Monday, March 30, 2015

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

Race to read around the library in all 7 genres and win prizes! Read 120 minutes in a genre to get a prize. Keep track of the time you spend reading using The Amazing Race Reading Log. The logs are available on the library webpage or you can find it at

To get credit for a genre you can read a fiction book from that genre or a non-fiction book about that genre (see the headings above for comparable non-fiction). Remember you must read for 120 minutes in a genre to get a prize. If you complete all seven genres you will get another prize! The top three readers in each pod who have read the most minutes (and have read two hours in each of the seven genres) will have an ice cream party in the library!  The team with the most minutes per student will win the coveted Golden Book Award for the next school year.  Let’s be the top readers again in the ASD!

Total minutes for the school will be collected on Friday at 8:00 am and entered on this website on Friday by 3:00 pm:  Awards will be given out when you have reached two hours for each of the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, suspense, realistic, sports and historical. Minutes will be tallied on Fridays, and prizes given out on Mondays.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Next Year's Battle of the Books List*

Next year's Battle of the Books list is out!  The library has one copy of all of these books, and will be ordering many more copies very soon.  Come by the library and start next year's reading now!

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Bristol Bay Summer by Annie Boochever
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
The Outcasts by John Flanagan
Ungifted by Gordon Korman

*Tentative until August