The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by fillups

The Goldfinch Check out the 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners at SCCLD Fiction Winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he . . . more »

Spring Break Library Style

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by fillups

Coyote Ridge at Spring In addition to being National Poetry month, April is the month that many high schools have spring break. During spring break a young person's fancy turns to... the library for some relaxing fun. REALLY! Take a break and explore the fun side of the library. For example, have you ever listened to an audiobook?. It's possibly stress reducing and can fit into any schedule because . . . more »

Spring Break Library Style

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by fillups

Coyote Ridge at Spring In addition to being National Poetry month, April is the month that many high schools have spring break. During spring break a young person's fancy turns to... the library for some relaxing fun. REALLY! Take a break and explore the fun side of the library. For example, have you ever listened to an audiobook?. It's possibly stress reducing and can fit into any schedule because . . . more »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

The 2014 Printz Award Winner

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 by fillups

Midwinterblood The Michael L Printz Award is given annually to the best written book for teens. The 2014 winner is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Doomed love circles back through the centuries in a series of seven intricately plotted, interlocking stories set on a mysterious, isolated island. Forgetting and remembering, blessed and cursed, modern and ancient, these dualities brilliantly infuse the novel’s lush landscape. You can also . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . more »

Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by fillups

The Living The Living By Matt de la Peña Grades 9-12 311 Pages Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease. Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited. He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a . . . more »

Explore a 2014 Oscar Nominee @ SCCLD

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by fillups

Oscar Nominations Announcement The Oscar nominations were announced on January 16th by actor, Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. As always, there is some fascinating reading that inspired many of the year's best movies. Here are some of the books that inspired the films nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards. American Hustle Inspired by the events covered in The Sting Man Captain Phillips . . . more »

The Timeless Horror of Carrie

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by fillups

Three Actresses who played Carrie White in the movies What do Sissy Spacek, Angela Bettis and Chloë Grace Moretz all have in common? They have all played a version of Stephen King's Carrie White, the much abused teenager who takes out her misery lethally and psychically on her fellow classmates. If I include the misbegotten sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2 (about Carrie's unknown half sister, on her father's side!!), I can see a total . . . more »

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