There are several new authors to check out in the Middle School Library, such Canadian author Rachel Devenish Ford and her World Whisperer series. In this poignant, yet hopeful tale, orphaned siblings find their purpose and true identity while trying to keep evil from taking over the magical kingdom of Maween.
The Mark of the Raven book by Morgan L. Busse is another young adult book that will not disappoint. Every Great House has its own special gift, except the Ravenwood House, or so the other Great Houses are led to believe…will the Great Houses come together and use their gifts to protect their kingdom before it is too late?
Also, famous Canadian author Eric Walter’s book 90 Days of Different is on the shelf. This story revolves around a young lady whose friend challenges her to try 90 different things after her boyfriend dumps her for being “boring”.
Favourite authors are back, like the Bravelands series by Erin Hunter, My Life in Pink and Green series books #2 and #3 by Lisa Greenwald, and the new Menagerie series by Tui T. Sutherland and her sister Kari Sutherland. The latest Priscilla Shirer books Prince Warriors books #3 and #4 are back as well.
There are so many books to talk about, but come to the library to see all the variety, and pick up a 40 Book Challenge form while you are at it! See you at the Library!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Library is sharing some Library Love, and all overdue fines are 1/2 off starting today until next Friday!!!
*This does not include fines for lost or damaged goods.*
Happy New Year! What better time of year (than at the beginning) to challenge yourself by reading books of different genres?! For every 10 books you read, you get a prize. You must take books out from MEI Middle School Library in order to qualify. Please see Mrs. Burritt to pick up your form so you can keep track of your reading.
The week before Christmas Break, Library Fines will be 1/2 off! Please check your library account, and see if you owe anything.
Also, there are unclaimed yearbooks (from last year) in the Library due to fines not being paid. This is a good time to get your yearbook. Merry Christmas!
*This does not include fines for lost or damaged goods.*
From December 10th-14th you will be able to pay off your overdue fines by donating canned/non-perishable goods to the library. $1 per item will be taken from your late fines, and all goods will be donated to the local food bank.
You will not only lower your amount owed to the library, but help out those in need this Christmas Season.
On December 6th, 2018, we will be hosting the Canadian author, Eric Walters, who was once a teacher and has now written over 94 novels! While he was teaching, he saw that many students had trouble finding books they liked, so he decided to write his own stories! Like most writers, Walters has taken inspiration from everyday life, and also tries to experience the unusual challenges his characters face so he can write authentically from their perspective.
Check out the “Eric Walters Author Visit Countdown” book display on the library! I would encourage you to check out his books, so you can ask him the many questions I’m sure he is willing to answer!
Please be courteous and welcoming to this amazing author!
At lunch time in the library we have a Quilling Club. Quilling is the act of curling and shaping paper into desired forms to create an image. Almost two whole months of school have gone by, and I am really impressed with the artwork that is coming from the students. Here is an example of one of many beautiful pieces students have done in the library:
The Quilling Club is open every lunch time in the Library! So if you want to give Quilling a try, or have started a piece and would like to finish it, you are more than welcome to come by!
Wings of Fire
Book 11: The Lost Continent
Prepare yourself for a wild adventure as an age old rumour is realised to be true. There are other dragons on the planet, ones who inhabit another continent far away. It turns out that these dragons are very different from the dragons we know in the Wings of Fire series. Do they come in peace? Find out in the latest Wings of Fire book!!!!
Click here to check out all of Tui T. Sutherland’s other books!
Book 8: Supernova
The Amulet series returns with an exciting new mission that siblings, Emily and Navin, must complete to save the planet Alledia from the Shadow Forces. But first, Emily must find a way out of the Void, where she has been held captive by the clutches of the Voice. Will Emily gain control of her Amulet in time to help Navin save Alledia?
Exciting new Young Adult books are in the library!
The Crescent Stone
These three lines will draw you in:
“A girl with a deadly lung disease…
A boy with a tragic past…
A bargain that brings life, but may cost more than anyone can imagine…”
Written by Matt Mikalatos, The Crescent Stone: Sunlit Lands Book One, is a story about a young girl with a terminal lung disease and a boy struggling with guilt. Both want better things, to make their ailments disappear, and one day a stranger from a magical, distant land gives them a way out. But is it worth it?
This is the first book in a series, which I know will make readers anticipate book two! Check out Matt Mikalatos’ other young adult books on his website.
A Touch of Gold
Annie Sullivan weaves a captivating tale based on an old Greek myth. Princess Kora lived a wonderful life, until she was afflicted with a curse caused by her father, King Midas. Kora’s appearance is that of a living statue, her skin shines like gold, but that is not all that haunts this brave and lonely character. She lives in seclusion, trying to avoid everyone, scared of her powers. However, Kora does wish for companionship, which she finds in a young duke whose family has been cursed by the same cruel god. She and her newly found love are thrown into a adventure to retrieve her father’s golden treasure, which only she can find because of her “curse”. Will Kora find the gold in time? And will she find a lasting love?
Hello, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mrs. Taegen Burritt, and I am the new Library Technician at MEI Middle. I look forward to meeting all of you, and helping you find books for school work and fun reading time, of course! I guess there are several things you should know about me, I’m not only a Library Technician, but also an artist, so I would love to continue the quilling club that was started. I also like to write poetry and short stories!
Also, please remember to return your books if you borrowed any over the summer. If you need any help with logging into your account or finding the right book, please don’t hesitate to ask for help! So, come by the library to play a scrabble game and post on the bulletin board what your favourite book was this summer!
Sincerely, Mrs. Burritt