New Books 2013

Congrats to Jack Gantos!

The author Jack Gantos just won the Newbery award for his book Dead End in Norvelt. You can read an interview with him in SLJ's online edition, or click this link.
Gantos Interview

Jack Gantos will be our guest author at the Reading Rumble competition Saturday, May 19th at Clear Falls High School!

Reading Rumble Off and Running

We had our lunch talks and they went well. Now we're book talking the books to some of the English classes. The books are starting to be checked out which is very exciting. We will have another meeting soon to determine how many students are actually interested in competing. You do not have to compete in order to read the books on the list.

First Reading Rumble Meeting

Any student interested in competing in the Reading Rumble competition in May, come by the library during your lunch on January 25th. You can eat your lunch in the library as we talk about what the competition involves, creating teams, and reading the books.

There are 20 books on the list. Each team member should read between 4-5 of the books to have the best chance of your team winning against a team from another school.

If you even THINK you might be interested, come by the library during your lunch next Thursday!

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