Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
2009 Teens' Top Ten
More than 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten! The online poll took place from Aug. 24 through Sept. 18, with the winners announced during Teen Read Week by WWE Divas Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, with a special appearance by John Green. See the video.
- Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
- Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
- Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin)
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Have you had fun this week with Teen Read Week? Did you know this is a NATIONAL event? Every year YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) sponsors this week and Mrs. Dillon LOVES TO PLAY!
Want to help choose the theme for next year? YOU GET TO VOTE!!!!! Click the direct link to the YALSA voting web site on the side bar to your left.....and VOTE!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here's a game we LOVE to play! Tell Mrs. Dillon or Mrs. Stanton the secret word(s) starting Monday....yup...it's the same day that Teen Read Week starts. And you will win a treat! There are LOTS of great treats out in the stores right now so you will like what you get. In fact say the secret word(s)--little green men--and you may discover that you both like the same kind of candy? Do you think so?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
All next week, October 19-23rd is TEEN READ WEEK! You may have already received information at school, or seen the fliers up around school, or had a classroom visit from Mrs. Dillon, but NOW (on your very own Readers' Club blog) you will get the "inside scoop" on next weeks fun!
1st--MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO DO! All sign up sheets are in the library.
Monday--Oct.19--"Get Real Get Reading" starts and goes all week.
This is a game invented by Mrs. Dillon and is great because all you have to do is "get caught reading" by anyone who has the drawing tickets. They give you a ticket and you bring it to the library and drop in in the drawing box.....Readers'....Mrs. Dillon has been going out into the community to get prizes.....OMG....SHE HAS GOT THE BEST STUFF EVER!!!!!!!!
Monday--Oct. 19--"Twist your Reality Writing Workshop"
I know a LOT of you love to write as well as read...this workshop is being conducted by Ms. Jacqueline Stanton (yes....Mr. & Mrs. Stanton's daughter). She is a writer herself and is currently working on her first novel. If you want to hang out with other writers and play with changing reality with your words....sign up in the library!
Tuesday--Oct.20--"Experience Alternate Realities"
Yes....this is all about GHOSTS! Mr. Taylor (our very own WHS security guard) is a ghost hunter. He's got PICTURES! No Kidding!!!! Mrs. Stanton has even been on a couple of "hunts" with him and will be happy to tell you about what they found! If you have ever been curious...or seen a ghost yourself....sign up! Event takes place during Panther Time.
Wednesday--Oct.21--"Beyond the Human Experience"
ROBOTS.....who can argue with the fascination of making something that moves the way you have designed it. Check out the Robotics Team during lunch in the library!
Thursday--Oct.22--"Ellen Hopkins Author Visit"
THIS IS SO HUGE I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU!!!! If you haven't already checked out some of her books, you can see pictures of the covers on your very own blog! Ms. Hopkins will speak in the Auditorium starting at aprox. 1:00 p.m.
Thursday--Oct.22--"WHS Readers Club"
YES THAT'S US! This is our regular meeting for the month of October. Right after school in the library we will be making Duct Tape Wallets and having treats and talking about other upcoming events...yes...there will be hot chocolate....YUMMY!
Friday--Oct.23--"R2D2 Demo & Photo-Op"
If you have never seen Mr. Boothby's R2D2 robot...you have missed something GREAT. I mean this is movie worthy....the real deal....cooler than cool....AND you can get your PICTURE taken with this amazing FAMOUS robot! Don't miss this! Come to the library during your choice time or lunch time!
Saturday, October 3, 2009