Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Airhead" Series by Meg Cabot

I just finished reading the last two books in the Airhead series by Meg Cabot.  (See my post about the first book, Airhead, here.)


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I loved this series!  I thought is was a perfect mix of sci-fi, mystery and romance.  Being Nikki continues the series about what life is like for Em Watts now that her brain has been transplanted into the body of a supermodel.  The mystery of her operation gets even more mysterious when she finds out Nikki's mother is missing.  Runaway concludes the series....all the mysteries will be solved and you know how I love happily every after endings!

A highly recommended trilogy.  Find the first two books, Airhead and Being Nikki in our library.  Runaway, the third book, will be coming to our library soon. I purchased it for myself in eBook format because I couldn't wait to see how the series ended!

Call number:  ROMANCE F CAB

Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Secrets of My Hollywood Life" by Jen Calonita

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Secrets of My Hollywood Life was my other spring break read about the lives of famous people.  This is a great middle grade read and the author gives away many "secrets" about famous people throughout the book.  Jen Calonita would know as she used to be the editor of Teen People and a journalist for many other entertainment magazines.
Secrets of My Hollywood Life is about the glamorous life of teen star Kaitlin Burke.  However, Kaitlin is exhausted and wants to see what it would be like to be normal.  So she devises a top secret plan to blend in, but will it ruin her career?  Find out in the first of six books in this series!
Find Secrets of My Hollywood Life in our library: 
REALISTIC F CAL 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Poetry Month

 Here is my favorite poem:

I found this funny sign for Poetry Month for our display. We a bit behind this year given it's already April 19!

Thanks to Pinterest for the image, traced to the Literary Hoots Blog and several other libraries around the United States.  Oh, the fun of trying to cite Pinterest!



Ms. Shuborna created our book display with some of our "better-looking" poetry books to try and generate some interest.  Poetry is a hard sell in MS/HS.  I weeded non-fiction this year and would have had to weed 99% of the poetry if I were to go by checkouts alone.

Monday, April 17, 2017

"Airhead" by Meg Cabot

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We just returned from April break and my reading list consisted of books about being famous.  I've had a few students ask for these types of books and I wanted to be able to recommend a few.  Plus, who doesn't like to read about the trials and fun of famous people?!
I picked up Airhead by Meg Cabot based on a Goodreads list for this topic and became hooked enough that I plan to read the next two in the series. Em Watts is your average tomboy.  One day, after a strange accident she ends up in the body of famous supermodel Nikki Howard.  How did this happen and what will Em do?  Can a former tomboy be a supermodel?  Read and find out!

Airhead is a bit sci-fi, a bit mystery and a bit romance.  It is classified under our romance fiction section, but I may move it once  I see how this series turns out because I think it appeals to a broader audience than just romance lovers!
Find Airhead in our library: ROMANCE F CAB

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"Swim the Fly" by Don Calame



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The adventures of Matt, Coop and Sean had me laughing out loud!  Their summer goal?  To see a real live naked girl.  This is a big challenge since none of them have even been on a date before. Matt's other goal?  Swim the 100-yard butterfly to impress a girl on the swim team.  Mr. D read this book in a weekend and thought it was as funny as I did.  A must read if you like hilarious books!

Find Swim the Fly in our library: HUMOR F CAL

Sunday, April 9, 2017

TEDxYouth@AISD

National Honor Society brought an independent TEDx event to our school before the break.  Congratulations and thanks to NHS members for your hard work in organizing this exciting event.  Our theme this year was "Activating the Youth."  I hope a TEDx event becomes a yearly tradition here.


We watched two TEDx videos at our event, had several live speakers and great discussion.  

Check out the videos we showed at our event here:

Poverty, Money- and Love- Jessica Jackley

My Philosophy for a Happy Life- Sam Berns