Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What I Read this Summer!

I was able to read quite a bit this summer. Take a look at the titles below.
Even though these were all great books, my favorites were: Purple Heart, The Monstrumologist and The Good Soldiers.

I have all these books in the library for you to check out so please stop by! Also, there are many more new books for you to browse.


1. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
2. Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
3. Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
4. Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
5. Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
6. Hate List: A Novel by Jennifer Brown
7. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
8. The Monstrumologist Rick Yancey
9. Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos
10. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
11. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
12. The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer (Actually, this is the only book on this list we don't have in our LMC.)
13. Travels with Charley: in Search of America by John Steinbeck

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Voki

Click on this Voki to hear the book promo for our May Cafe Library!

Get a Voki now!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Last Cafe Library Book of the School Year


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is our last Cafe Library Book of the 2009-2010 school year. Preliminary reaction is good. Rachel and Thea both really liked it. I am going to start reading it this week. The link above gives a good idea as to what this book is about...quite a hook!
Pick up a copy in the LMC today.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

National Library Week!

Friday's book-related trivia question: What popular book begins with these lines?

"When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping."

Be one of the first three people to post the answer to this question and win a fabulous prize! Click on the Post a Comment link below. You can be anonymous but leave your first name in the post.
Mrs. Bade

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

National Library Week

Thursday's book-related trivia question:
What famous book begins with these lines?

"The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon. Though he had taken off his school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plastered to his forehead."



Be one of the first three people to post the answer to this question and win a fabulous prize! Click on the Post a Comment below. You can be anonymous but give your first name in the post.
Mrs. Bade

National Library Week


Wednesday's book-related trivia question:
What famous book begins with this line?

"When he was nearly thirteen my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."

Be one of the first three people to post the answer to this question and win a fabulous prize! Click on the Post a Comment below. You can be anonymous but give your first name in the post.
Mrs. Bade

Monday, April 12, 2010

National Library Week!


Tuesday's trivia question is: What famous book begins with this line?

"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense."

Be one of the first three people to post the answer to this question and win a fabulous prize!

Click on the Post a Comment below.
You can be anonymous but give your first name in the post.

Mrs. Bade

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's National Library Week!



It's National Library Week @ your library!
To help celebrate NLW, I am going to post one trivia question each day on this blog. Answers can be found in books in the LMC, in databases that the library subscribes to or perhaps on the Internet.

The first three people who post the correct answer on this blog will receive a fabulous prize from Mrs. Bade.

You do not have to join this blog to answer the question...just click on the Post a Comment link below.

The first question is: Where is Tornado Alley and why is it called this?

A big thank you to Ms. Sobolik for creating these questions!
P.S. Great pic above, Ms. Hart! You're so cool!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wintergirls


Only two Cafe Library Book Club discussions left for this school year! Wow, what a fast year but what a great year of reading.

April's pick is Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book had good reviews from Horn Book (starred!), Booklist (starred!), Kirkus Review (starred!), School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly and Library Media Connection.

Take a listen to my Voki for a summary.

Friday, February 19, 2010

March Read = Cafe Library



We're going to read Thirteen Reasons Why: a Novel by Jay Asher for March. It was a Battle of the Book book and everyone I've talked to really liked it.

Here's the summary from the online catalog: "High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death."

Rachel led our Feb. discussion of The Angel Experiment by James Patterson. She did a fabulous job! Thanks, Rachel!

Hope eveyone can read Thirteen Reasons and attend the meeting. The meeting date is to be announced.