Category Archives: Books

Shelf Life

We kicked off our new Alternate Reality Reading Game last week with this video teaser. The game will be played for 8 weeks, with several faculty serving as “operatives” and contacts for the students, while others *may* be less trustworthy! … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Blitz!

How many pages will you read?

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Celebrate National Novel Writing Month in Your Classroom or Library

We will be celebrating National Novel Writing Month here in the Middle School Library. If you’ve never heard of it, National Novel Writing Month (“Nanowrimo”) is when a bunch of crazy writers try to write a 50,000-word novel in just … Continue reading

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Come Grab a Personal Pile

Need some recommended reading?  Come on in and fill out a “Personal Book Pile” wish list.  Just write down your favorite books and authors, and we will have a pile of recommended books waiting for you at the Circulation Desk. … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Susan Award

A little video I did with Animoto to promote this year’s nominees.  Feel free to use if you like it!

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Distant Waves

There are some books I could build an entire multi-disciplinary unit around. “Distant Waves,” by Suzanne Weyn, is one of them. The book is subtitled “A Novel of the Titanic,” but most of the action takes place before that event, … Continue reading

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Planet Google – and Need Feed #2

I’m listening to Randall Stross’ Planet Google in the car during my 2-hour round trip commute. I’m finding that he is able to articulate some of my persistent thoughts about “democratization of information” and how our students are growing up … Continue reading

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