Friday, January 22, 2016

Have some free time this weekend?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has this hilarious program (page? online app you don't download?) that lets you design your very own 18th century wig.

World Civ students, perhaps something to enhance the projects on England and France I know you guys are working on right now?

Check out my wig!  I thought the fan was a nice touch.

And if the history of fashion intrigues you, we have some great books on the topic here in the library.  Some of my personal favorites are:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ALA Youth Media Awards...(aka the Caldecott and Newbery Medals)

We didn't have a library club this trimester so there wasn't a Newbery Gala where students watched the award ceremony.  If we had though, I can tell you none of the students would have guessed which book would win this year.

First off the honors.  There were three and I was pleased with all of the winners.  In no particular order, the Newbery honors are:

So now we have the winner...drum roll please!

Surprised?   Me too.  However, if you look at the criteria for the actual award there isn't really anything that says it can't be a picture book, it's just not usually done.  What do you guys think?  If you want to take a look at the book, we have it in the Lower School Library, Mrs. Knauer has it out and would be happy to show it to you.

Monday, January 4, 2016

It's January! Welcome back everyone!

And to welcome you back, let's kick off this new year with some amazing new books!!!  December went by so fast, if there were some titles you wanted to read but didn't get the chance, we'll be leaving many of the December titles out on the shelves as well so make sure you look close at everything on display!

It seems like the new year is starting off by ending several series.  This can be good though because it means that authors like Melissa Meyer, Cynthia Voigt and Gail Carriger and set their keyboards to new and wonderful stories!  James Dashner just finished his sequel to The Rule of Thoughts (but considering how well his Maze Runner series flowed, I have no concerns it will flag).

And of course, the ebook catalog, while separate is definitely still a large part of our collection!

Several people came by before break and Mrs. J helped them set up their Overdrive app so they could download ebooks.  It's not too late (though the offer for candy has expired...sorry!), stop by anytime and Mrs. J will be happy to get you on your way!