Monday, January 29, 2018

February is African Heritage Month


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Who was Portia White?

Click here to find out...https://ansa.novascotia.ca/content/african-heritage-month-narratives-week-3

We have lots of great resources in the library waiting for you. Please come in and check them out!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Check Me Out!

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & CommunityMonster Science: Could Monsters Survive (and Thrive!) in the Real World?Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Aurora: The Myths and Facts of the Northern Lights

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community:
For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it? - Amazon

Monster Science: Could Monstres Survive (and Thrive) in the Real World?:
What if the terrifying creatures of your nightmares were indeed prowling the big, wide world...?Could they really exist? And if so, how?? In a completely original approach to exploring science, award-winning author Helaine Becker places six different kinds of monsters --- Frankenstein, vampires, bigfoot, zombies, werewolves and sea monsters --- under her microscope to expose the proven scientific principles behind the legends. For example, the chapter on Frankenstein delves into how electricity and organ transplants work in the human body, and whether they could really bring someone back to life --- all presented in short, readable sections. There's also historical background on each monster, as well as trivia and jokes in sidebars, and fun quizzes at the end of every chapter for readers to test their knowledge.-Amazon

Stories of the Aurora:
The night sky is a treasure trove of stories filled with heroes, wild animals, and adventure. It's just a matter of knowing where to look. In this new edition of the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, Joan Marie Galat explores the legends and facts of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Like the rest of the books in this series, Stories of the Aurora contains all the scientific facts a child should know about this beautiful phenomenon in the night sky. Beautifully illustrated by Lorna Bennet, it also chronicles the many legends surrounding the event including tales of the afterlife from the Inuit, a European & Mi'kmaq fairy tale and even a story from the ancient Romans on what an Aurora could possibly mean. These tales and more make this a one—of—a—kind book on this incredible phenomenon in the Canadian sky.-Amazon

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hackmatack Books Available.



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Our library has been given a set of the shortlisted Canadian books for the 2018 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards for English and French fiction and non-fiction. These titles are geared for students in grades 4 to 6. If you are interested please let me know.

To view the English list click here

Chromebooks Are Here!

Our library has received 10 Chromebooks.
 Come on in and use them!!
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Great Reads

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The Sun is also a Star
Nicola Yoon's second book is bound to please.
In The Sun is Also a Star, to understand the characters and their love story, we must know everything around them and everything that came before them that has affected who they are and what they experience.

Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love. -Amazon

A List of Cages
Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain... Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years.
Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He's still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives. -Amazon

The Hate U Give
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when there is a fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer...
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. -Amazon