AHEAD OF CHILDREN WHO DO NOT RECEIVE DAILY READ ALOUDS.
IN ORDER TO HELP OUR STUDENTS, WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR:
THE KCMS PICTURE BOOK PROJECT
Have you started reading to your class yet?
We have a new picture book library of great books with important messages and beautiful art.
If you have not begun reading during breakfast time or just as class begins, please let me know and I will bring you some books.
Give it a try; you will love what a 10-minute investment does to the atmosphere of your class and the minds of your students.
We just got this book in the library: every one of our students could benefit from this story!
Those Shoes.Â This book deals well with the topic of poverty and the importance of putting others' needs ahead of our own wants. Jeremy wants the latest pair of trendy shoes. All his friends have them but his grandmother can't afford to buy him a pair. I like that she never shamed him for wanting what he couldn't have. Jeremy finds a pair at a thrift store and buys them even though they are too small. When he makes friends with a kid at school who needs them more than he does, he gives them to him. I love how this book is honest about the struggles Jeremy has about giving the shoes away. He really wants to keep them for himself but in the end does the right thing on his own. Jeremy feels embarrassed about the shoes he does have to wear and that doesn't disappear, making the act of kindness even more powerful.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr.
NOTE FROM YOUR LIBRARIAN:
The one copy we had of this book was borrowed last May and not returned. We have the book in our elibary, but it has a several week wait list. We do have several copies of The Hate U Give ordered. However, if you would like to read this to or with your classes before the movie comes out on Oct. 19th, you may access it for free at this site:
Download your complimentary THE HATE U GIVE companion Curriculum Guide today! Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Films, this Curriculum Guide is for Middle School, High School and College and features 9 interdisciplinary lesson plans in Social Studies/Civics, English Language Arts, Visual Arts, and Music. All lesson plans meet Common Core and NCSS Standards and are supported by additional materials available on BazanED including video clips from the film, video interviews, digital photos and printed resources.
See the THE HATE U GIVE Curriculum Guide for all Standards designations.
Free Books on Instagram? Check out the Insta Novel! Coming to a phone near you!
Are These Artist-Designed Instagram Novels part of the Future of Reading?
The New York Public Library Says "Hear Us Out"™
The next hot thing coming to Instagram? Books. Specifically, books in the form of Instagram stories, complete with video and images, courtesy of the New York Public Library.
On Instagram, each page of the book becomes a slide in the story, broadcasting classic literature across a social media platform better known for selfies and fun photos.
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@nypl or #instanovels
Running. That's all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasonsâ€”it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problemsâ€”and running away from themâ€”until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?
We have something waiting just for you.
Hundreds of new books of all kinds; come in and check us out!
Did you know that you can read a book with your ears?
Your KC library has a new Audio Book section with over 100 exciting new titles.
All you need is a set of earbuds and a a pair of ears. You won't believe where your imagination will take you----on a wild action-packed adventure, solving a mystery,
going to a fantasy land, hearing some poetry, getting lost in a romance, traveling around the world or being so scared that you will need to sleep with your teddy bear.
Come to the library and ask Mrs. Taylor about all these new adventures just waiting for you.
You will love them.
You can check out this book in audio or hardback:
The One and Only Ivan is one of the most popular books in our fiction section. Come see why students love to spend time getting to know the silverback gorilla named Ivan.
COME TO THE LIBRARY AND READ (OR READ AGAIN) THOR'S STORY!
DID YOU KNOW??? YOUR KC LIBRARY HAS 8 OF THE 10 MOSTREAD BOOKS IN THE WORLD!
COME CHECK ONE OUT AND SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS ALL ABOUT.
Have you ever been on a middle school field trip or wished you could go on one?
You will love this hilarious book!
The Worst Class Trip Ever (Class Trip Series #1) by Dave Barry
In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack-or maybe not.
MEET COURTNEY CRUMLIN
We have the new graphic series in the library.
Try it, you will like it!
Tiger Island (The Zodiac Legacy Graphic Novel Series #1) by Stuart Moore
When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-American teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.
We also have book #2!
You've seen the movie. Now come read the book.
We also have 2 new Wonder books about Auggie's friends.
What is your favorite scary book?
Have you read the Divergent series yet? These books are a popular choice in the KC library. Come check them out!