Monday, April 27, 2015

Books of the Week, Apr 27

HighDizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora
Collects fifty poems written in the voice of teenagers which reveal the speakers' feelings about and experiences with love. Includes notes about the various types of poetic forms.
811 MOR @ the Library

MiddleMessing Around on the Monkey Bars: And Other School Poems for Two Voices by Betsy Franco
Throughout this collection of nineteen poems -- ideal for reading aloud in pairs, but just as much fun with one or many -- words, pictures, and voices erupt in an irresistible invitation to join an exhilarating ride around school. So hop on the bus! The pencils are tapping, the clock is ticking, and reports are due...tomorrow?
811 FRA @ the Library

ElementaryNational Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! compiled by J. Patrick Lewis
What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature.
808.81 NAT @ the Library

Friday, April 24, 2015

Getting Graphic in the Library!

That's right. We are getting graphic in the library's all across SCC. Graphic novels that is.

If you need a fun read to fill an hour, a day, or a weekend, graphic novels are the way to go. Combining text with dynamic illustrations, graphic novels can hold the attention of the most outstanding reader to the most reluctant reader.

Here are some of the newest graphic novels at each building!


Middle School

High School

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Books of the Week, Apr 21

Elementary -- Squeeze Play by Cal Ripken Jr.
Centerfielder Corey Maduro has to deal with the humiliation of having an overly involved and short-tempered father in the stands.
FIC RIP @ the Library

Middle -- Lost Boy by Tim Green
After a near-fatal car accident, twelve-year-old Ryder's mother needs an operation they cannot afford and while a new friend tries to raise funds, Ryder travels with a grouchy, disabled neighbor, from Yankee Stadium to Turner Field seeking the major league baseball player who might be Ryder's father.
FIC GRE @ the Library

High -- Pinstripe Pride: The Inside Story of the New York Yankees by Marty Appel
Describes how the New York Yankees got started with no ballpark of their own and grew to the billion dollar franchise of today at home in Yankee Stadium.
796.357 APP @ the Library

Friday, April 17, 2015

Do you have a summer reading suggestion?

Summer is fast approaching; by my count just 32 school days left. And then we will have a blissful three months off. But just because school is out doesn't meaning learning is over. There are tons of ways to learn and explore new things during the summer, and reading a new book (or two) is just one of them!
I would like to put together a recommended summer reading list for each building, highlighting some of the best books suggested by our community (staff, students, or parents!).

So if you have a suggestion for a great summer read, leave it in the comments below with title, author, and approximate grade recommendation.

I'll start - We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist for grades 8-12.

What's your suggestion?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Books of the Week, Apr 13

Elementary - Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander
While the rest of the class makes birthday cards for the principal, Stanley struggles with his words and letters.
E FIC ALE @ the Library

Middle - After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.
FIC SON @ the Library

High - Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.
FIC JOH @ the Library

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Books of the Week, Apr 7

Elementary - W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet by Pat Michaels and Melanie Rose
An A-Z pictorial for children including weather terms such as barometer, cloud, tornado, and sunshine introduced with poems accompanied by expository text to provide detailed information.
551.5 MIC @ the Library

Middle - Weather: Whipping up a Storm! by Simon Basher and Dan Green
Introduces weather-related topics, such as hurricanes, atmosphere, droughts, and more. Basher and Green turn each topic into a character with a drawing and personality profile.
551.6 GRE @ the Library

High - Weather: a Visual Guide by Bruce Buckley
An introductory guide to understanding weather and its effect on our lives. Using dramatic never-before-published aerial and satellite photography, this book provides up-to-the-minute information about a fascinating spectrum of natural phenomena.
551.5 BUC @ the Library