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There is so much going on towards the end of the school year, but know that the library is here to meet all of your needs!

In this Issue

Collection Development

Keeping the collection up to date with current literature and curriculum needs is important to the life of our library. If there is anything that you need or would like purchased for the library collection, please click the button below to enter in titles into a Google Form.
Collection Development

Click on the link below to access the Google Forms to request titles for the library.


For grades 2 - 6, Britannica School can be a great resource for your research. Check out the video below to learn more about what this database can offer you and your students.
Britannica School - Elementary - Database

Nat Geo Kids

For grades 1 - 6, Nat Geo Kids can be a great resource for your research. Check out the video below to learn more about what this database can offer you and your students.
National Geographic Kids Database

New Titles in the Library

Fiction Texts

Night of the Moon

Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.

Find me in the Holiday books - E KHA

What James Said

A funny, heartfelt, perfectly pitched story about misunderstandings and the importance of true friendship.

When a little girl thinks that her best friend James has been saying bad things about her behind her back, she takes action in the form of the silent treatment. As they go about their day and James tries harder and harder to get her to talk to him, they both realize that true friendship surpasses any rumor... or misunderstanding.

Find me at E ROS

Nooks & Crannies

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets—and maybe money—in this humorous mystery with heart.

Sweet, shy Tabitha Crum, the neglected only child of two parents straight out of a Roald Dahl book, doesn’t have a friend in the world—except for her pet mouse, Pemberley, whom she loves dearly. But on the day she receives one of six invitations to the country estate of wealthy Countess Camilla DeMoss, her life changes forever.

Upon the children’s arrival at the sprawling, possibly haunted mansion, it turns out the countess has a very big secret—one that will change their lives forever.

Then the children beginning disappearing, one by one. So Tabitha takes a cue from her favorite detective novels and, with Pemberley by her side, attempts to solve the case and rescue the other children…who just might be her first real friends.

Find me in Mystery at F LAW

NonFiction Texts

Steve Jobs and Apple

Steve Jobs was the cofounder of Apple Computer, and is known around the world for helping to create devices and operating platforms that have changed technology forever. Many people simply could not imagine their lives without the products that came from Jobs and Apple.

Find me in 92 JOB

Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Jeff Bezos took his childhood love of books and turned it into, one of the biggest and most successful online retailers on earth. Driven by Bezoss vision, Amazon changed the way people read, listen to music, watch videos, and shop.

Find me at 92 BEZ

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

As the founder of the social networking site Facebook Mark Zuckerberg became one of the most influential people in the world by age twenty-three. Zuckerbergs dream of creating links between social relationships has changed the way more than 1.3 billion people communicate and interact online.

Find me in 92 ZUC

Book Trailers

Check out some great book trailers that you can share with students about some of the outstanding books in our library
THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY, by Victoria Forester
Guys Read Funny Business
Three Times Lucky, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, and The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage

Read alouds

Looking for a good read aloud?

Check out some links below to find some great read alouds for your classroom.

Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns.

Books for Ages 6-7

Books for Ages 8-10

Books for Ages 11-13

Tech Bytes

Click the blue links to take you to these websites

FreeRice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

Freerice has two goals:

  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Students answer vocabulary words. For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with internet access to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.

Share the power and pleasure of reading, and teach a child in your life about the importance of helping others at the same time. Simply choose the literacy charity you want to read for and then select the Penguin and DK children's books you want to read. For every book you read, a brand new children's book will be donated to the nonprofit you select.

Teach a child in your life to become a lifelong reader and a lifelong giver.

Coming in June