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Destiny

This year we have a new library circulation system called Follett Destiny. Students use Destiny to search for library books, place holds, and locate ebooks. Students also have the opportunity to recommend books to other students and to write book reviews.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number

 

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Destiny Discover

In conjunction with Follett Destiny is the free tablet app Destiny Discover. This app has been pushed out to all student tablets. When logged in, students may view all of our library books and check out ebooks to read on their tablets. Once an ebook is checked out students have the ability to highlight text, write notes, change text size and background color, and bookmark the text. This is a free app that can also be loaded on android and apple smart phones.

*as with iTunes, once checked out the ebook needs to be downloaded to the individual device. Ebooks CAN be downloaded to more than one device.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


 

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.23.11 AM

 

Audiobooks

(OCD)  This is our third school year with OCD audio. This is a great resource…that even mom and dad might want to use. This resource allows unlimited access to approximately 1,400 audio books for children and young adults. This app has been pushed out to all student tablets.

*as with iTunes, once checked out the audio book needs to be downloaded to the individual device. Audio books CAN be downloaded to more than one device.

Login-Username:  first name_last name

           Password:  ID number


Open eBooks

Open eBooks

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Students and families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often.  Students will receive a username and password from the librarian to use with their tablets.


rq_logo_redonwhite  Read-N-Quiz

This is taking the place of the AR program.  It is similar to AR and easy to use.  If students need to check to see if the book they are reading has a test, this is the place to look.  When finished reading the book, bring the white pass from the Language Arts teacher and take the test like in the past.

This site allows students to search for book titles based on authors, subject, series, or titles of books to see if they have an RQ test.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


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Lexile –

Lexile Framework helps connect students with instructional resources that match their individual reading ability.


DATABASES

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints

This is an online research database for those seeking information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

suic-web

 

Student Resources in Context –

This is an online research database for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. This database has continuously updated content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes


 

To fascinate, collaborate, and educate.

 

That’s the vision of our lrc team!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca Caudill Award Book List

 

The Crossover                                        The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Masterminds                                          The Paper Cowboy

The Night Gardener                             Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965                                                                                              Selma Voting Rights March

The War that Saved My Life                Stella by Starlight

Nightbird                                                 Rain Reign

The Secret of a Daisy                            Echo

The Fourteenth Goldfish                      The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for                                                                                                  Civil Rights

Rhyme Schemer                                    The Screaming Staircase

The Great Trouble                                  How I became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

Fish in a Tree                                          A Time to Dance

imagesClick icon to learn more about these books


      Battle of the Books

snip20150910_3

Click above for more information about the Battle of the Books challenge. Click on the book cover to see the book trailer.                       Sign up immediately.  Click here for permission slip.


  Spine Book Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry month we thought we would we would try something different.  Volunteers from Mrs. Lannert’s class were excited to participate in the activity.  Students chose books based on their titles and that related to their chosen theme, then stacked them to create a short poem.

DSCN0358   DSCN0359   DSCN0362


 Take a look at these book trailers!

 

imgres

Click here

CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS!

lootLoot

F WAT

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”


The Testing

12 the testing

F CHA                          

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left, much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing.


9 the saturday boyThe Saturday Boy

 

F FLE

If I’ve learned anything from comic books, it’s that everybody has one thing that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it’s a silver bullet. For Superman it’s kryptonite. For me it was a letter.
With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact.


Shark Attacks of 1916

                                                     

PBF TAR3 shark attacks of 1916

Based on true events! It’s the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?


2 shark girl

Shark Girl

F BIN

On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, “That’s her — that’s Shark Girl,” as she passes.


18222546THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER

F GOW

Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed his life forever!
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game.  How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?


13511392

PRISONER OF SNOWFLAKE FALLS

F LEK

Fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks.  Uncle Andy and his criminal friends draw him into a plan to rob the citizens of Snowflake Falls. Will Henry be loyal to his uncle or will he break with the past and do the right thing?


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ORIGAMI YODA

F ANG

It tells the story of Dwight, a student at McQuarrie Middle School and a “total loser”, who uses an origami finger puppet to offer quite sage advice. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a future pop quiz, knows who has a crush on whom, and helps some kids from being humiliated. Tommy, a classmate of Dwight’s can’t figure out how Origami Yoda is so wise, and yet Dwight is not. Tommy and the other classmates attempt to solve the mystery behind the supposedly Force-using finger puppet.  There are five more books in this series.  Be sure to “check them out”!


