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Showing posts from November, 2018

“Get Caught Reading” with Free Posters

Launched in 1999 by the AAP and now managed by Every Child a Reader, Get Caught Reading provides posters of TV stars, famous athletes, authors, and beloved book characters reading a book.

The first new poster for 2019 features Olympic gold medalist and author Laurie Hernandez, and is available now for free, thanks to a sponsorship by KPMG, whose citizenship mission is to encourage lifelong learning through literacy.

Laurie Hernandez’s new book, She’s Got This, illustrated by Nina Mata, is a picture book about chasing your dreams and never giving up, and is being published October 9 by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Ask a Youth Services Librarian for a free poster while supplies last!

The Best Middle School Books of 2018

Kirkus Reviews just released their list of the Best Middle Grade Books of 2018 today! Check out this wonderful list below, separated into the following categories by Kirkus.
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson (Scholastic)The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins (Candlewick)Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents/Disney)A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano (Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins)The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr, Illus. Katie Harnett (Chronicle)
 Mystery & Suspense 
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden (Putnam)The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter (Tundra)Otherwood by Pete Hautman (Candlewick)The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (Levine/Scholastic)
 Graphic Novels
Akissi: Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, Illus. Mathieu Sapin, Trans. Judith Taboy & Marie Bédrune (Flying Eye Books)Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks (Disney-Hyperion)Illegal by Eo…

Scholarship Databases

For those who are college bound, here are some free scholarship databases:

College Board's Scholarship Search

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships
( (

FinAid (

MSU Libraries: Grants for Individuals

New Visions for Public Schools Scholarship Opportunities

Peterson's (

Cappex (
-sorts by deadlines

Unigo (


Niche (

JVL College Counseling

Check them out today!