7th and 8th Grade School Visits: April 2015

The plan: visit every junior high school in the library district (which covers three cities), giving 45 minute presentations to every English Language Arts classroom in 7th and 8th grades

The presentation: 2-4 minute booktalks on ten Fiction / Nonfiction titles

The goal: remind students that they are welcome at the library and promote new for-fun reading material to them

Total number of students reached this month: approximately 1,100

Me planning for this month:

emma stone screaming hermione potions

Me at the end of this month:

george michael face first emma stone alcohol

The bookshelf at the end of all the booktalks:

Very nearly empty! of about 75 books purchased (6-10 copies of each book plus audio when available), only SEVEN are still on the shelf today, April 27 – and we have one more visit left tomorrow! the books are so picked over that the Monarch award shelf is spilling over onto it.

confetti made of win

The books, about which I have many opinions that range from ‘yeah it’s good’ to ‘GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME’:

  1. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  2. Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson
  3. Skink – No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  4. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt by David A. Adler
  5. Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  6. The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
  7. Audacity by Melanie Crowder
  8. The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
  9. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  10. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Recommend these or give as gifts to the junior high kids in your life. They will eat them up!

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