New Books 2013

TeenBookCon - The Greater Houston Teen Book Convention

Keynote speaker: Author Sharon Draper

What: Greater Houston Teen Book Convention

Where: Alief Taylor High School
7555 Howell-Sugar Land Rd.
Houston, TX 77083

When: Saturday, April 10

Time: 10:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The event is FREE!

For more information on TeenBookCon, please visit

Hunger Games Book 3 Cover Revealed

Since the September release of Catching Fire, the second in Suzanne Collins' best-selling Hunger Games trilogy for teens, Internet speculation has focused on the title of the third book. The most common guess: The Victors. Not even close. Today, Scholastic reveals the title and cover of the last book in the series set in a dictatorship where teens are forced to fight to the death on TV. It's Mockingjay, out Aug. 24. In the series, mockingjays are offspring of mockingbirds and jabberjays, a government-bred mutant designed to spy on rebels. Mockingjays become symbols of resistance. Collins is finishing her screenplay of The Hunger Games, the first book. (Information taken from USA Today/ Books). To read more, click the following link - Publisher Weekly.

Here's a look at the complete series:

February is here!!!

February is here! The shortest month of the year, maybe, but February is filled with a lot of entertainment. We express our love with chocolates and hearts in February. We ask a furry rodent to tell us whether there is more cold weather on the way in February. Mardi Gras dances upon the scene in February and Vancouver, Canada will host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Your library has gone "red" for the month of February! A display has been created displaying books with red covers. Interested in learning more about the Winter Olympics? Check out the Winter Olympics display. Come in and pick out a book from these displays or any other book that interest you. Enjoy the month with some chocolates and a good book!

Quileute Indians - "TWILIGHT" Controversy

To millions of “Twilight” fans, the Quileute are Indians whose (fictional) ancient treaty transforms young males of the tribe into vampire-fighting wolves. To the nearly 700 remaining Quileute Indians, “Twilight” is the reason they are suddenly drawing extraordinary attention from the outside — while they themselves remain largely excluded from the vampire series’ vast commercial empire. To read more, click on the following link.......The New York Times

Senior Research Has Begun

Senior research is well underway at your library! Research doesn't have to be stressful!!! Ask one of your librarians for help! We are knowledgeable about the online databases, source citations, reliable online searching and books that will help you with your topic. Pick your topic, visit the library and take advantage of all that your library has to offer.

Super Bowl XLIV is Most Watched TV Show Ever!

The New Orleans Saints' victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV was watched by more than 106 million people, to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, the Nielsen Co. said Monday, Feb. 8. Or did you just watch the commercials??

(Pictured is Mrs. Hudson)

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and ......Zombies!

A strange plaque has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton - and the dead are returning to life. Feisty yet sensible Elizabeth Bennet - carefully trained in the deadly arts of swordsmanship and musketry - is determined to wipe out the zombie menace. But she is distracted by the arrival of Mr. Darcy, a rich man who harbors an air of arrogance. Can she conquer his heart?
Dan's ready to enter zombie land? Are you? Come in and pick out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to read!

Making CCHS Library A Beautiful Place

Come in and see the improvements that have been made in the Fiction and Magazine Sections! Mr. Sheets and his "crew" built additional shelving to house more books in the fiction section for you to read and improved the magazine shelves for better viewing and storage of magazines. Come in and pick a book or magazine to enjoy!
(Builders: Steven, Zach, Tyler and Daniel)

Fun At Barnes and Noble

Students were invited to join the librarians at the Baybrook Barnes and Noble on Friday, January 29, to pick out books for the library. Thanks to those who helped and a big "Thank You" to the PTSA for giving us the opportunity to have this fun shopping spree! (Pictured are Mrs. Sanders and Emily)

Clear Creek Rwanda Project Video

Enjoy this awesome video on the Clear Creek Rwanda Project created by Carson Bonner!