Check out what's coming up at our BOOK FAIR!
And don't forget to bring an extra $5 to purchase a book for a students at Govalle Elementary School! Give the gift of reading this holiday season!
Fall Middle School Booklist
Tim Green is a New York Times Bestselling author, attorney, and former NFL first-round draft pick. The entire student body is excited to hear him speak about the importance of education, reading books, and good character. In order to guarantee a personalized copy of any of his titles, please return THIS FORM along with cash or check (made out to HCMS Library) to the Library by Wednesday, May 4.
March Book Madness has begun! Vote in the Round 1 Bracket! Everyone should particiate! You don't have to have read any of the books to vote! But hopefully you'll discover some books that you will want to read. I will post the link to the voting rounds each Wednesday. Watch this video to see what it's all about: http://bit.ly/1KvamST * Note, you DO NOT have to have read any of the books to vote. There are links to videos about the books HERE - 6th grade HERE - 7th & 8th grade so that you can get to know the books. This week, YOU should take 2 votes: 1) Pick which one book you think will win it all (you're favorite): http://goo.gl/forms/LsBE0E0jX3 This is for my records. Any students who predict the winner will win a prize. 2) Round 1 Vote: http://marchbookmadness.weebly.com/ya-bracket.html We have plenty copies of these books, so stop by the Library today to check one out! They're great!
The author of the fantastical Thickety series is coming to visit HCMS 6th graders next Monday, February 29! The Thickety is on this year's Lone Star reading list and is the first in the series. The Library is selling all 3 books in the series! So buy your copy today before they run out. And don't forget to get them signed by the author next Monday! Order forms are in the library, or you can download it HERE. Even though this author visit is for 6th graders, any student can purchase the books and get them signed.
In the spirit of March Madness, HCMS Library is hosting MARCH BOOK MADNESS! We'll be participating with other schools in the world to vote for our favorite FANTASY vs REALITY books. Each week in March, Fantasy and Reality books will battle for your votes. You don't have to read them all to participate. But reading as many as you can is always a bonus. Preview all the books below Predict the winners Vote each week 6th grade Bracket will be posted in the 6th grade hall. 7th & 8th grade Bracket will be posted in the hall outside the library. Start previewing below by hovering over the images or scan the QR codes on the hallway brackets.
YAK Fest 2016 is coming on Saturday,
January 30, 2016! Make plans now to attend Keller ISD’s fifth annual young adult book festival at Keller ISD’s
Keller Central High School from
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
from 29 amazing YA authors such as Julie Murphy (keynote speaker),
Michael Buckley, Jessica Brody, Lauren Oliver, Robison Wells, Kimberly
Derting, Lindsay Cummings,
Victoria Scott, Alex London, and many more! There will also be workshop
rooms devoted to writing stories, writing poetry, storytelling, and
anime illustration. Check out the
YAK Fest website to see a list of all the authors and the schedule for the day.
YAK Fest is FREE and open to all middle and high school students
and adults that love to read YA literature. But remember to bring money
to purchase books, food, drinks, & t-shirts. Food trucks will be on
site to sell BBQ, pizza, & sandwiches. More food
and drinks will be available for purchase inside the school so plan to
eat your morning snack, lunch, & dessert at YAK Fest.
YAY! The Texas Teen Book Festival
announced the date for #TTBF 2016 today! TTBF 2016 will be at St.
Edward's University in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 1st!