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libraryopolyDuring the month of April, we are celebrating National School Library Month. Each time students check out a library book they can enter to play Libraryopoly(our version of Monopoly). As students move around the board and land on author spaces, they answer a question about the books the author has written. Correct entries will be placed in a drawing to win an autographed copy of Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.

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wimpy-kid-1Greg Haffley’s diary….oh wait. Boys don’t have diaries. Girls have diaries. This is just a gathering of thoughts. Hilarious thoughts.  Greg is your average middle school kid. His little brother can do no wrong in his parent’s eyes.  His older brother does mean and annoying things to him, like the time he told him it was time to get up to get ready for school and it was actually the middle of the night.  Greg starts off middle school with his best friend Rowley.  Neither of them is as popular as the kids who shave twice a day, and his journal (not a diary, a journal) regales us of their tales to survive.  Rowley starts to become more popular than Greg and Greg and worries about their friendship.  Besides the middle school life, the reader is lucky enough to be told stories from home as well. Greg’s form letter for thank you cards is one of the funniest entries: “Dear AUNT LORETTA, Thank you so much for the awesome PANTS! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the PANTS look on my LEGS! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own PANTS.”
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The media center recently received 200 new Accelerated Reader books for the collection.  Many were student recommendations such as the Warrior series, sports books, the Princess Diaries series, Brisingr by Chris Paolini, Great Illustrated Classics, books by Gary Paulsen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, High School Musical, the Bluford High series, graphic novels, books on the martial arts, Carole Marsh mysteries, David Mortimore Baxter series, dog books, the new Charlie Bone book, and many more.  I have placed the titles in a public resource list in Destiny, our library catalog.  To access this list, go to Destiny and click on Resource Lists on the left-hand side of the page.  Click the Public Lists tab and then click New Books-Spring 2009.  They are on display on the bookcase in the media center so come by and check them out.

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