Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 26, 2020

BMS Virtual Family Book Club Title
Hosted By: Dr. Fernandes and Mrs. Roy
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
How to Sign Up: Use this Link and we will send you the Zoom code

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, (1997)
by J.K. Rowling

Goodreads summary

J.K. Rowling has made the ebook and audiobook version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone free for the month of April with no wait through eZone. The audiobook is available for free through Audible. Hurry to scoop up your copy today and join us for a lively discussion! Also, go to Hoopla and search "Harry Potter" for 124 amazing results!

Three More AMAZING Resources:

J.K. Rowling puts the "Banishing Charm on Boredom" with Harry Potter at Home
Check out the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast
Check out fan-run Hogwarts is Here website with online courses

Ask someone from Blue cluster about this next title and they will highly recommend it. 

All American Boys,  (2015)
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Goodreads summary

All American Boys is available in ebook and audiobook form through eZone.

Ramadan began on April 23 and continues through May 23 so I would like to bring attention to a picture book celebrating this Muslim month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. 

Under the Ramadan Moon, (2008)
words by Sylvia Whitman and pictures by Sue Williams
Goodreads summary

Under the Ramadan Moon is available in ebook form through eZone and Hoopla.

This is a very popular title with our students and it happens to portray Muslim characters.

Love from A to Z, (2019)
by S.K. Ali
Goodreads summary

Love from A to Z can be found in ebook and audiobook form through eZone

The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition, (2005)
by Michael Pollan
Goodreads summary

The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition is available in audiobook form through eZone.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 19, 2020

Book Recommendations are Back and Better Than Ever!

We have been learning from home for over a month now and new resources become available every day. I want to point out three places Barrington Middle School students can go to access FREE digital offerings. When recommending titles I will let you know where you can find titles within these three platforms.

This is our school library catalog with eBooks and digital audiobooks. A TON of new titles were just added to our catalog courtesy of RILINK. Email Mrs. Roy for your login info if you cannot remember.

You can access, borrow, and place holds in this public library catalog. If you do not have a public library card you can apply for one online here

This brand new AMAZING offering through the Barrington Public Library provides online and mobile access to ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV series with your public library card. If you do not have a public library card you can apply for one online here

From the Barrington Public Library site:
Here's how it works: visit Select "Get started today" to create a new account with your email address. Search for Barrington Public Library. Select "Barrington Public Library (RI)" and then next. Type in your Ocean State Libraries card number. Then, select "sign me up." You now have access to hoopla! If you don't have a library card, there will be a link displayed to "obtain a library card online." hoopla is a digital platform offered to Barrington Public Library card holders only.

You can borrow up to 4 titles per month. Borrows reset on the first of the month. Each title has a different lending period, which will be displayed upon borrowing and in your "Currently Borrowed" page. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow.


Big Nate Makes a Splash, (2013)
by Lincoln Peirce

The Big Nate graphic novels are all available in ebook form through Hoopla Digital along with so many other beloved graphic novels and comics. It is also available as an ebook through eZone.

The List of Things That Will Not Change, (2020)
by Rebecca Stead
Goodreads summary

This title is available through eZone in ebook and audiobook form.

Click here for an opportunity to be a part of this special virtual event on April 23 at 7pm 
when Jeff Kinney will interview Rebecca Stead about her new book.

Efren Divided, (2020)
by Ernesto Cisneros

Goodreads summary

This title is available as an eBook through eZone and Hoopla.

Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles #1), (2003)
by Suzanne Collins (yes, THAT Suzanne Collins of Hunger Games fame...stay tuned for the Hunger Games prequel to be released on May 19, 2020)
Goodreads summary

This title can be found in audiobook form through Destiny Discover and in ebook and audiobook form through eZone.

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis, (2002)
by Pete Nelson

Goodreads summary

This ebook title can be found in eZone and the Destiny Discover school catalog and in audiobook form in Hoopla.