EMS Fall Book Fair November 1-5!

The Fall Book Fair is almost here! November 1-5 is the Eastwood Fall Book Fair in the library. During the fair, we will be open from 7;30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. every day. Drop in and check out the great selection of books, posters, and school supplies. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on great new books, holiday gifts, and grant the wishes of your teachers with new books for their classrooms! Support your library by coming to the book fair next week!


Teen Read Week: October 17-23, 2010

October 17-23 is Teen Read Week!  This year’s theme is “Books with Beat.”

Teen Read Week Proclamation (from the American Library Association):

  • Whereas, the ability to read and process information is a basic survival skill in our global information society; and
  • Whereas, the reading proficiency of teens has remained stagnant over the last thirty years; and
  • Whereas, the number of students who can read but choose not to do so is increasing; and
  • Whereas, the most effective way to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often; and
  • Whereas, too few teens think reading is a valuable tool for enjoyment and relaxation as well as for schoolwork; and
  • Whereas, regular daily reading for the fun of it creates the reading habit for life; and
  • Whereas, parents, teachers, librarians, and all concerned adults can serve as role models by reading for fun themselves;
  • Therefore, be it resolved that I, Ms. Headrick, Library Media Specialist,  proclaim October 17-23, 2010, Teen Read Week(TM)  in Tuscaloosa, AL and encourage teens to read for the fun of it.

Check Out What’s New @EMS Library!

New Arrivals
FIC BRE Brewer, Heather. Twelfth grade kills. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children’s Books, c2010.
The Council of Elders, having been informed that Tomas still lives, puts off Vlad’s execution, providing Vlad the opportunity to try to set some things right.
FIC BUC Buckley, Michael. The sisters Grimm : the Everafter War. New York : Amulet Books, c2009.
When the sisters’ parents awake from a sleeping spell, the Scarlet hand wars with Prince Charming’s Everafter army.
FIC BUC Buckley, Michael. The sisters Grimm : the inside story. New York : Amulet Books, c2010.
As the sisters go through the Book of Everafter looking for their baby brother, they come across the Editor and his army of Revisers, who vow to stop them from changing more stories.
FIC BYN Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon & the morphing mystery. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2010.
Having acquired the skill of morphing, Molly Moon can inhabit any creature she wants but, unless she can find the ancient book of hypnotism in time, she risks never getting back into her own body.
FIC COL Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl : the Atlantis complex. 1st American ed. New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2010.
Teenaged criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl must save Atlantis from danger, while battling a psychological affliction known as the Atlantis Complex.
FIC ERI Erickson, John R., 1943-. Hank the Cowdog, the case of the coyote invasion. New York : Puffin Books, 2010.
Hank goes face to face with his arch-nemeses the coyote brothers to save his reputation and protect the ranch.
FIC GEP Gephart, Donna. How to survive middle school. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
When David’s best friend makes middle school worse than he feared, he befriends Penny, who shares his love for TV and posts their skit on YouTube, making them popular–online, at least.
FIC HUN Hunter, Erin. Fading echoes. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2010.
As Dovepaw, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze try to understand and fulfill the prophecy promising them great power, Dark Forest cats use dreams to teach battle skills and techniques to different Clan cats.
FIC KLA Klass, David. Stuck on Earth. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c2010.
On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a bullied fourteen-year-old boy.
FIC LAN Landy, Derek. Skulduggery Pleasant : the faceless ones. 1st American ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
Fourteen-year-old Valkyrie and the skeleton mage, Skulduggery Pleasant, try to foil a plot set in motion fifty years before to find and open the gate that will allow the Faceless Ones to return to this reality.
FIC MYE Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-. Lockdown. 1st ed. New York : Amistad, c2010.
Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.
FIC NIM Nimmo, Jenny. Charlie Bone and the Red Knight. 1st Scholastic ed. New York : Orchard Books, 2010.
Charlie and the Red King’s children must use all of their strength to defeat the darkness and learn the fate of Charlie’s family, the evil plans of the Bloors, and the destiny of the Red King’s heirs.
GN FIC SMI Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27-. Tall tales. 1st Scholastic ed. New York : Scholastic, c2010.
Legendary stories of Boneville’s origins. In graphic novel format.
SC DEL Delaney, Joseph, 1945-. A coven of witches. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, 2010.
Separate tales reveal the backgrounds of four terrifying witches, including Alice and the Spook’s love, Meg.

Book Review – Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins

The nightmare just will not end for Katniss Everdeen.  She survived her second Hunger Games, but things in District 13 are not much better.  District 12, her home district, is nothing but dust after the Capitol finished with it.  She has post-traumatic stress from the Hunger Games and now they want her to fight more, to be the “star” of the war to overturn President Snow and the Capitol.  Suspense, action, and heartbreak flow through the entire book.  Suzanne Collins’ tale will keep you on the edge of your seat until the explosive finale of this exciting trilogy.

Book Trailers are Here!

Book trailers, much like movie trailers, are an exciting new way in which to preview a book before reading it.  I’ve added several for some of the more popular and new titles available at Eastwood Middle School.  Keep checking back with the main Book Trailer page to see new additions.  Click here to see the page.  You can also go directly to the page by clicking the “Resources” link, then click the “Book Trailers & Booktalks” link.  You can also hover your mouse over this last link and a new subfolder will pop out with the individual book trailers that you can click on to view.  Confusing?  Have more to add?  Just comment below or come see me in the library.

Have a great afternoon!

Ms. Headrick