Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

New Books for Vacation Reading

The end of the book fair brings a slew of new titles to the Learning Center for your holiday reading. Here are just a few of them:


Tradition meets contemporary when Feather Anderson's beloved grandfather, a traditional Lakota healer, pulls her out of class one snowy morning and takes her on an old-fashioned vision quest in the heart of New York City in hopes of finding the perfect Lakota medicine. It becomes the most magical day ever, the day she saves her little brother’s life.
Ry, a 16-year-old Wisconsin resident en route to camp, is left behind in Middle-of-Nowhere, MT. Bad goes to worse: he loses a shoe and his phone charger, his grandfather back home is injured, and his parents are having their own misadventures in the Caribbean. A superhero of a fix-it guy named Del helps Ry to put his life back together. Along the way, readers learn that there is more to Del than initially meets the eye. Full of quirky humor, crazy happenings, and subtle life lessons.

Yeva grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, but she knows that the forest holds secrets and her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. When he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. She  hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty or the Beast?


Outcasts United is a moving account of refugees finding a new life in the U.S. It’s the true story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of many different refugees from around the world, and their amazing coach, Luma Mufleh. Clarkston, Georgia was a typical southern town until it became a refugee resettlement center. The author explores how the community changed with the influx of refugees and how the dedication of Lumah Mufleh and the entire Fugees soccer team inspired an entire community.

Meet Molly―a very special dog. Molly knows that her purpose is to take care of her girl, C.J., but it won’t be easy. Neglected by her mother, who won’t allow her to have a dog, C.J. is going through some tough times. Molly’s job is to stay hidden in C.J.’s room, cuddle up to her at night, and protect her from bad people. Nothing will keep Molly away from the girl that she loves. This is an adorable book for dog-lovers!




In an alternate 19th-century Russia, the tsar can call upon the abilities of an enchanter. Normally, there is only one a time, but if two are born they must compete to remain alive. Vika can control the elements and has been training her whole life to serve her country. Nikolai has been training with his mentor. Neither knows the other exists. Friendships, romances, and betrayal make the stakes even higher in a Crown’s Game that will cost Nikolai or Vika their life. The book ends with one winner remaining, but the final sentence hints that the loser has not disappeared forever, so a sequel is sure to come.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Book Fair

It's Time for the Book Fair!


The 2017 Book Fair will take place in the Learning Center NEXT WEEK, from December 4th-8th. The fair will be open after before and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and before school on Friday. Students will be visiting the fair with their English classes during the week. Come prepared to purchase your holiday gifts!

Remember, that you (or your parents!) can also order books ONLINE! Just go to our online fair site:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lakeshoremiddleschool

THANK YOU for your support!