Visits to APA and ESMS

I had the opportunity over this past week to visit with both 6th and 7th graders at APA and ESMS from the classes of Mr. Fraley, Ms. Hird, Ms. Novak, and Mr. Pike.  Here are the books we discussed and hope to see you at our programs in March, especially the Read ‘n’ Feed on March 16th!!!

When you reach me   By Rebecca Stead

Leviathan By Scott Westerfeld

Al Capone does my shirts By Jennifer Chodlenko

Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater

I’d tell you I loved you but then I’d have to kill you By Ally Carter

Beastly By Alex Flinn

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Name_Jessica R
Age/Grade_15__9th Grade School_Highland
Book Title_Paper Towns Author_John Green
I give this book 5 stars out of 5 stars (0 being the worst and 5 being the best).
I would recommend this book: YES Why or why not?_It was a great coming of age book and any teen should read it(or adult). :)
Name a favorite scene or character in the book, without giving anything away!_ My favorite scene is when they’re on the road trip and they only get to stop for 5 minutes at a gas station and there running all around it and looking crazy. (you really would just have to read the book)

Booktalks at NSMS

I had the pleasure of visiting the 8th grade reading classes at NSMS today.  Here’s the books that we discussed and hope to see you on March 16th!

Beastly by Alex Flinn

I’d tell you I love you but then I would I have to kill you… by Ally Carter

 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

The disreputable history of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Thursday Theater: 9 (Rated PG-13)

Join us this Thursday, February 18th from 6-7:30pm in the Miami Room for the movie 9!

The animated feature is set in a post-apocalyptic world where rag dolls band together to survive. A rag doll named 9 happens upon a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. 9 convinces the others that they must stand and fight to survive and in doing so they learn the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Book Review: Erak’s Ransom


Name________Katy_____________________________________________

Age/Grade_______9th________________ School____Homeschooled__________

Book Title_______Erak’s Ransom_____ Author___John Flanagan_____

I give this book __4 1/2_stars out of 5 stars (0 being the worst and 5 being the best).

I would recommend this book: YES Why or why not?____It was an easy read, packed with action and adventure_____

Name a favorite scene or character in the book, without giving anything away!____When Svengal falls off his horse and can barely get back on ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Would you read this book again? YES!

Libraryopoly: Life sized Monopoly

Tournament Time: Libraryopoly
Love to play Monopoly? Then come play this life size version where you become the pieces! Prizes donated and program made possible thanks to funding provided by the Libraries, Literacy & Gaming ALA/Verizon Grant.
Saturday, February 13 2-3:30pm
Miami Room

Booktalks with the 8th graders at ESMS

I had a great visit with the 8th graders from Mrs. Moulder’s, Mrs. Kennedy’s, and Mrs. Elder’s classes.  Here’s the list of the books that we talked about and hope to see you on March 16th for the Read ‘n’ Feed featuring Alex Flinn!

Beastly by Alex Flinn

I’d tell you I love you but then I would I have to kill you… by Ally Carter

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

The disreputable history of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart

Unwind by Neal Shusterman