Yu-gi-oh! Tournament

Thanks to all the teens who came to play in the Yu-gi-oh! Tournament that we had today. I had a blast meeting all of you and learning a little more about Yu-gi-oh! And a special kudos to my three teen judges: David, Connor and Kevin-you guys rock for guiding me through the tournament process. I hope everyone had fun and hope to see you all at the next one!

On the Eastside with Mrs. Kennedy’s classes

Once again, I had the luck to venture out to one of the schools and book talk some great books. This time it was Eastside Middle School to Mrs. Kennedy’s 8th grade classroom. I must say it was by far my most educational trip yet, I learned quite a bit about what you all like to do at the library and I hope to see you soon at one of the programs, especially the Read ‘n’ Feed! Here are the books we discussed in class:

Destiny of Linus Hoppe by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney

Hidden Talents by David Lubar

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Vampire High by Douglas Rees

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

My visit to Northside Middle School & Mrs. Wildman’s classroom

Thanks to Mrs. Wildman and her 7th and 8th grade Northsiders, you all were a blast and had some great questions, it kept me entertained. Hope to see you at the Read ‘n’ Feed on October 4th! Here are the books that I book talked:

Destiny of Linus Hoppe by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney

Hidden Talents by David Lubar

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Vampire High by Douglas Rees

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

Thanks again and see you soon!

Thanks to Ms. Moulder’s classes @ Southside

Today was my first day of doing book talks for the year and my first time at one of Anderson’s middle schools. I must say I had a great time visiting Ms. Moulder’s classroom and meeting so many students, who were terrific and hopefully I will see you either in the library or at one of the many great teen programs coming up, including the Read ‘n’ Feed! Here are the titles we covered:

Destiny of Linus Hoppe by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney

Hidden Talents by David Lubar

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Vampire High by Douglas Rees

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer

Thanks again for making me welcome at Southside and I look forward to more visits and seeing many of you here @APL!

It’s that time of year again

when I am preparing to go and visit Eastside, Northside and Southside Middle Schools. Be on the lookout in your English classes for me as I come and talk about some great books that you should be reading and events just for you and other teens here @APL.