Ridley High School Library
January, 2016: News & New Books!
ARE YOU TAKING A GRADUATE COURSE THIS SEMESTER?
Youth Media Awards Announced on January 11!
- Alex Award for ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adult readers
- Coretta Scott King Award for the book that best demonstrates an appreciation of African-American culture and universal human values
- John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
- Michael L. Printz Award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
- Pura Belpré Award for the work that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for youth.
New STEM Resources Available in POWER Library!
This month, Academic Search: Main Edition and Science Reference Center databases were added to the e-resources in POWER Library in response to students’ need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources.
Academic Search: Main Edition has more than 1900 full text journals, covering biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology and more.
Science Reference Center provides access to full-text, science-oriented content including science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. The database also includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as NASA, National Geographic, and the Nature Picture Library.
New Additions to Our OverDrive Digital Lending Library!
Ridley High School’s digital lending library is growing all the time! Some of the e-books added to our OverDrive collection this month include:
- Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- The Joe Hill Collection (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, Nos4a2)
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Bluescreen by Dan Wells
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available e-books and audiobooks! And while you're there, check out our new Collections link with handy shortcuts to Superb Sci-Fi, Really Romantic, The Horror!, and more. For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Bookshelf to Big Screen
Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks by aliens have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Like The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey? Give these read-alikes a try:
- In the After by Demitria Lunetta
- Lock In by John Scalzi
- Positive by David Wellington
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (sequel to The 5th Wave)
Visit the Library's Web site for more read-alike suggestions!
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