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Summer reading newsletter

  1. 1. theSummer of ReadingThe Library @ MMRHSWhat’s a Good Book To ReadThis Summer? Any Book.Summer is a great time to get caught up reading. It is also agood time to get lost in a new book. This year’s SummerReading at Monument Mountain Regional High School focuseson allowing you to select your own books. There is a list ofbooks recommended by MMRHS teachers (and you earn themost points for reading those titles!) and you can choose yourown books from a list of unique parameters.See the options for book choices on Page 2 and teacherrecommended books on Pages 3 and 4.Most of all, have fun and READ!Mrs. Stauntonkara.staunton-shron@bhrsd.org @mmrhslibrary2 0 1 3Win Prizes!This summer, for each bookyou read and record in yourreading log, you earn points.The more points youaccumulate, the better the prizeyou could earn.Think of it like going to thearcade, the more tickets youget, the better the prize.The more books you read, thebetter your mind will be.See the Prize list on Page 5
  2. 2. THE LIBRARY @ MMRHS SUMMER 2013How Do I Select My Books?The challenge is on! How many points can you earn this summer whilereading? Keep track of the books you read and the points that each book isworth in the Reading Log. Earning different levels of points will earn youcertain prizes. Return your Reading Log to Mrs. Staunton in September andclaim your prize!5 Point Books 10 Point Books 15 Point BooksBook with an animal on itscoverBook your parent / guardianrecommendsAny book from the list of titlesrecommended by the staff ofMMRHS. This list is on thenext page.Book about or set in winter Book with an author whosename starts with a JBook set in a place you’vebeenBook from an Award List (suchas the Alex Award, the PrintzAward, National Book Award,etc.)A graphic novel A non-fiction bookBook set in a foreign country Book written before 1900A science fiction book Book written the year you werebornBook with a one word title Book with a number in the titleBook with a red cover Listen to an audiobook
  3. 3. THE LIBRARY @ MMRHS SUMMER 2013MMRHS Teacher Book RecommendationsMS. BIRKETT:Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. JamesAny Phillippa Gregory novels, such as TheOther Boleyn GirlMR. BOUVIERInes My Soul by Isabel AllendeEva Luna by Isabell AllendeMRS. ERICKSONSync by Steven StrogatzInnumeracy by John Allen PaulosMR. SOULEMusic Inn by Jeremy YudkinUglies by Scott WesterfeldThe Prospering by Elizabeth George SpeareThe Fountainhead by Ayn RandWhite Tiger by AravindAdiyaFatherland by Robert HarrisIron Man by Chris CrutcherMS. UNRUHThe Known World by Edward P. JonesThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao byJunot DiazALISON QUINONES-JOHNSONLord of the Rings by JRR TolkienDavid Copperfield by Charles DickensThe Idiot by Fyodor DostoevskyUlysseus by James JoyceJane Eyre by Charlotte BronteMS. YOUNGThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. SteadmanAny medical mystery novel by Robin Cook orPatricia CornwallRead these, one after the other: first read TheDouble Helix by James Watson, then RosalindFranklin & DNA by Anne SayreThe Help by Kathryn StockettMRS. BALDWINOf Human Bondage by W. SomersetMaughamTess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas HardyTime Enough for Love by Robert HeinleinStranger in a Strange Land by Robert HeinleinMS. OLDSThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldWhy People Believe Weird Things by MichaelShermerMR. BARRETTUnder the Dome by Stephen King11/22/63 by Stephen KingMRS. MARZOTTOThe Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fatesby Wes MooreMS. ZANTAYOne Hundred Years of Solitude by GabrielGarcia MarquezThe House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  4. 