Insta Review: Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The setting: A juvenile detention center (housed in an old insane asylum) on a spooky island in the middle of a dark, stormy ocean. The cast: A dozen or so troubled teens, forced to slave […]

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Ms. Fitz has read… December 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from December 4th! Favorites this month included Dumplin, My Lady Jane, Check Please, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Loving vs Virginia, What if It’s Us, Phoebe and her Unicorn, and Hey, Kiddo. I didn’t care […]

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Insta Review: Restart, by Gordon Korman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Restart has a very cool premise – Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital with no idea who he is or what his life has been like up to this point. He’s physically healthy after […]

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Insta Review: Posted, by John David Anderson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram In another book full of bumbling, clueless adults, the staff at Branton Middle School takes two fateful steps: Step 1. Ban cell phones because of bullying. Step 2. Sit and hope that cell phones were […]

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Insta Review: Noggin, by John Corey Whaley

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram All of the things I love about YA fiction in one intriguing story. How do I explain this? Well, Travis Coates died. And then, he came back. To give you some minor details: his head […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…November 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from November 4th! My favorites this month included Sunny, Harbor Me, Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, Akata Witch, You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P., and The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle. There were some shining stars but, to be honest, I struggled through a lot […]

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Insta Review: Orphan Island, by Laurel Snyder

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram If you loved the broken utopia of The Giver and the mysterious setting of The Maze Runner, then add Orphan Island to your reading list. Each year, a little green boat floats to Orphan Island […]

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Insta Review: Ugly, by Robert Hoge

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!   View this post on Instagram This book was recommended to me by another librarian as a chapter book to increase empathy and kindness in students. Praised as a “non-fiction Wonder” (referring to RJ Palaccio’s life-altering novel, Wonder), Ugly is […]

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Your Library Rights

What makes reading great, and what makes it hard? What do we need to create a safe, comfortable, productive space to become stronger readers? We’ve shared, we’ve declared, we’ve tweaked, and this Library Rights draft feels just right… for now. In our library, you have the right to: Choose the books you want to read […]

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Insta Review: The Selection, by Keira Cass

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I promised to read this one after being prompted approximately 46 million times by my favorite middle schoolers. They pitched it as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor – AND THEY WERE SO RIGHT. The […]

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