We are so excited to have Kathryn Williams here with us today. Upper schoolers, come by after chapel and get a book signed. Middle schoolers, come by after school to meet Ms. Williams.
Calling all fans of Neal Shusterman's Unwind! MTV has the exclusive trailer for the sequel UnWholly at http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/08/27/unwholly-book-trailer/. Find out more about the book, Unwind the movie, and UnStrung, the story that bridges the two books on Shusterman's website.
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey is available for free until August 27.
Have you ever been to camp, experienced friendship issues,
boyfriend dilemmas, being a new person in a totally unfamiliar environment, or living with a bad roommate? Not only has author Kathryn Williams experienced these situations, but has also sensitively and humorously written about them in several books.
Enjoy her Chapel Talk, presented by the Library, Thursday,
August 30th, then look forward to meeting her at her book signing and selling after Chapel in the Weir Study and after school in the Library Lobby.
In chapel today Reverend Bush talked about invitations and we have many things in the library that we'd like to invite you to enjoy. We hope that you'll take us up on some these!
Ebooks from Overdrive -- Last year we learned that many of you have e-readers and iPads. We've now got a collection of ebooks that you can check out right to your device. There are also some audiobooks that you can listen to on your iPod or other player.
Book Clubs -- want to join in on conversations about books? We will be hosting lunch time and online book clubs for Upper School this year. Of course, Mrs. Bower and Mrs. Murray will continue to host their lunch time book clubs for middle school too. Stay tuned for more information about the lunch time clubs, but in the meantime, you can sign up for the online book clubs and have the first pages of some great books delivered to your email! You can also discuss books in a forum and connect with the authors.
Apps -- If you like to be able to get things done on the go, you may want to download some of the library apps. From research, to keeping up with what you have checked out, to finding the next great read, we have several useful apps.
Teens' Top Ten -- Teen book clubs in high school all over the country have selected 24 great books and now you can vote for your favorites. Take a look to find a great read and vote later this month.
There's more to tell you about, but we'll get to that later. We hope you'll check back with us, maybe
The Atlantic magazine has a great blog about young adult books. This recent post called "The Best of the Young Adult 'B-Sides': Suzanne Collins, Markus Zusak, and More" has some great suggestions for other great books by some very popular authors.
These 100 books were voted as the top young adult books of all time by more than 75,000 voters in an NPR Summer Reading Survey. What do you think of these choices?
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