4. THE LIBRARY @ MMRHS SUMMER 2013MR. ESTELLEUnder the Dome by Stephen KingThe Stand by Stephen KingMS. VAN PELT DUSThe Professor and the Madman by SimonWinchesterWhat Language Is by John McWharterPractical Goals by Carl DennisWhat We Carry by DorianneLauxThe Essential Neruda: Selected PoemsMR. ROSENTHALLetters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria RilkeThe Power of Myth by Joseph CampbellI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by MayaAngelouChronicles by Bob DylanMS. ST. JOHNThe Alchemist by Paolo CoelhoMemoirs of a Geishaby Arhtur GoldenThe Kite Runner by KhaleedHosseiniThe Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddCaptain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de BerniereThe Autobiography of Malcolm XSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonMonster by Walter Dean MyersInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerMS. KNOXOutliers by Malcolm GladwellMR. BROWNWhy Buildings Fall Down by Mathys Levy andMario SalvadoriMRS. MOREHOUSEThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PieSociety by Mary Ann ShafferA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingMRS. TROIANOUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandMR. FLOREKParadise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth ofan Acre by Eric Toensmeier&Jonathan BatesThe Language of Flowers by VanessaDiffenbaughReading the Forest Landscape by Tom WesselMRS. STAUNTONThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverCutting for Stone by Abraham VergheseSiddhartha by Herman HesseA Thousand Splendid Suns by KhaledHosseiniAny book by Jodi PicoultThe Double Bind by Chris BohjalianThe Blind Side by Michael LewisThe Story of Edgar Sawtelle by DavidWroblewskiLittle Bee by Chris CleaveDefending Jacob by William LandayRoom by Emma DonoghueHunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne CollinsEveryday by David LevithanFault in Our Stars by John GreenMS. KINGe=mc2: A Biography of the World’s MostFamous Formula by David BodanisMMRHS Teacher Book Recommendations
  5. 5. THE LIBRARY @ MMRHS SUMMER 2013The Prizes!Number of PointsEarnedPossible Prizes to Choose From5 to 10 Free Library Pass - good for anytime, even if library is full!Free Writing Utensil from Mr. Rosenthal15 to 30 Extra Hall Pass in Mrs. Erickson’s class5 Points on First Test of Year from Mr. BouvierBread Dippers Set from Ms. Young3 Floral Picture Frames from Ms. UnruhDrop lowest lab grade from Mrs. Quinones-JohnsonDrop lowest assessment grade from Mr. EstelleHealthy Snack from Mr. Rosenthal35 to 50 Snack delivery to a student from Mrs. EricksonBaldwin Hardware T-shirt from Mrs. Baldwin5% Bonus Points on any assessment from Mrs. Quinones-Johnson10 Bonus Points on any assignment from Mrs. TroianoPair of Earrings from Mrs. OldsMiami Vice DVD set from Ms. Zantay55 to 75 Help on one question on any math quiz (with permission of math teacher)from Mrs. EricksonReplace a low quiz grade in Honors or AP Chemistry with a 100 from Mrs.BaldwinChocolate Orange Truffles of Your Favorite Dessert from Ms. KingFree One Day Late on a Paper from Ms. Van Pelt DusLittle Miss Sunshine DVD from Ms. Unruh75 to 95 Free library pass for a quarter!Brand new Swatch watch from Ms. Unruh$5 and $10 gift cards donated by Ms. Birkett, Mr. Roy, Mr. Barrett, Mr.Clooney, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Baldwin to:o Dunkin’ Donutso Froyo Worldo The Barrington Bagel Shopo iTunesOver 100 $20 and $25 gift cards donated by Mrs. Young, Mr. Soule, and Ms.Morehouse to the following:o Starbuckso Barnes and Nobleo iTuneso The Bookloft
  6. 6. Save these DatesCome meet with some of the teachers at Fuel this summer to talk casually about the books youhave read.Tuesday, July 30 at 11 AM: Mrs. Staunton, Ms. Unruh, Mrs. Olds and Mrs. Baldwin will be there.Thursday, August 22 at 3 PM: Mrs. Erickson, Ms. Birkett, Mr. Soule, Ms. Knox, Mrs. Quinones-Johnson, Mrs. Staunton and Mr. Rosenthal will be there.Informal Book ClubAward Winning Book Lists To Check OutThe National Book Award: Alex Award goes to adult books that have teen appeal: Michael L. Printz Award goes to the best Young Adult books: Library Association’s list of the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013: Adult Library Service Association Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers: Audiobooks for Young Adults: LIBRARY @ MMRHS SUMMER 2013