Friday, August 31, 2012

Region 10 Library Cooperative Fall 2012


from Terry Roper, Library Consultant, Region 10


Greetings,  Welcome to the Region 10 Library Services Cooperative.  Attached, please find the library services fall flyer.  

As members of the library cooperative, any educator on your campus can attend these sessions as many of the literacy and technology related sessions will be relevant.  Naturally, we reserve room for librarians first, but are happy to welcome any colleagues on the campus that are interested in our sessions.

I hope that you will take advantage of our membership in this cooperative and attend sessions of interest to you. Please take note of the session offered on November 16. The presenter is Jamie McKenzie, author of The Research Cycle. If you can only attend one, this would be a good one to choose.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Great article to share

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757441

I'm sending this link to my administrator/supervisor. How about you?

September 2012 Calendar


Here is a list of special days for the month of September that you might want to highlight or develop a program for in your library:

September 1-30 Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 9 Grandparents' Day

September 17 Citizenship Day/Constitution Day

September 17 College Night at Eastfield 6-9pm

September 17-21 Celebrate Freedom Week

September 22 First day of fall

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book trailers from PermaBound

Video introductions to the books on this year's Bluebonnet and Lone Star lists, courtesy of PermaBound books.



 Bluebonnet Nominees Intro 



Texas Lone Star Reading List Intro

Texas SUCCESS


In case you don't subscribe to TLC, I'm posting this message below. This is a great resource to promote with your parents!

 
To all Texas School Library Specialists and School Library Administrators:

            As a valued education stakeholder, TEA wanted you and your organization to be one of the first to know about a new TEA program that will be launched later today. The new TEA program called Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success (Texas SUCCESS), which will be available at least through Aug. 31, 2013, provides online interactive mathematics and reading material 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to students in grades 3-8.

These programs, which will be accessible from school or home, support students at all skill levels and encourage progress and achievement as students move through the activities. Each program will assess the skill level of each student and then automatically assign and deliver appropriate curriculum tailored to that student’s abilities.

Teachers and parents will receive reports that show when intervention is needed and when the student is on track.

The new program is part of the state’s Student Success Initiative (SSI).
TEA has created an SSI Support Center at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio. The center has developed a single web portal, www.texassuccess.org, from which students, parents and school officials may access resources from both the mathematics and reading providers.

Webinars, presentations, and training opportunities for this project will be provided. Visit www.texassuccess.org or call (877) 315-4918 toll free to sign up.

Back-To-School Social

If you can't see the form click here: Back-to-School Social

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Netgalley

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NetGalley's most recent e-newsletter featured some new books for young adults that are now available. Take a look:




 





 


Girl Unmoored  
    
By Jennifer Gooch Hummer 
    
Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. 
It's 1985 and her mom has passed away, 
her evil stepmother is pregnant, and her 
best friend has traded her in for a newer 
model. Fortunately, she's about to be saved
by Jesus. Not that Jesus  - the actor
who plays him in Jesus Christ, Superstar.
Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike
(no one should look that much like Jesus unless 
they can perform a miracle or two), but
suddenly he's everywhere. Until one day, 
she's stuck in church with him - of all places. 
And then something happens; Apron's broken 
teenage heart blinks on for the first time since
 she's been adrift.  

Mike and his grumpy boyfriend, Chad, offer her
a summer job in their flower store. With the sweet 
smells and creative arranging of bouquets, Apron's 
world seems to calm. But when she uncovers 
Chad's secret, coming of age becomes almost 
too much to bear. She's forced to see things 
the adults around her fail to - like what love 
really means and who is paying too much for it.   

Fiction Studio Books ~ BookSparks PR
Pub Date: March 6, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9781936558308 
Genre:
Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Families, Teens & YA     
  
  
   




 

Andy Squared
By Jennifer Lavoie

Seventeen-year-old twins, Andrew and Andrea Morris, 
have always been close. They share everything - from 
their friends to a room - and they both enjoy star 
positions on their high school's soccer teams. All's 
right with the twins...or is it?

