Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020

Tomorrow we honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is a beautiful picture book to launch discussion.

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation, (2019)
written by Barry Wittenstein and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

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TBH, This is So Awkward, (2018)
by Lisa Greenwald

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A World Below, (2018)
by Wesley King

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Clean Getaway, (2020)
by Nic Stone

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The Storm Keeper's Island (Storm Keeper #1), (2018)
by Catherine Doyle

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Grand Theft Horse, (2018)
by G. Neri

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

January 12, 2019

This is the week of the Scholastic Book Fair!  Here is a link to the Scholastic Book Fair online flyer.



This graphic novel series is not new but it is new to our library. At the beginning of the school year many students were requesting it from other libraries so I thought we should have copies in our library.

Steven Universe Volume 1, (2014)
by Rebecca Sugar and Jeremy Sorese

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Remember last year I told you there were two books on this list that have my heart? Well, those of you who knew me from Hampden Meadows know this book was my obsession.  I was hoping it would get a Newbery sticker. However, it won a Schneider Family Book Award (the second one for talented author Leslie Connor). 

The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, (2018)
by Leslie Connor

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I just finished this one and it is so, so good! 

The Best At It, (2019)
by Maulik Pancholy

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Rick Riordan Presents is a division of the Disney-Hyperion Publishing family with a goal "to publish great middle grade authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds, to let them tell their own stories inspired by the mythology and folklore of their heritage." Yes please and thank you!

Race to the Sun, (2020)
by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed and Murdered Through History, (2019)
by Alison Mathews David and Serah-Marie McMahon

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 5, 2019

Next week is the BMS Scholastic Book Fair! It will take place from January 13 - January 17th. Here is a link to the Scholastic Book Fair online flyer. 


Parents, please read this message from the BMS Book Fair Team who need help making this a success.


We now have the entire Moon Base Alpha series in the BMS Library. For those students who love the Spy School series, this is another series by Stuart Gibbs you may enjoy.

Space Case (Moon Base Alpha #1), (2014)
by Stuart Gibbs

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Psst...I am going to let you in on a secret. If I was a middle school student, I would have a difficult time voting this year because this week's title and next week's title both have my heart. A novel in verse based on true historical events with a genius researcher and author in Susan Hood. EVERY person I have handed this book to has come back to say they loved it. 

Lifeboat 12, (2018)
by Susan Hood

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Pet, (2019)
by Akwaeke Emezi

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Sunny Rolls the Dice, (2019)
by Jennifer L. Holm

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The Poison Eaters, (2019)
by Gail Jarrow

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December 22, 2019

As you begin your holiday break, I want to give you a heads-up that the Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to our school from January 13-17th. Here is a link to the Scholastic Book Fair online flyer.

Parents, please read this message from the BMS Book Fair Team who need help making this a success.


Malamander (Malamander #1), (2019)
by Thomas Taylor

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How We Roll, (2018)
by Natasha Friend

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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum (2019)
by Michael McCreary

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The Long Ride, (2019)
by Marina Budhos

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7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga, (2012)
by David Alexander Robertson

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

December 15, 2019


Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1), (2012)
by Leigh Bardugo

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This week's featured title is our Family Book Club pick for this Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30pm. Dr. Fernandes and I hope you can join us for some great conversation around this amazing book!

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, (2017)
by Dusti Bowling

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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, (2019)
by Ibi Zoboi

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The Whispers, (2019)
by Greg Howard

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They Called Us Enemy, (2019)
words by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and pictures by Harmony Becker

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