News from the HEMS Library

January Edition


Not only are you checking your school email - you're opening and READING them!! Every month you'll get an update on new books, upcoming events, and general library happenings in your inbox. We hope that this keeps you connected to your library and makes you want to stop in more often!

If you needed more than an HOUR OF CODE!!

Keep coding by accessing the Hour of Code site anytime from the homepage of your library website!

Missouri Award Books

Have you read 4 or more of these books? If so, you're ready to vote in March and PARTY in April. That's right! If you read 4 or more of these award nominees and fill out a quick book talk sheet (which are all available in your HEMS library) you can vote for your favorite and earn an invitation to the Reader's Award party in April where you'll be the first to hear the winning books announcement.

2015-2016 Mark Twain Award Nominees

2015-2016 Truman Award Nominees

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Our Favorite Books!

We asked, and you answered! If you're looking for a great book, why not take the advice of your classmates and read one of their favorites. Remember to use the Find a Great Book page of your library website for great recommendations, as well! Once you've decided on your next great read, come see us in the library to check it out. If it's not available in our collection, please use the suggestion form (always on the front page of the library website) to recommend books for your HEMS library.

7th Grade

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsh

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Dead City by James Ponti

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Painted House by John Grisham

House of Night Series by PC Cast

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

The Unwanteds Series by Lisa McMann

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabstein

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Lockdown series by Alexander Gordon Smith

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Loce, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick

The Heat by Mike Lupica

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

8th Grade

The Fault In our Stars by John Green

Rodeo Rescuer Lynette Eason

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

Warriors: The New Prophecy - Sunset by Erin Hunter

Lockdown series by Alexander Gordon Smith

The Martian by Andy Weir

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

Red Dog by Bill Wallace

The Legend series by Marie Lu

Dork Diaries 7 by Rachel Russell

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Attention 6th Graders!!!!!!!

If you're reading this, please send me an email at the address below with the name of your favorite book or series of books. Your list will be featured in February's newsletter!