Violent Ends Review

Violent EndsMass shootings are sadly too frequent. Everyone has an opinion on how to solve this problem but the question on everyone’s mind is the “why?” Why did they do it? What caused them to “snap?” Who can we blame? Violent Ends is a story about a high school where a mass shooting occurred Continue reading “Violent Ends Review”


My Weekend is Booked!

THE SITUATION HAS been very tense in the state of Oklahoma for the potential for a teacher walk on statewide on Monday. While we may not know what the future holds for Oklahoma schools next week, we would like to shed some light on some literature that feature protests. We have notified our students to prepare for the possibility to not have school during this walkout but we would like for them to spend their time reading and some may want to know more about these types of movements in other contexts. Here are a few in our collection.  Continue reading “My Weekend is Booked!”

Lonely Book of the Week

Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful PalacesWHAT IS THE creepiest place you have ever visited? This book explores some of the scariest castles, palaces, and dungeons and the people associate with the place. The book is full of some fun historical facts about each place as well as their skin crawling tale. Perfect for those looking for a short read that may keep them up at night.

Haunted Histories, Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces by J.H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Walters

Discusses facts and events throughout history, exploring castles, palaces and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with each.

Check Out This Author: Dave Pelzer

ONE OF THE most requested books of all time in our library is A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. It is a nonfiction book about a boy’s life growing up in a home where it was abused by his own mother. It is extremely sad but our kids seem to grasp the seriousness of the story. Students continue to check out this book along with the titles that follow the author’s life. It is also gets many circulations at our local public library as well. There is a variety of reasons why our readers request this book year after year but I think the reality and seriousness of the topic hits their hearts. It is often recommended by their peers which is always nice to hear. Child abuse is a very serious topic but the book is how one can overcome this abuse and resources available to help those in similar situations.  Continue reading “Check Out This Author: Dave Pelzer”

Golden Oldie: Catch 22

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)WHAT IS A Catch-22? Most of us have heard this phrase before but did you know it actually came from a book first published in 1961? A Catch-22 is situation where the choices for a solution are equally undesirable or a rule that guarantees the opposite of the intended effect. Are you confused? Maybe it will make more sense if you read the book by Joseph Heller. It is often considered a humorous tale set during World War II that follows the life of Captain John Yossarian. Yossarian and his airmen try to keep their own sanity while fulfilling the orders of their commanders.


Library News: Conclusion of Book Club

War Horse (War Horse, #1)BOTH 7TH AND 8TH grade book clubs concluded before spring break with students eager for the next read. Our 7th grade students read War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and fell in love with Joey. These kids were a delight to read and discuss the story with and we had some great conversations about the story. Our 8th grade group read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and now there is a long waiting list for the next book, Continue reading “Library News: Conclusion of Book Club”

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