Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 AWARD WINNERS

The top Children and Young Adult books of the year were just announced.  
And Guess What?!?!?

 We have many of the new (and past) winners available for you to check out.
There are so many great titles, we KNOW you will find one to read.  
Come down and check out the display today. 


On our Shelves:

Newbery Award
The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill
Newbery Honor Book 
The Inquistor's Tale; or the Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog - Adam Gidwitz
Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk
Coretta Scott King Award
March Book 3-John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Honor
As Brave as You- Jason Reynolds 
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author
The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon
Michael L. Printz Award
March Book 3- John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Honor Books
The Passion of Dolsa - Julie Berry
The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon
YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction
March Book 3 - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Honor Book
Samuari Rising: The Epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune - Pamela S. Turner
Stonewall Book Award
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor - Rick Riordan

After you have read it, we would love to hear your review!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A NEW YEAR = NEW BOOKS!!

Here are just a few of the many exciting titles that have arrived on our shelves.  
Visit the GMS Media Center and check one out today. 


Conor has nightmares every night.  Yet one night a monster appears at his window.  He is not the monster from his nightmares.   With his mom seriously ill with cancer, Conor's visits from the monster represent something more.  Who or what actually is the monster?  

 Sierra's lives in California, yet every year she spends Christmas in Oregon at her family's tree lot.   Usually she cannot wait to get back to sunny CA, but this year she meets Caleb.  He has a questionable past, but is it all it seems?  A heart-warming story of   first love from the author of Thirteen Reasons Why.  
The Tales of the Peculiar is a book of fairy tales, but they are not your average fairy tales.  From the world of  Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children, these fairy tales are just what you would expect.  Stories of cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and ghosts, these stories are just the right amount of weird you would expect from the world of the Peculiar's!

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Life Before Me



What if the only home you have ever known is an orphanage and when it burns down the only clue to your past is a small newspaper clipping showing a picture of a headstone.  If you are Cady Andrews, the lead character of My Life Before Me, this is the current situation you find your life to be in.  Cady has always wanted to be an investigative reporter so she sets out to uncover how the picture is related to her as if she is solving a mystery unrelated to her.   Her search leads her to a murder in a small town that has been shrouded in deception for many years.   Her persistent quest for the truth uncovers long buried corruption and fractured family relationships.  If you like a mystery with some historical fiction setting the time and place you may enjoy this pick.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016



PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG 
by Anne Blankman

Reviewed by Mrs McGillicuddy

What would it be like to be related to Adolf Hilter?  PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG tells the story of Gretchen Muller, who has grown up with her adored Uncle Dolf.  To her, he is a fun-loving uncle...but to the world he is the infamous Adolf Hitler.  Gretchen has never had cause to doubt what Uncle Dolf tells her to think and do..until she meets a fearless (and handsome) Jewish reporter named Daniel.  Uncle Dolf has taught Gretchen to despise people like Daniel, however Daniel has uncovered secret information about the death of Gretchen's father.  Together the two set out to uncover the mystery of how her father was killed, and who was to blame.  Will Gretchen remain true to the Nazi party and her beloved Uncle...or will her eyes be opened to the truth Daniel and his friends try to show her?  This is an exciting and terrifying book that had me on the edge of my seat until the final moment!  If you enjoyed The Boy in the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief, pick this one up in our library today!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


These are just a few of the NEW books that have arrived in our library this month.

Come and check one out today! 



We are looking for students who are willing to read and review some of our new books.  

See Mrs. Carr or Mrs. McGillicuddy if you would like to be a guest contributor to our library blog!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Congratulations to Team 81 for bringing 
in a total of 763 books!  
The remaining team totals were:
Team 82- 736
Team 83- 35
Team 71-76
Team 72- 110
Team 73- 323

Thank you to all who donated.  We look forward to incorporating them into our Media Center and classroom libraries!
Go Dawgs!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Book Flood 2016-17

     The Book Flood is right!  Here are the current totals after the huge amount of donations this morning.

Team 81 - 639
         82 - 517
         83 -  35
         71 -  76
         72 - 110
         73 - 323

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Welcome to the GMS Library Website

THE place to find out about the hot new books, topics, trending books, etc. going on in our GMS Library.