they all tie into our Teen Summer Reading theme: Beneath the Surface!

Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin (author of Bomb and one of our recent Festival authors!)

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

The looking-glass wars by Frank Beddor

Titanic: Voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I hunt killers by Barry Lyga

Happy Reading!

Books from May booktalks for grades 6-8

Hi! I have started my May booktalks at the middle and high schools, so if you haven’t seen me yet then chances are you will very soon!  Here are the books that I will be bringing with me to sixth through eighth grade classes.  We have some awesome ones this time around and in a way they all tie into our Teen Summer Reading theme: Beneath the Surface!

Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin (author of Bomb and one of our recent Festival authors!)

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

How they croaked by Georgia Bragg

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Holes by Louis Sachar

The looking-glass wars by Frank Beddor

Titanic: Voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Happy Reading!

We have a winner!

For the t-shirt SRP design contest! Congrats to Marjorie Schoen and thank you to all the finalists and participants! You all did an amazing job, so thank you for participating.   The t-shirt will be unveiled in May, so be on the lookout!

Booktalks in a class near you!

Hi, you may have already had me visit your English class or maybe you will see me soon.  Regardless, here are the books that we are talking about.  These include the Read ‘n’ Feed Festival books, as well and for easy reference…they are the ones with an *.  For more info on the Read ‘n’ Feed Festival, go here!

*Compound by S.A. Bodeen

*Ashfall by Mike Mullin

*Bomb : the race to build and steal the world’s most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin

*Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

Every Day by David Levithan

Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine

We’ve got a job by Cynthia Levinson

Vote Now for your Favorite 2013 SRP T-shirt Design!

Thank you to all the teens who submitted entries for the Teen SRP T-shirt design contest!  The judges have narrowed it down to the top 5 designs.  You can vote for your favorite design until 3/1/13.

Here are the Top 5 designs:

Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Design 4

Design 5

Design 5

Scholarships through the Madison County Community Foundation

Hey! Our community is very fortunate to have the Madison County Community Foundation and the services that it provides. Did you know that they offer a variety of scholarships that you can apply for? Yep! In fact, now is the time to apply for their general scholarships! The application process is open and you must submit applications before March 19, 2013. Click on this link to go to their website for more information! They also have this chart that provides the names, requirements, etc of the scholarships that they provide. Good luck!