New books! Mrs. O’C has received tons of new books. Here is the unboxing of many of the books from the Maine Student Book Award list:
Hi, everyone! We are now open for Curbside service, which is exciting. It’s been great seeing people again.
It is summer time, so we’re updating this page with some fun and interesting things to do while home with time on your hands.
On Monday, June 29, Miss Jill started a read-aloud on FB Live, and will continue to read the book every day at 2:00PM. The book is Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs. This title is on the Maine State Book Award list for 2020-21 and is an action-packed adventure story about a 12-year-old genius who is being used by the CIA to try to solve a decades-old equation left by Albert Einstein. It’s an exciting read!
Here is a link to the FB Live read alouds and storytimes: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillMemorialLibrary/live/
Here are some other great resources for summer fun:
A YouTube channel of authors giving short book talks of their latest work.
PLIX Urban Ecology Online, a set of videos on YouTube of ecologists providing activities for getting out and exploring the natural world.
Critical Role, an online show featuring seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.
Audiosync from AudioFile: A free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ using Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, AudioFile releases two new young adult audiobooks to listen to for free. Register on their site with an email address.
Books to read: The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List from Brightly
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Youth & Young Adult Events
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Check out these links if you’re stumped by what to read next
- Good Reads, a great site for tracking what you are reading and for finding new books to read based on what you have read and liked.
- Cloud Library, find downloadable audio and e-books for almost every device.
- Young Adult Library Association, extensive lists of award winners in all Young Adult categories, past and present.
- No Flying No Tights, reviews of graphic novels and comics.
- mr.schureads.blogspot.com, book reviews, videos about books, and interviews with authors. Great for all ages and reading levels.