Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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This is my new favorite series!

Think a YA version of the Da Vinci Code...

I read all three books in the series this summer.  The third and final book was released in July and I went to Barnes and Nobel on release day and made them go find it in the back; it hadn't even been unpacked yet.  I have never done that before!

After years of moving from place to place with her mother Avery's remaining family has found her.  "It turns out her newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war." ( They are part of a worldwide secret society called the Circle, and believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy.

To unravel the mystery , Avery must follow a trail of clues around the world with two "keepers" who work for the Circle, Stellan and Jack. Can they keep the most powerful families in the world from starting World War 3?

Find all three books in the The Conspiracy of Us series in our library at: MYSTERY F HAL

Thursday, September 14, 2017

International Dot Day

International Dot Day is celebrated on September 15th.  This day honors the picture book The Dot written by Peter H. Reynolds.  Dot Day encourages people of all ages to celebrate creativity, collaboration and courage.  In the MS/HS library, we observed International Dot Day by exploring the Quiver App, an augmented-reality coloring app, to make dot pictures come to life.  Here are some photos of Grade 6 students making their drawings appear to jump from the page.  

Download the app or stop by the library to try out the Quiver App on our iPads.

Print more Quiver coloring pages here:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Over the summer, I read the first three books in The Selection series by Kiera Cass.

In this dystopian romance, thirty-five girls are chosen to enter The Selection for the opportunity to escape the caste system in what was formerly the United States. The girls live in a palace and compete in a reality show for the heart of Prince Maxon. 
America Singer did not want to be Selected because she's not interested in being a queen and it means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her.
And as the Amazon summary says so elequently
"Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined."
If you liked The Hunger Games series, I think you'll like The Selection series.   Find the whole series in our library at: ROMANCE F CAS

There are five books in The Selection series.  I have only read the first three so far.  The last two in the series take place 20 years later.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Patio is Open!

Come enjoy our new library patio!  I know it's a bit hot and humid now, but the weather will be perfect in a few weeks.  Eat your snacks and lunches out here or just hang out with friends.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new school year! 

What did you read this summer?  I read all three books in the The Conspiracy of Us trilogy by Maggie Hall and it is my new favorite!  More on this exciting trilogy soon... 

All three books are available in the library.  
Call Number: MYSTERY F HAL

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Where is Ms. Shuborna?

You know it's almost summer holiday when you issue bills for lost textbooks and they magically start reappearing!!

Have a great summer break!

Sunday, June 4, 2017


I recently discovered Symbaloo and have updated our library homepage in Destiny so students have easier access to our library resources.  Students like having all our frequently used links in one place as well as the icons.

I've included sections for:
  • Databases
  • Image searches
  • Reading/Books
  • Social Media
  • Citing Sources
Do you have good resources you think I should add to our library Symbaloo?  If so, let me know!  Create your own Symbaloo here.