May 3
Lone Star Books 
(get a head start reading books for next year's list)

April 19
Who's Shelf?

April 12
Book Fair

March 29, 2021
DEI: Windows & Mirrors

March 8, 2021
Women's History Month
Picture Credit:

Feb 22, 2021
Black History Month - Week 4

Feb 15, 2021
Black History Month - Week 3

Feb 8, 2021
Black History Month - Week 2

Jason Reynold's Tweets for Black History Month:

Feb 1, 2021
Black History Month - Week 1

Jan 25, 2021
Favorite Reads and Lone Stars

Jan 11, 2021
Plot Twists!!!  Oh my!

Jan 5, 2021
Our Favorite Reads of 2020 and 2021 Reading Goals


Dec 14, 2020
Short Story Collections

Playlist: Snow in Love, Hungry Hearts, Summer Days and Summer Nights, Every Man for Himself, 13, The Hero Next Door, There is No Long Distance Now, Funny Girl, Flying Lessons & Other Stories, Black Enough, Take the Mic, Fresh Ink, Lay Ups and Long Shots, After


Dec 7, 2020
Your favorite books turned into Graphic Novels!
Playlist: Percy Jackson books, Cirque Du Freak, The Crossover, Twilight Saga, Alex Rider, Wings of Fire, Maximum Ride, Warriors

Nov 30, 2020
New Books!

Playlist: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Spy School Revolution, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, Recommended for You, We Dream of Space, The One and Only Bob, Triple Threat, Act, Stepping Stones, Dear Justyce, Twins, Little Creeping Things, 


November 2, 2020


How many of you read the dedication page?  Let’s take a look at some memorable dedication pages.

6th & 7th grade Book Talk:

8th grade Book Talk:


Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

Trapped by Michael Northrop

A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer

In the After by Demitri Lunetta

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Ms Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

Land of Stories #2 by Chris Colfer

The Selection by Kiera Cass

A Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotic by David Arnold

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand


October 26, 2020



Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan (1st in series)

Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine

Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark series

Scream and Scream Again Presented by R.L. Stine (short stories by multiple authors)

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales Presented by Jon Scieszka (short stories by multiple authors)

Guys Read: Thrillers Presented by Jon Scieska (short stories by multiple authors)

October 19, 2020


Enola Holmes Mystery Series by Nancy Springer
Eye of the Crow (The Boy Sherlock Holmes Series #1) by Shane Peacock
Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes the Legend Begins Series #1) by Andrew Lane
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Mystery Series #1) by Brittany Cavallaro

Notorious RBG by Erin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
Dissenter on the Bench by Victoria Ortiz
Becomming RBG by Debbie Levy & Whitney Gardner
Changing the Equation by Tonya Bolden
The Fierce 44 by Robert Ball
Brave. Black. First by Cheryl Willis Hudson
What Should She Do? by Kay Woodward
Finish the Fight by Veronica Chambers
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson

Roll With It by Jamie Sumner
Turtle Boy by M Evan Wolkenstein
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson


Artemis Fowl and Wildbird

York and Heartless

Frogkisser and Well, That Was Awkward

The Thing With Feathers, Funny Girl, Once And For All

Warcross and The Courage Test

Funny Girl,

The Seance & In the After

When Friendship Followed Me Home, The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

The Seventh Most Important Thing, The Terrible Two, The Way to Bea, & Logging into Library Computers

The Infinity Year of Avalon James, Just My Luck, Texas Teen Book Fest

(Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel, March Trilogy, and Refugee)

Mike Lupica (Lone Stars)

(The Seventh Wish & A Matter of Days)

(The Seventh Wish & April Henry books)

(When Mischief Came to Town, Secret Coders, Walk on Earth A Stranger, Reguee)


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