When new student Ryder Coltrane moves from Texas
to their small New York town, he spins Andrew's world
upside down. All of Andrew's past relationship troubles 
begin to make sense and his true feelings start to click
into place after Ryder comes out to him. His friendship 
with Ryder turns secretively romantic, but secrets, they 
soon find out, are hard to keep. Once rumors start to fly, 
so-called friends turn on them, and the boys' relationship 
turns into a bomb about to explode. But Andrew never
expected it would be his own twin, Andrea, holding a 
lighter to ignite it.
 
Bold Strokes Books ~ Pub Date: September 18, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9781602827431
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Teens & YA   
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Fog  
Fog, Snow, and Fire (Book One) 
By Caroline B. Cooney

Christina Romney is about to start seventh grade, and for
kids from Maine's Burning Fog Island, that means leaving
their little white schoolhouse for regular classrooms and 
life on the mainland. Everyone assures Christina it will be
a fantastic year. Best of all, this year the boarding students 
will live at the historic Schooner Inne, a former sea captain's
house recently bought by the school's charismatic new 
principal and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington.

But Christina is apprehensive. She adores the wildness and
excitement of her island life. Boarding with her island friends
will surely help: Anya, a beautiful senior, fifteen-year-old
Benji, the aspiring lobsterman, and his crush-worthy younger
brother Michael. But Christina's apprehension sharpens when
Benji and Michael aren't as friendly as they used to be on
the island, and Anya starts acting so strangely it seems she
is slowly losing her mind. Christina is increasingly certain 
the Shevvingtons are behind all of these changes. But no 
one else can see the Shevvingtons' eerie behavior. Is Anya
the one going crazy in the Schooner Inne - or is it Christina? 
  
Open Road Media ~ Pub Date: August 7, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9781453264225
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Teens & YA

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Frozen    
By Mary Casanova
Set during the roaring 1920s in the beautiful, wild area on 
Rainy Lake where Minnesota meets Canada, Frozen tells 
the remarkable story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died 
under strange circumstances the same night that Sadie
Rose was found, unable to speak, in a snowbank. Sadie 
Rose doesn't know her last name and has only fleeting 
memories of her mother-and the conflicting knowledge 
that her mother had worked in a brothel. Taken in as a
foster child by a corrupt senator, Sadie Rose spends 
every summer along the shores of Rainy Lake, where 
her silence is both a prison and a sanctuary.

Frozen is a suspenseful, moving testimonial to the haves 
and the have-nots, to the power of family and memory, 
and to the extraordinary strength of a young woman 
who has lost her voice in nearly every way-but is utterly 
determined to find it again.

University of Minnesota Press ~ Pub Date: September 1, 2012 ~
ISBN: 9780816680566
Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, Teens & YA

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The Hermitage House Miracle
By Malcolm Ater   

Selected as a 2012 finalist for Best Children's Book by
West Virginia Writers, Inc.!
    
The Hermitage House Miracle starts with a deep hook. 
"I've given you the last six years of my life, and for what?
To always be running from one town to another? Never 
having a life of my own just so you could live?"

As Jamie lay alone in bed, not knowing his mother had
just been killed while driving drunk, he was filled with 
disturbing thoughts. His mother's last words to him before
going out did not make sense. He was even more confused
when she had added, in a drunken slur, "If I had a lick of
sense I'd have let old Ernie do what he wanted!" Why had 
his mother said she had given him the last six years of her
life when he was twelve years old?  

After being sent to live at the Hermitage House for Children,
Jamie begins to have a series of strange and troubling dreams. 
Each dream is about a little blond-haired boy who has a little 
sister and a mother and a father. But the mother is not his 
mother who was killed in the car accident and he had never
known his father. Yet his dreams are always about the same
family, especially the little boy and his dog. And the father
programs computers and makes games, even promising to 
build the boy a video game so lifelike the boy will think he's
actually inside it...

Acorn Book Services ~ Blue Ridge Mountain Books  
Pub Date: May 26, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9781470129361
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Teens & YA      
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OMG Queer
Short Stories by Queer Youth 
By Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch, PhD., eds.  

