Thursday, June 8, 2017

Battle of the Books 2017-18 List is Available!

Summer is definitely the time to relax and unwind. One of the biggest perks of summer is the extra leisure time to read. Why not use this opportunity to get a head start on next year's Battle of the Books list?

The official state list has been published. Check-out these great titles from your public library or from our Overdrive collection:

  1. Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
  2. Boys Who Challenged Hitler, The by Phillip Hoose
  3. Drowned City by Don Brown
  4. Freak the Mighty by W.R. Philbrick
  5. Hidden Oracle, The by Rick Riordan (GA Middle Nom)
  6. House of the Scorpion, The by Nancy Farmer (Newbery Honor)
  7. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  8. Long Way from Chicago, A  by Richard Peck (Newbery Honor)
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  10. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  11. Mysterious Benedict Society, The by Trenton Lee Stewart
  12. Night Gardener, The by Jonathan Auxier (GA Middle Nom)
  13. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (Newbery Honor)
  14. One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi
  15. Peak by Roland Smith
  16. Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (Newbery Honor)
  17. Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newbery Honor)
  18. Stella by Starlight by Sharon M.  Draper
  19. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Newbery Honor)
20. Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius, A by Stacey Matson

In addition, watch this Animoto video to preview each title.

Please visit the Battle of the Books page off of the DPMS LMC website to learn more.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Your Next Summer Read

Not sure what to read this summer? Luckily there are plenty of great, new titles out there that will pique all interests. Check out the presentation below to view my personal recommendations as well as find out more about the Brown County Library's summer reading program, Overdrive summer reads, and Sync's free summer audiobooks.

Don't forget: every student has access to DPMS's Overdrive ebook collection 24/7.

Happy reading! Comment below and let me know what you are reading this summer.