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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

Can you read 100 minutes or more per week? Of course you can! Use this reading log to keep track and turn in to Mrs. Carroll or your English teacher when we return to school in the fall. These logs will be sent to the district and entered into a chance for our school to win a $10,000 library makeover!

Not sure what to read? Take a look at the titles on the Battle of Books reading list (see below). The contest is in March of 2018. Don't have a team? Don't worry. We'll help you find a team in September.

Did you know that in June the Los Angeles Public Library will be sending you a new library card which will have NO FINES EVER? Amazing! Use your new card to rack up those reading minutes this summer.

Battle of the Books 2017-2018

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Title
Author
Genre
Does My Head Look Big in This?
Randa Abdel-fattah
Realistic Fiction
The Night Gardener
Jonathan Auxier
Suspense
Code Talker
Joseph Bruchac
Historical Fiction
Stella by Starlight
Sharon Draper
Historical Fiction
House of the Scorpion
Nancy Farmer
Sci-Fi
Lily and Dunkin
Donna Gephart
Realistic Fiction
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Chris Grabenstein
Realistic Fiction
Witness
Karen Hesse
Story in Verse
A Thousand Nights
E. K. Johnston
Fantasy
Going Vintage
Lindsey Leavitt
Realistic Fiction
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin
Fantasy
Rain Reign
Ann M. Martin
Realistic Fiction
Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Realistic Fiction
Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark
Ridley Pearson
Fantasy
Towers Falling
Jewel Parker Rhodes
Realistic Fiction
Full Tilt
Neal Shusterman
Sci-Fi
Taking Sides
Gary Soto
Realistic Fiction
Girl in Reverse
Barbara Stuber
Historical Fiction
Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier
Graphic Novel
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
Classic

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Battle of the Books

Please plan on meeting in the library during lunch (bring your lunch) every Tuesday for the rest of February and March.

This will be time to meet with your teams, make sure everyone is on track with your reading, and have PRACTICE COMPETITIONS. We are one month away from our Millikan Battle of the Books!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Millikan Quote of the Week Art Contest


“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

Illustrate this quote and it will be displayed in the library. Come in during lunch, before, and after school for drawing supplies.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Battle of the Books 2017



2016-2017 Book List

Click on the title for Los Angeles Public Library availability.

Title
Author
Sharon Creech
Alex Gino
Gordon Korman
Ben Mikaelsen
Gary Paulsen
Gabrielle Zevin
Rebecca Stead
Trenton Lee Stewart
Cynthia Lord
Viola Canales
Vera Brosgol
J. R. R. Tolkien
Roald Dahl
Orson Scott Card
Polly Shulman
John Steinbeck
Virginia Hamilton
Linda Sue Park
Rita Williams-Garci
Thanhha Lai


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Library Electives

Are you interested in an elective which will challenge you, teach you valuable job and life skills, and allow you to help others?

Click on either of the titles below to apply for one of the library electives.

Library Practice - Open to 8th graders only.

Learn everything about the inner workings of a library from circulating books to advanced research methods. Regular research assignments will teach library students how to find the best and most relevant information and how to use it effectively and responsibly. Students will also be required to read regularly and post reviews (written, video, podcast, etc.) of books in our library. There will rarely be a quiet moment in Library Practice.

Turtle Techs - Open to 7th and 8th graders who can take the elective AND the homeroom class.

Learn technology and logical problem solving skills to provide technical support on campus to students and teachers. Students will maintain a tech support blog in which they write articles, produce videos, and podcast about technology updates, concerns, and tips important to our school community. Students may provide one-on-one support or teach classes on a variety of topics. No experience necessary, but we require a logical mind, willingness to learn and improve, and strong work ethic.