The Book Break

O. Henry's At-Home Library Newsletter: Week of May 4th, 2020

The prequel to the hunger games is coming may 19th!

The much anticipated prequel to the Hunger Games series is coming out May 19th! Pre-order your personal copy by shopping local at Book People. I know I'll be reading it while stuck in quarantine. I will also be purchasing a few ebook copies in Sora as it becomes available. Happy reading!

What is ms. cross currently reading?

This week I've been reading Look Both Ways, by Jason Reynolds. Follow multiple middle schoolers' perspectives in a tale of ten blocks in a neighborhood that describe their walks home. Maybe that sounds basic, but it's not at all! Readers will laugh, possible cry, and find connection amongst the characters Reynolds has carefully molded for the reader. This is a great short read available in audiobook and ebook format in Sora.

Looking for something to do?

Toon Books has opened up a lot of free resources related to comic books. You can play games, create your own comic strips, or just read some comics. Check it out here.

speaking of comics...check out the maverick reading list

Check out the Maverick 2020 Reading List for awesome graphic novels grades 6-12. If you can't find an ebook version in MackinVia, Sora, ComicsPlus, or the Austin Public Library, let Ms. Cross know! I just might be able to find a copy for you.

Reminder: how to access books online

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out my Library Blend Course or the ohenrylibrary.com website to access thousands of books via MackinVia, Sora, APL, and ComicsPlus.

Reminder: do you have o. henry library books at home?

As of now, students need to hold onto their O. Henry library books. If you don't remember what you have checked out, you should have received an email on Thursday, April 9th, in your student email account. If you still are unsure, feel free to message me in Blend or shoot me an email. Do not worry about the notice stating the books are overdue.

Questions or Comments?

Feel free to email me with any comments/questions/concerns you have regarding all things library. I'm here to help and will be checking email frequently.

ashley.cross@austinisd.org. You can also message me in the Library Blend course as well.


Happy Reading!

-Ms. Cross