18938070SURROUNDED BY SHARKS

PB F NOR

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can’t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he’s sharing with his family.  As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too.


9464855THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK

F BAR  

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.
When he arrives, three astonishing things happen: First, he makes friends — not imaginary friends but actual friends. Second, he is beaten up by the town bully; the bullies at home always ignored him. Third, the richest man in town begins to plot Jack’s imminent, and hopefully painful, demise.


7939963

DEADLY

F CHI    

The year is 1906. Sixteen-year-old Prudence lives in a New York City tenement with her mother and attends a school where she feels like a misfit. Haunted by memories of her brother’s painful dying and by unanswered questions about her father, who never returned from the Spanish-American War, she longs to fight death itself. Prudence takes a job with the health department, where she helps track down the source of a typhoid outbreak, a healthy carrier now remembered as Typhoid Mary.


9466219

THE SCHOOL FOR THE INSANELY GIFTED

F ELI    

Daphna Whispers is insanely gifted.

At age two and a half, she composed her first sonata.

When a mysterious man breaks into Daphna’s small New York apartment, Daphna discovers that her mother’s disappearance wasn’t a random accident. Her mother knew something—and now somebody is after Daphna. What starts out as a simple fact-finding trip to the basement with her friend’s spirals into an international expedition.


13589178

COLIN FISCHER

F MIL  

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, it’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school.


107414

B HOU

BIOGRAPHY

How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him?

The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .


 HELP OUR SCHOOL EARN FREE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT.

Please bring used printer cartridges and cell phones to the LMC.  The school earns points that can be used toward technology equipment.
To date we have used points to obtain a scanner, printer, and digital camera…all for free.

aclk

Staff Book Chats

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Destiny

This year we have a new library circulation system called Follett Destiny. Students use Destiny to search for library books, place holds, and locate ebooks. Students also have the opportunity to recommend books to other students and to write book reviews.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number

 

destiny-discover-logo

Destiny Discover

In conjunction with Follett Destiny is the free tablet app Destiny Discover. This app has been pushed out to all student tablets. When logged in, students may view all of our library books and check out ebooks to read on their tablets. Once an ebook is checked out students have the ability to highlight text, write notes, change text size and background color, and bookmark the text. This is a free app that can also be loaded on android and apple smart phones.

*as with iTunes, once checked out the ebook needs to be downloaded to the individual device. Ebooks CAN be downloaded to more than one device.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


 

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.23.11 AM

 

Audiobooks

(OCD)  This is our third school year with OCD audio. This is a great resource…that even mom and dad might want to use. This resource allows unlimited access to approximately 1,400 audio books for children and young adults. This app has been pushed out to all student tablets.

*as with iTunes, once checked out the audio book needs to be downloaded to the individual device. Audio books CAN be downloaded to more than one device.

Login-Username:  first name_last name

           Password:  ID number


Open eBooks

Open eBooks

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Students and families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often.  Students will receive a username and password from the librarian to use with their tablets.


rq_logo_redonwhite  Read-N-Quiz

This is taking the place of the AR program.  It is similar to AR and easy to use.  If students need to check to see if the book they are reading has a test, this is the place to look.  When finished reading the book, bring the white pass from the Language Arts teacher and take the test like in the past.

This site allows students to search for book titles based on authors, subject, series, or titles of books to see if they have an RQ test.

Login-Username:  FULL email address

           Password:  ID number


imgres

 

Lexile –

Lexile Framework helps connect students with instructional resources that match their individual reading ability.


DATABASES

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints

This is an online research database for those seeking information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes

 

suic-web

 

Student Resources in Context –

This is an online research database for those seeking information on a wide array of subjects. This database has continuously updated content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Login Password:  holmes


 

To fascinate, collaborate, and educate.