Hope. Fear. Desire. Despair. Promises. Betrayals.

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Questioning. Intersex.

This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising 
generation as they define what it means to grow up queer 
in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a 
society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates
against you in others? How do you choose a label from the 
alphabet soup, and should you even have to? By turns 
heartwarming and heartbreaking, comical and caustic, 
these stories, imagined and told by youth across America, 
provide a snapshot of queerness at the dawn of the new 
millennium.
 
Bold Strokes Books ~ Pub Date: August 13, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9781602826823
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Teens & YA
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Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
By Tellulah Darling

Why the hell can't chicks be more like guys?
That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is 
perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn't
change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look
 like an asshole. But when Sam's best friend, Ally Klinger, gets 
dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who
can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that
way. It's Sam's chance to create the perfect female AND cheer 
up his best friend. Armed with Sam's Three Step Guide to 
Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought 
she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version 
of himself. Too bad it's driving him nuts.  

This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms,
and lots of "bow chicka wow wow."    

Te Da Media ~ Pub Date: October 17, 2012 ~ ISBN: 9780988054028
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Teens & YA   
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She's Come Undone
20th Anniversary Edition
By Wally Lamb
Don't miss your chance to read the National Bestseller that
captured America's Imagination 20 years ago. Available for
one month as READ NOW in NetGalley!      

When her extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey burst on to the
scene twenty years ago, Wally Lamb charmed readers with Dolores
Price, who Glamour hailed as "a heroine to cheer for." At once a
fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably
lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.  
She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores
Price.         

Simon & Schuster Inc. ~ Atria ~ Pub Date: July 31, 2012 ~
ISBN: 9780671003753
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Families
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Skull Flowers  
By Jazon Dion Fletcher  

Skull Flowers
is the story of Alexis, her robot 808, and her 
bumbling friend Officer Whistle Britches as they set off on 
an adventure to find out who and what was behind the 
assassination of her father Governor Champagne. Along 
the way they encounter many villains including Special
Agent Scarzensky, Mistress LaReaux, and Dr. Necropolis 
and explore many strange places including the Death 
Factory owned by Controlled Substances Inc., the 
polluted bayou along Fiddlers Creek, and the Pyramid
ov tha Priestess ov Mars. In her journey she is aided by
her mentor Professor Proxy, her pirate friend Junebug, 
and his girlfriend Minx. Where the stars will shine eternal, 
where the sky it never ends, where all will ride eternal, 
 where the moonlight shall attend, amongst the riots
and make believe.

Backwoods Press ~ Pub Date:
February 14, 2012 ~
 ISBN: 9781478117087
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, 
Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teens & YA

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The Secret of Othello    
A Fisher Key Adventure 
By Sam Cameron

A shooting star streaks across Fisher Key's skies.
 Natural phenomenon or secret military satellite? 
For Steven Anderson, any mystery is a welcome 
distraction. He's vowed to avoid all the island's 
pretty girls until the SEALs approve his waiver
 request. Unfortunately his libido - and the girls
- have other ideas. Meanwhile, Denny Anderson
is busy wooing the boy of his dreams. If he plans
things right, he won't be the only virgin entering
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Too bad every 
romantic rendezvous is ruined by misunderstandings,
interruptions, and pesky tourists. As the days get 
hotter, the twins are drawn into an underwater 
race against time, tide, and treason. Suddenly, 
true love is the least of their problems. Under 
the waves, no one can hear you scream...   

Bold Strokes Books ~ Pub Date: September 18, 2012 ~
ISBN: 9781602827424   
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Teens & YA
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The Twisted Window
By Lois Duncan

High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new 
guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and 
polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her
too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a
horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been 
kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's
help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to 
a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details 
emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems.

The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that 
keeps readers guessing up until the final page. 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of 
Lois Duncan including rare images and
never-before-seen documents from the 
author's personal collection.

Open Road Media ~ Pub Date: August 28, 2012 
ISBN: 9781453263372
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, 
Parenting & Families,  
Teens & YA  
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