COOL ONLINE SITES
Storia Scholastic’s E-Book Store. Download your FREE Storia app from iTunes to your Windows, or Android, or IPad tablets and get 5 FREE E-books.
Megan McDonald was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 28, 1959, the youngest of five girls. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Literature from Oberlin College and, with the help of a Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship, a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. McDonald has worked in bookstores, libraries, schools, a children’s theatre company and a children’s museum. She is married to Richard McDonald, a therapist. She enjoys author visits. McDonald is best known for picture books and chapter books, such as the Judy Moody series. “Is This a House for Hermit Crab?” was a Children’s Choice Book
Ms. Laura Brown, Library Media Specialist
LIBRARY READING PROGRAMS
Reading is the ultimate superpower! Meet the Read League and download activity sheets. Don’t forget to check out the Book Nook…fun reads for every age!
Book Club (5th and 6th Grades)
2015-2016 Booklist (*See Ms. Brown for verification dates.)
Capture the Flag, Eye of the Storm, Flora & Ulysses, Girl from Felony Bay, Heartbreak Messenger, The Honest Truth, King of the Mound, Poached, Sasquatch Escape, Sky Jumpers
Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
The AVL provides Alabama residents with FREE online access to library and information resources through a group of databases featuring magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. This is a great place to find primary resources for your research paper! You only need an AVL card if attempting to access the site from computers outside of Alabama. Anyone needing an AVL card can get one in the library.
Use AR Bookfinder to identify a book’s AR reading level and interest level, read a brief book summary, or to locate books on a specific theme. Sign in as a student or teacher, and then create a “Book Bag” of books you are interested in reading. *Books listed on this site may not be in our library.
Britannica School Edition
Access Britannica School Edition FREE by going to Alabama Virtual Library at www.avl.lib.al.us.
Search for books in our library. *Only works from within the school.
Please contact Ms. Brown for user name and password.
Renaissance Home Connect
Allows students and parents to view the AR books a student has read and their accompanying test scores. Parents can also sign up to receive an email each time your child takes a test notifying you of their progress. Contact your child’s teacher for a username and password.
- Treat a book like you treat a friend- you don’t wipe your nose on your friend.
- Remember to check hurt books in the Book Hospital.
- Return books when due, so others can enjoy. (This is a library not a bookstore!)
- If you need help, ask! (That’s why Mrs. Laura gets paid the big bucks:))
- Quiet, please. (Whisper in the library; yell on the playground.)