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New books on the way…

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Titles to Look For, Weekly theme

…and how did it get to be almost the middle of January already?

This week in library we will be learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Before I forget, the librarians are planning a big Community Forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, January 14th, 2009, in the library at Grant High School. I will be there and would love to have you join me!

Please attend if you can as we discuss the future of PPS libraries and talk over all of our ideas and thoughts.

PS — Have you started on your contest entry yet?

Now, for the next order of business: More Books.

I just placed a big order for new books, through federal grant money received by our school and a number of other K-8 Portland Public Schools. Yay for new books! The money was specifically for books for our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, but I picked out many titles that we are all sure to enjoy. (And our younger students who are reading at higher grade levels will benefit, too. I also picked out some easier titles that our older students may enjoy reading with younger brothers and sisters.)

History, science, biographies, fiction and more fiction, multicultural books, books in Spanish and lots more will be arriving in the next month or two. A team of us from the school district, our school, and Multnomah County Library all helped with the titles. The students had a special category of their own — just their favorites. (I have been making a list since September — so many good titles to choose from. But guys? No “Goosebumps,” I am sorry to say.)

Here are a few of the authors and topics we selected, in no particular order:

Kathryn Lasky

Lloyd Alexander

Art books, animal books, more Harry Potter, Twilight…

Ancient Civilizations

Modern history… The list goes on and on.

Have a great week. Keep reading. This week I am reading Harry Potter 5 and a funny book called “Everything on a Waffle.”

Ms. Nancy