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New Books!

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Titles to Look For

Hello everyone,

There is nothing that this library person loves more than receiving a big box of books, and this week we were fortunate enough to receive two. Yippee! These books (mostly fiction, plus a few art books) are geared for students fourth grade and older. Since we have added upper grades to our school (including eighth grade this year), we have not had enough materials for the older students. We received a grant specifically to purchase titles for the “big kids” and that’s what we did.

I will check the books off on the invoice, put pockets and cards in them, stamp them PENINSULA and get them out on the shelves.

However, some of the seventh-graders and I could not resist the temptation. We opened the boxes and started picking out our soon-to-be favorites. They include:

American Born Chinese, by Gene Yuen Lang (that link will send you to an NPR slideshow — cool!)

The Charlie Bone series, by Jenny Nimmo

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders turned 40 last year and remains a popular classic with the students)

Quaking, by Kathryn Erskine

More Spiderwick!

Plus, we have added titles by Sharon Draper, Gordon Korman, Walter Dean Myers and many others.


Mrs. Rawley