Thursday, March 27, 2008

New ART exhibits in our library!

Visit our library to check out the latest masterpieces on display from our art department. The elementary students are showing their portraits inspired by Andy Warhol and our middle school and high school students have posted photographs of their ceramic creations. For more information on Andy Warhol or other topics in the art world check out the FCS Art Resources Page. See you in the library!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

need something to read?

If you want something good to read, and/or just want a fellow student's opinion on a book in the library, just find me wandering around the hallway and I'd be glad to help you out with some suggestions on what's good. I normally get first pick on the new books coming in, so the chances are good I've read it before. So if you need help, just find me.

-Kelsey Hailey

Monday, March 17, 2008

If you liked "Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes" ...

Mrs. Ross emailed to let me know that she just finished a book by Maureen Johnson, the author of Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes. It is called Girl at Sea. She said it was "very good." And she is not alone. My two favorite review sources took time to review it as well. Common Sense Media gives it a green light and Booklist recommends it as a "perfect summer read." Sounds like a keeper!

More Middle School Sci-Fi on the way

You know with it being spring break I am diligently searching for new titles for you guys. What I've found so far that will soon be on your shelves are The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell and Larklight, or, The revenge of the white spiders!, or, To Saturn's rings and back! : a rousing tale of dauntless pluck in the farthest reaches of space by Philip Reeve. Right now I'm reading one of the titles in the Danger Boy series by Mark London Williams and it is looking promising. I'll let you know for sure when I finish it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Science Fiction for 4th quarter

If you are in the 5th grade you know your reading requirement for the 4th 9-week grading period is in the genre of science fiction. Spring break is a great time to get a head start on that reading goal! While there are many science fiction books in your school library there are also many in the public libraries for you to check out and read for credit with Mrs. Ross. To the right is a list of science fiction authors you can look for or you may link to the FCS Library and view the accelerated reader lists and genre list to help you choose. Remember, you must choose books that we have on accelerated reader to reach your reading goal. Have a terrific spring break!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Break - New Blog

This post marks the beginning of our new blog at the Friendship Christian School Middle School / High School Library. We are on Spring Break for two weeks but the collection is growing nontheless. Look for new science fiction titles in the middle school fiction section and new Accelereated Reader tests when you get back to school.