Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome Back!


Welcome back to another great year at WMS.  We're already in full swing here and are excited about all the things the rest of the year will hold.  I encourage you to stop by and see me as often as you are able.  We have lots of great books just waiting for you.

Allow me to introduce to you our student workers for the year.  If you see these girls in our library don't be shy about asking them to help you find something.  They'll be happy to do it.

8th Grade

 Hannah and Rosalia


7th Grade


 Emily and Emma



6th Grade

 Madyn and Baye



Monday, March 6, 2017

Battle of the Books Returning To WMS

After a short absence, the WMS library will again sponsor a Battle of the Books for each grade this upcoming May.  Students compete on teams against other students in their grade based on their knowledge of ten selected books.  All reading classes have been informed of the battle and teams will be organized by mid-week.  The actual date of the battle is still being determined, but will be sometime in May during the school day.  Medals for the winning teams are given, plus everyone who participates will receive a chance to win a large gift bag full of prizes.


The books on each list are...


8th grade


Code Orange – Caroline B. Cooney
Here Lies the Librarian – Richard Peck
Catherine, Called Birdy – Karen Cushman
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Summer of My German Soldier – Bette Greene
Heat – Mike Lupica
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau


7th Grade
Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Patterson
The Teacher’s Funeral – Richard Peck
Each Little Bird That Sings – Deborah Wiles
The Liberation of Gabriel King – K.L. Going
Tangerine – Edward Bloor
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Among the Hidden – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
Holes – Louis Sachar
The Midwife’s Apprentice – Karen Cushman


6th Grade
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsburg
Summer of the Swans – Betsy Byars
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You - Barthe DeClements
Love, Ruby Lavender – Deborah Wiles
Shooting the Moon - Frances O'Roark Dowell
The Dollhouse Murders – Betty Ren Wright
The Mystery of Drear House – Virginia Hamilton
Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Speare
I Survived: The Attacks of 9/11 – Lauren Tarshis






2017 ALA Book Awards Announced

In January, the American Library Association announced its yearly book awards.  Our library will be ordering these books, so stop by soon and check them out.




JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK AWARD

March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin


MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD

March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin


ROBERT F. SIBERT INFORMATIONAL BOOK AWARD

March:  Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin



County Battle of the Books Team Selected

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Sumner County Battle of the Books.  These students will represent WMS on April 20.  Wish them luck!!!

Byanna Wylie

Jacob Thomas

Jessica Flowers

Natalie West

















Ms. Creasy