 

That’s the vision of our lrc team!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca Caudill Award Book List

 

The Crossover                                        The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Masterminds                                          The Paper Cowboy

The Night Gardener                             Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965                                                                                              Selma Voting Rights March

The War that Saved My Life                Stella by Starlight

Nightbird                                                 Rain Reign

The Secret of a Daisy                            Echo

The Fourteenth Goldfish                      The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for                                                                                                  Civil Rights

Rhyme Schemer                                    The Screaming Staircase

The Great Trouble                                  How I became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

Fish in a Tree                                          A Time to Dance

imagesClick icon to learn more about these books


      Battle of the Books

snip20150910_3

Click above for more information about the Battle of the Books challenge. Click on the book cover to see the book trailer.                       Sign up immediately.  Click here for permission slip.


  Spine Book Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry month we thought we would we would try something different.  Volunteers from Mrs. Lannert’s class were excited to participate in the activity.  Students chose books based on their titles and that related to their chosen theme, then stacked them to create a short poem.

DSCN0358   DSCN0359   DSCN0362


 Take a look at these book trailers!

 

imgres

Click here

CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS!

lootLoot

F WAT

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”


The Testing

12 the testing

F CHA                          

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left, much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing.


9 the saturday boyThe Saturday Boy

 

F FLE

If I’ve learned anything from comic books, it’s that everybody has one thing that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it’s a silver bullet. For Superman it’s kryptonite. For me it was a letter.
With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact.


Shark Attacks of 1916

                                                     

PBF TAR3 shark attacks of 1916

Based on true events! It’s the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?


2 shark girl

Shark Girl

F BIN

On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, “That’s her — that’s Shark Girl,” as she passes.


18222546THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER

F GOW

Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed his life forever!
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game.  How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?


13511392

PRISONER OF SNOWFLAKE FALLS

F LEK

Fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks.  Uncle Andy and his criminal friends draw him into a plan to rob the citizens of Snowflake Falls. Will Henry be loyal to his uncle or will he break with the past and do the right thing?


7150174 10803806 13591296 17802191 18685287 20701998

ORIGAMI YODA

F ANG

It tells the story of Dwight, a student at McQuarrie Middle School and a “total loser”, who uses an origami finger puppet to offer quite sage advice. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a future pop quiz, knows who has a crush on whom, and helps some kids from being humiliated. Tommy, a classmate of Dwight’s can’t figure out how Origami Yoda is so wise, and yet Dwight is not. Tommy and the other classmates attempt to solve the mystery behind the supposedly Force-using finger puppet.  There are five more books in this series.  Be sure to “check them out”!


18938070SURROUNDED BY SHARKS

PB F NOR

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can’t wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he’s sharing with his family.  As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too.


9464855THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK

F BAR  

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.
When he arrives, three astonishing things happen: First, he makes friends — not imaginary friends but actual friends. Second, he is beaten up by the town bully; the bullies at home always ignored him. Third, the richest man in town begins to plot Jack’s imminent, and hopefully painful, demise.


7939963

DEADLY

F CHI    

The year is 1906. Sixteen-year-old Prudence lives in a New York City tenement with her mother and attends a school where she feels like a misfit. Haunted by memories of her brother’s painful dying and by unanswered questions about her father, who never returned from the Spanish-American War, she longs to fight death itself. Prudence takes a job with the health department, where she helps track down the source of a typhoid outbreak, a healthy carrier now remembered as Typhoid Mary.


9466219

THE SCHOOL FOR THE INSANELY GIFTED

F ELI    

Daphna Whispers is insanely gifted.

At age two and a half, she composed her first sonata.

When a mysterious man breaks into Daphna’s small New York apartment, Daphna discovers that her mother’s disappearance wasn’t a random accident. Her mother knew something—and now somebody is after Daphna. What starts out as a simple fact-finding trip to the basement with her friend’s spirals into an international expedition.


13589178

COLIN FISCHER

F MIL  

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, it’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school.


107414

B HOU

BIOGRAPHY

How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains that were tightly wrapped around him?

The rare photos in this book might help you figure it out. So might the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned. But just remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks. . . .


 HELP OUR SCHOOL EARN FREE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT.

Please bring used printer cartridges and cell phones to the LMC.  The school earns points that can be used toward technology equipment.
To date we have used points to obtain a scanner, printer, and digital camera…all for free.

aclk(need es)

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