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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (9th-12th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (a dozen total) for grades 9 through 12 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers, 2012 “Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry, 2010 “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” by Laini Taylor, 2011 (2014 ORCA) “Copper [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011 “Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005 “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 [...]

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British Libraries and Nan on the Go

October 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Educational Web Sites, Student Work, Titles to Look For, Uncategorized

One of my readers, Nan-from-England (formerly-known-as-Nan-from-Trinidad) and I have mutual admiration society. We have not yet met in person, due to the fact that I refuse to fly anywhere, but that does not slow us down. (When you see her name in the comments section, do not be confused. I am Nancy, she is Nan.) [...]

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Camping & Nature

August 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Educational Web Sites, Titles to Look For

Hello, Internets, Is anyone going camping this summer? There are lots of books out there to help you get ready. Campground guides, road atlases and nature guides can all help you plan a trip. This is a good time to do a web search — look for “camping recipes,” “star gazing books,” “bug encyclopedias” and [...]

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QOTD, What We’re Reading At My House, and Books Made Into Movies

August 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Movies & Pop Culture, Quote of the Day, Titles to Look For

“Read a book and take a look at the TV in your head.” – O.G. Readmore What are you reading this summer? At my house, we’re reading “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World,” Harry Potter 6 (again), “Monsterology” and a lot of other fun stuff. We are spending a lot of our [...]

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New & Notable Books for K-3rd Graders

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Currently reading, Titles to Look For

Courtesy of our own Multnomah County Library: Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole (Herbert Yee Wong) The Best Chef in Second Grade (Katharine Kenah) Big Brave Brian (M.P. Robertson) Big Cats: Hunters of the Night (Elaine Landau) A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Marla Frazee) Goose and Duck (Jean Craighead George) Heavy [...]

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New books on the way…

January 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · 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 [...]

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Welcome Back! And A Library Contest For You

January 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Misc., Titles to Look For, Weekly theme

This week’s library theme will be… New & New to You. Welcome back to school (soon). As I write this, it is Sunday night and little snow flurries are coming down, so I shouldn’t say “welcome back” just yet, eh? This has been a crazy holiday break, no? Hope you had a chance to play [...]

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New Books!

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off · 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 [...]

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