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mystery board2This year in addition to our Halloween decorations, I decided to create a mystery display to go along with them. I showcased some of our favorite mysteries in the library with footprints to lead students to the media center where they can check them out.

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genresWith over 10,000 fiction books to choose from, it’s sometimes overwhelming for students to find just the right book. To make this process easier, I’ve divided the fiction section by genre. Our books are divided into Sports Fiction, Graphic Novels, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, and Fantasy genres. To figure out which genre best matches a student, I developed a short quiz to help narrow down areas of interest. The Fiction Genre Quiz has no scientific basis; it’s just for fun. Hopefully it will give students a starting place when searching for a good book. Huge thanks to http://www.readerpants.net for sharing her quiz so I could edit with our genres.

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Murder in the library? No, not really….though my new mystery display sure has brought some traffic to the library. Several kids have actually whispered to me, “Who died?” 🙂 We have really enjoyed creating this display of “Who done it?” books. Mysteries by Caroline Cooney, Avi,  Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys have been popular titles. The kids are also enjoying the CSI Forensic Science non-fiction books with titles such as “Gut Eating Bugs: Maggots Reveal the Time of Death!” too. Another favorite has been the Twilight Zone non-fiction series. Stop by the media center and took a look!

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