New Poetry Pathfinder available!

Since April is National Poetry Month, I decided to create a pathfinder for all those budding poets out there.  Click the link to find a variety of resources about poetry and poets in our media center and the internet.  Please see me or leave a comment below if you have any questions.

Poetry Pathfinder


New books added in the library!

338.1 POL Chevat, Richie. The omnivore’s dilemma : the secrets behind what you eat. Young readers ed. New York : Dial Books, c2009.
Examines the origins of the different food chains that have sustained humans throughout history, discussing how certain foods and cuisines have become a popular part of people’s daily diets.
792.8 GRA Grau, Andrée. Dance. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf :, 1998.
Surveys all forms of dance throughout the world, discussing its cultural and social significance, its costume, its history, and noted dancers and choreographers.
796.332 STE Stewart, Mark, 1960-. The Alabama Crimson Tide. Chicago : Norwood House Press, c2010.
Chronicles the history of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team, highlighting great moments and players, and including information on coaches, uniforms, the team’s home stadium, rivalries, and other topics. Includes photographs and a time line.
FIC BRI Brian, Kate, 1974-. Megan Meade’s guide to the McGowan boys : a novel. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2006, c2005.
While her military parents are stationed in South Korea, high school junior Megan learns a great deal about boys and herself when moves to Massachusetts to live with family friends who have seven sons.
FIC BRY Bryant, Annie. Freestyle with Avery. 1st ed. Lexington, MA : B*tween Productions, c2007.
Avery attends the Telluride Snurfer Snowboarding Competition with her dog Marty at her side and some help from a special coach as she goes up against Crazie Kazie, an all-star boarder.
FIC BRY Bryant, Annie. Green algae and bubble gum wars. 1st Aladdin Mix ed. New York : Aladdin Mix, 2008.
The girls of Beacon Street persuade their families, school, and community to become more environmentally conscious, and participate in the Sally Ride Science Festival where they must present their own projects that support living Green.
FIC COO Cooney, Doug. The beloved dearly. 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003, c2002.
Although his father has forbidden it, Ernie, a twelve-year-old business tycoon, makes a tidy profit in the pet funeral business, but when he refuses to give his star employee a raise and the business starts to fall apart, it takes the death of his own dog to bring everyone back together.
FIC HAR Harrison, Lisi. Boys r us : a Clique novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Massie Block forms a new clique, but old rivalries, new relationships, and petty jealousies threaten to destroy Massie and her friends.
FIC HAR Harrison, Lisi. Kristen : a Clique novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
While stuck in Westchester over summer vacation, Kristen faces months of boredom with her friends all away, but when she lands a job babysitting Dune Baxter’s younger sister, Ripple, Kristen discovers a chance for a summer romance.
FIC JIN Jinks, Catherine. Genius squad. 1st U.S. ed. Boston : Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
After the Axis Institute is blown up, fifteen-year-old Cadell Piggot is unhappily stuck in foster care with constant police surveillance to protect him from the evil Prosper English until he gets an offer to join a mysterious group called Genius Squad.
FIC JIN Jinks, Catherine. The reformed vampire support group. Boston : Harcourt, 2009.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them–until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.
FIC LUB Lubar, David. My rotten life. 1st ed. New York : Starscape, 2009.
Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, fifth-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula, Hurt-Be-Gone, and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.
FIC MLY Mlynowski, Sarah. Parties & potions. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
High school sophomore Rachel and her younger sister Miri, both witches, are introduced to a wider community of witches while grappling with the problem of whether or not to reveal their powers to their school friends, father, and step-mother.
GN FIC ELD Elder, Joshua. Mail order ninja. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight ;, 2009, c2006.
Timmy McAllister orders his very own Ninja through the mail and the town of Cherry Creek, Indiana, may never be the same.
GN FIC ELD Elder, Joshua. Mail order ninja. Hamburg [Germany] ; : Tokyopop, c2006.
Timmy McAllister’s mail-order ninja has made the world, or at least the town of Cherry Creek, Indiana, a much safer, happier place for nerds, but their newfound freedom is threatened when Jiro falls in battle, leaving Timmy to fight the forces of evil and uncoolness alone.

Hello world!

This is the first official entry of the new Eastwood Middle School Library blog and website!  Please feel free to browse around and see what we have.  Interesting and useful links about school and books abound!  Drop me a comment or suggestion if you want.

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