Media Center Memo

Spring 2014


LOTS of new nonfiction titles! How can you use these in your classroom to support your curriculum? How can you use your FABULOUS comm arts coworkers to help you teach these texts. . . ?


Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

Drawing the Heroes in Your Graphic Novel

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers


Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing of Scieszka (author Jon Scieszka)

Tales of Famous Heroes

Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People

Navy Seal Dogs

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

Prince Harry

Top 101 Remarkable Women

Fighting U.S. Generals of World War II

Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century

Women Inventors


Cool Careers Without College series: For People Who Love Nature/Love Animals/Love Music/Can Build Things/Cook and Eat/Are Really Good at Science and Math

Pharmaceutical Sales


Landscaping and Gardening


Time for Kids Grammar Rules

Gods and Goddesses of Mythology series: Egyptian/Greek/Mesopotamian/Roman

World of Myths and Legends

World of Gods and Goddesses

Telling the Story in Your Graphic Novel

Dizzy In Your Eyes: Poems About Love


Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen

Healthy Fast Foods

Eating Out: How to Order in Restaurants

Diet Myths: Sorting Through the Hype


Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, And Make It Through the Holidays

Guiness Book of World Records 2014

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Strange Mysteries of Unexplained

Time for Kids: Big Book of Why, 1001 Facts Kids Want to Know

Duck Commander series: Si-cology 101/Duck Commander Family/Happy, Happy, Happy

Cultural Milestones of the 2000s

Catastrophic Events of the 2000s

Superbikes: Machines of Dreams


The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi

The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Disasters: The Biggest Disasters in History from Salt in the Indus Valley to Hurricane Sandy

The Boston Marathon Bombing

The Newtown School Shooting

Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Student Atlas

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America

History Year by Year

Liberation: Stories of Survival from the Holocaust

Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust

Machines and Weaponry from WWII


Ancient Egyptians

Vietnam series: Causes and Outbreak/War and U.S. Society/Experience of the War

Horrible Jobs series: Ancient Egypt/Ancient Greece and Rome/Colonial Times

Technology in Ancient Egypt

Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voice

Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi


We've Got Your Number: Why Everything is the Universe is Numbers. . . Including YOU

Mathematics Explained


Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound

Popular Music Through the Decades series : Birth of Rock and Roll/Sounds of Rebellion/Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal and More/Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap and More

Top 101 Musicians

Innovators of American Jazz

Legends, Icons, and Rebels: Music That Changed the World


Tales of Famous Animals

Medical Inventions: The Best of Health

Transportation Inventions: Moving Our World Forward

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2: Confirm or Bust!

Deadly Animals

Eruption: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas

How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know

Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records

Recycle: Green Science Projects for A Sustainable Planet

Water: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet

Planet Earth Explained


Coral Reefs

Before The World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science


Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-Or-Break Moment

Just a reminder that the media center will be closed today from 11ish until I return from a CSIP meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Technology Requests

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