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Read something every day. Discipline yourself to a regular schedule of reading. In fifteen minutes a day you can read twenty books a year. - Wilferd Peterson
Life is too short to read a boring book
Look what New Books are in the Library!
City Spies by James Ponti
Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.
Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.
Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain…all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.
No one said saving the world was easy…
Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet.
Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace 23 hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her - even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself.
Ghosts of War
In the basement of his family's junkshop, Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie discover a trunk full of old military stuff. Including a battered navy peacoat from World War II, and when Anderson puts it on he finds a mysterious letter in the pocket. Curious, he takes the coat and letter home. But that's not all he brings home . . .
Later that evening the ghost of a World War II sailor appears in Anderson's room.
Anderson is completely freaked out. Who is the ghost and why hasn't he crossed over? But most importantly, what does he want with Anderson?
Anderson, Greg, and Julie set out to find the truth and are soon wrapped up in a mystery that's over seventy years old. But it quickly becomes a race against the clock as they search to put the clues of sailor's life together before he vanishes for good. After everything he gave for his country, can Anderson, Julie, and Greg solve the mystery of the ghost before he disappears forever?
Battle of the Books
2023 Battle of the Books Competition will take place at Black Canyon on March 13, 2023.
The Books are:
Blackbird Girls by Ann Blankman (HF)
Starfish by Lisa Fipps (RF)
The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice (Fantasy)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (RF)
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson (GN)
Pony by R.J. Palacio (Horror)
Peak by Roland Smith (Adventure)
Loot by Jude Watson (Mystery)
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (SF)
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (Fantasy)
LIBRARY APPRECIATION WEEK!
Library Appreciation Week was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thank you all for the donations! This year was the largest amount donated of any years past!
7th Grade Green - $1376.73
7th Grade Gold - $276.94
8th Grade Green - $244.12
8th Grade Gold - $149.98
TOTAL DONATIONS IN BOOKS AND MONEY = $2047.77!!!!!
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Peak by Roland Smith
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson - Graphic Novels
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson - Historical Romance
Restart by Gordon Korman - Realistic Fiction
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Fantasy
Theodore Boone by John Grisham - Mystery
The Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills - Realistic Fiction
Wonder by RJ Palacio - Realisitc Fiction
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood - Historical Fiction
Refuge by Alan Gratz - Historical Fiction
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Bradley - Historical Fiction
Conceal Don't Feal by Liz Braswell - Fantasy
Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz - Realistic Fiction
Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen - Historical Fiction
Words on Fire by Jennifer Nielsen - Historical Fiction
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen - Historical Fiction