Monthly Archives: December 2012

Congrats to Mr. Gurniak’s Div. 6 class

I am so excited to announce that we have a second class that has reached 100% Book Beast participation…Div.6 Mr. Gurniak’s class! As I said at the beginning of the year, my hope is that our whole school can hand in their 50 night sheets, at least. After that, we work on 100% participation for 100 nights. Keep up the great work. Hope to hear that many of you are planning on reading LOTS over the winter vacation!

Congratulations to Ms. Heighton’s class, div. 5

A big congratulations to Ms. Heighton’s div. 5 class…they are the first class to reach 100% participation for the 50 Nights of Book Beast reading. There are a few classes that are so close to reaching the 100% mark… Keep up the great work! I am so pleased by the enthusiasm for reading this year and the improvement in students’ remembering to return their Book Beast forms.

List of New Novels

As promised, here is the list of new books. I’ve only included novels in the list. I did get some new non-fiction as well. Come to the library to check them out!

Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express (latest Thea Stilton book)

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer (Sci-fi, supernatural, dystopia)

Guys Read-Thriller (10 short stories by famous authors…geared towards boys)

Dracula (graphic novel)

Losing Joe’s Place (Gordon Korman, funny)

Dark Deeps, Hunchback Assignments Part 2 (shapeshifting, spy stories)

The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock (boy Sherlock Holmes, detective)

Star Wars-The Clone Wars (Warriors of the Deep) (Star Wars novel format)

Tomorrow Girls series (books 1-4) (teen girls, survival, sci-fi)

Powerless by Matthew Cody (mystery, superpowers)

Adventures of BeanBoy by Lisa Harkrader (some comic book parts, humour)

Green Lantern (graphic novel)

Wolves of the Beyond series (books 2,3)—Book 1 is a YRCA selection (animal fiction)

The Glitch in Sleep (The Seems, book 1) (parallel universe, fantasy)

Bystander by James Preller (bullying, middle school)

Goosebumps Most Wanted-Planet of the Lawn Gnomes (latest in the Goosebumps series)

Abduction by Peg Kehret (kidnapping, realistic fiction)

Revenge of the Loser (Loser List, book 2) (Similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Big Nate Makes the Grade (purple cover)

Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son by Lois Lowry (all part of the Giver series, books 2,3 and prequel)

The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron (boy and a dog living in the wild, inspired by a true story)

About Average by Andrew Clements (latest book by author of Frindle)

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (book 2 in Leviathon trilogy, YA)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (sci-fi, Cinderella story, YA)

Storm runners by Roland Smith (books 2 and 3) (natural disasters, survival)

Wrapped byJennifer Bradbury (Egyptology, spy stories, YA)

My Life as a Stunt Boy (from same author as “My Life as a Book”)

Happy Reading

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Check out Pete the Cat’s newest book: “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas”.

This week some classes have been listening to this story in library. You can find this book and other books by Eric Litwin under ” E LIT” in the picture book section of our library.

Here is a link to the publisher’s website where you can listen to the book trailer, Pete the Cat songs, and check out Pete the Cat activities:


New Books!

I went book shopping at the Scholastic Warehouse last week. Stay tuned for a list of some of the books that I bought. (I’ll post the list later in the week.) I will process the new books and get them on the shelves as quickly as I can!

Happy Reading 🙂

What Should I Read Next?

Recently, I introduced a website called “What Should I Read Next?” to intermediate classes. My intent in introducing this site to you was to give you another tool to use in finding books that interest you. By entering the title of a book you enjoyed reading into the search box on this website, hopefully the resulting list of book suggestions will give you at least one good idea of what you might like to read next!

Check it out:

Ideas for the Library Blog?

Hello Nelson students,

I am looking for suggestions about what to include on this library blog. I will definitely be giving updates about new books. Also, in the future I hope to have some book reviews (maybe with help from students?!) What else would you like to see here? Please add a comment with your suggestion.

Thanks for reading! –Mrs. Roberts 🙂

Book Beast Update

Congratulations to all students who have handed in their 50 Night Book Beast reading sheets. I am amazed by the participation in Book Beasts this year! Keep up the great work. If you haven’t handed in your sheet yet, it is not too late! See Mrs. Roberts if you’ve lost yours and need a new one. Prizes should be coming soon. Stay tuned…