Middle School Media Minutes

Volume 3 Issue 5 December 2014

New Resources

The media center staffs have been working diligently to catch up on our back log of items to catalog & process. We have made it through the book fair items and are current with our Junior Library Guild selections. Unfortunately cataloging and processing remains a time intensive activity. Here is a listing of some of the items added in November which you may find interesting. If you ever find a resource you would like added to our collection, please let me know.

Bolich New Books

· The Elements; A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray – a great reference with information and pictures of every element

· The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell discusses the summer of 1964

· How they Croaked by Georgia Bragg–read about famous folks who met famous deaths

· Rocks & Minerals by Dan Green – all types of rocks, minerals and gems

  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin - The true story of counterfeiting and grave robbing in nonfiction form that reads like an adventure novel. Class set of 21 copies added.

New Books added in BOTH Buildings

· Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson – a great resource for argumentative projects

· Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America by Russell Freedman – discusses the struggle some citizens had during the 1960’s for equality in the United States

· The Economies of Making a Movie – Economies of Entertainment by Robin Johnson - learn the ins and outs of what makes a movie a blockbuster – great way to study economics.

· The Hidden Story of Eating Disorders by Sarah Levete looks at this medical condition in an attempt to show teens all sides of the story.

· How Does a Touch Screen Work? Leon Gray - learn the ins and outs of today’s most common place technology.

· How they Choked by Georgia Bragg – more famous folks and how they met their famous death

· Igniting a Passion for Reading by Steven Layne – learn tried and true methods for developing readers at all ages

· Knight World: The Age of Chivalry by Henry Templeman – the story of medieval knights, castles and society.

· Night Sky by Giles Sparrow - stars, constellations & galaxies

· Stories of the Constellations; Myths and Legends of the Night Skies by Kieron Connolly - learn the stories created to help us remember the stars in the sky.

· Weapons of War: From Axes to War Hammers: Weapons from the Age of Hand-to-Hand Fighting by Rupert Matthews – great for the medieval time period

Roberts New Books

· Genetics by Christine Petersen – DNA, mitosis meiosis, genetic engineering; it’s all here in this beginner’s guide to genetics.

· Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses – Brasher and his little cartoon friends strike again explaining Greek, Norse, Egyptian & Roman Deities

· Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinken – the master nonfiction author writes about racial injustice in the military during WW2

· Superstars of History: The Good, The Bad, and The Brainy –another Brasher edition this one explains famous historical figures

· The White House is Burning, August 24, 1814 by Jane Sutcliffe – hear firsthand accounts of living in the nation’s capital when the redcoats burnt down the most famous house in our land

· World War II in 500 Photographs: A Time Life Book – time lines, maps and photos (black & white as well as color) take the reader through the war from beginning to end

First Night Akron 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 31st 2014 at 6pm

Downtown, Akron, OH, United States

Akron, OH

  • Art Museum open 6-10 pm
  • Fireworks at 9 pm
  • Live bands at the Akron Civic Theater every hour
  • Akron Library - main & High Street branches holding events, dancing troupes, choirs and live bands 6-11
  • Greystone Hall - live bands (a big band here!) 6-10
  • John S. Knight Center - live bands from 80's to steel drums and everything in between from 6-midnight!
  • Mainstage - Fireworks, ice sculpture & more 6- midnight
  • Palladian Pallette - three painting classes 6-8
  • Transit Center - kids activities 6-9
  • The Shoppes at Akron Center - kids make & take activities 6-9
  • Summit Art Space - displays, entertainment & more 6-9
  • Zion Lutheran Church - kids activities and live bands including a Johnny Cash Tribute 5:30-9:30
$10 admission, under 10 free
Free Parking!
go to First Night Akron for more info

Karen Gedeon

Middle School Media Specialist

The Media Center - The Heart of Every Successful School

Check out a review of every book I've read at:www.shelfari.com/kgedeon2