Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ticket to Reading Rewards!

Hey Pearl C. Readers! I've got some exciting news for you! Our school has been selected to participate in a special reading program that will make you eligible for lots of prizes and rewards for each book that you read this year. Now, we all know that reading is a reward in itself...what could be a better prize than being a strong reader for life? However, some organizations like to throw in some smaller perks along the way...and so our school will get to benefit of some of those little extras.

Starting the week after Thanksgiving, we will start tracking your reading. After 5 books, 10 books, 15 books, 20 books, and 25 books, you will be eligible for a new prize. Prizes include backpacks, water bottles, watches, and more. Tickets to college basketball games and visits from college coaches are also possibilities. Also, every single student will be receiving a free one-year subscription to "Sports Illustrated for Kids", delivered to your home! Now, that's pretty cool!

Don't forget that you will still be eligible to receive punches for the "Ice Cream for Books" program and 6th graders are still participating in "Book It." There are plenty of good reasons to read at Pearl C. this year so hope to see you in the library SOON!

Ms. Embry :-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Killer Pizza

We have a copy of this available...check it out today and leave a comment about what you think!! Cheesy?? (no pun intended!)

Scholastic Book Fair

Only one day left for our Scholastic Book Fair! Most items are $10 or less...don't miss out!! See you in the library TODAY!!

Ms. Embry

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Slam Dunk!

This is a fun book that middle schoolers will be able to relate to, especially for basketball fans...written by the daughter of Jackie Robinson, the famous baseball player

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This is book one in a suspenseful page-turning series! We have one copy available today...check it out!

Football Hero by Tim Green

For all you sports fans out there!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Welcome Back!!

Hello Pearl C. Anderson readers!!! Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that you made some time to read during your break!

When I got back to school, seven big boxes of new books were waiting for me. I spent all day yesterday unpacking these books and putting them on the shelves for you and I just got so excited because I think you are going to really enjoy them this year.

Last year our school did really well with checking out and reading books and I definitely want to continue that this year. The only thing we need to improve on is BRINGING THEM BACK!!! So let's work on keeping up with these beautiful new books!!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the books you will see when you visit the library!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Laurie Halse Anderson--Excellent Author!

Last Friday during our lunch time book club, I randomly picked up a book off our shelf entitled Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson is a well-known author for young adults...some of her other titles include Speak and Chains. Speak was made into a movie that stars Kristen Stewart, by the way. It's a GREAT book for young ladies especially who may have been through something traumatic and aren't sure how to cope. But I am getting sidetracked. Fever 1793 is a historical novel based on a devastating event in early American history---the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Now, I have always LOVED historical fiction...I wish I could get more of you guys hooked! I couldn't put down Fever 1793 down until I finished it over the weekend. Even though Mattie lived over two hundred years ago, I think girls will still be able to relate to her as a young teenage girl. And even though you may not have experienced anything like what she went through, I think you will be glued to the pages to see how she deals with her life as she knew it falling completely apart...something you might possibly know a little about. If you've never tried historical fiction, check this one out today!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wrap 'Em Up

Well, boys and girls, it's about time to start thinking about wrapping up the books you're reading and begin bringing them back to the library. Some of you have had books (some of our BRAND NEW BOOKS) checked out for several weeks and even months, so I need you to return those ASAP! Mid-May will be the cut-off for checkouts, so you only have a couple of weeks left to squeeze in some good reading from the PCA library before summer!


I posted a trailer about "Ruined" a few months is another peek at the book with some commentary by the author. Chilling!!

Another Spinetingler!!

Here is another spooky book by Mary Downing Hahn...we have a copy ready to be checked out!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Need a Good Book? Ask Lea!

We have a student at Pearl C. that I believe has read more of our books than I have! Eighth-grader Lea Bouie has become a regular customer of the library and can give you recommendations on all kinds of books and series! She is usually reading about 2-3 books at a time and will be glad to share her expertise with anyone looking for a good book! Lea is especially an expert in the our urban drama and vampire genres.

Another eighth grader, Curtis Fegans, is also a familiar face in the library. Curtis seems to especially enjoy the books along the lines of science fiction and the supernatural. Check with him to see which books are worth your time!

Way to go, Curtis and Lea! You keep me on my toes!! :-)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chick Lit!

This is the first in a great chick lit series...suspenseful, funny, and addicting!

Waiting to Be Checked Out!

This is one of our new titles just waiting to be checked out! A little history, a little mystique, a little suspense...this book has it all!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It Was a Book Before It Was a Movie!!!

"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" came in number 3 at the box office this past weekend. Some of you may have even watched this movie at the theatre. But how many of you have actually read the series? Check out this trailer for the original book by Rick Riordan and find it in our library today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I am so very excited because a partial shipment of our new books has arrived! I have 263 brand new exciting books for you all to check out when you return to the library this week! For the first time ever, our library now offers three manga series (Naruto, Dragonball-Z, and Vampire Game) as well as several vampire series (Vampire Academy, Vampire Kisses, and Vampire Diaries). I also have several new urban teen series for all my girls who love those drama books (Drama High, Denim Diaries, Hotlanta) and lots of Ripley's Believe It or Not, Bart Simpson, and Boondocks for the guys! There are so many books that I just know you're going to love...I can't wait to introduce you to these authors and titles soon. I will be posting book trailers and booktalks throughout the weeks ahead so keep checking the blog! Feel free to leave comments on the trailers or posts about books that you've read to let your peers know what you thought!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Deep, Dark, and Dangerous

For all my readers who are always requesting a "scary" book....

39 Clues

Keep Reading!

Hello Pearl C. Readers! It seems like it has been awhile since I've seen your beautiful faces because of the holidays and then the library being closed for inventory. Now we have a week of testing and then two days off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so it will be practically February until we get back into a regular routine! Our book clubs are on pause until our schedule returns to normal. Girls and Boys Book Clubs at lunch on Fridays will resume on January 22. Our Twilight Book Club will resume on Thursday, January 21. Soon I will be passing out the book club books to dedicated members to read at home, so don't miss out! Also, Twilight book club members will also be learning how to create book trailers and making their own trailers for the Twilight saga, so I'm really excited to get started on that.

I'm eagerly waiting for our latest shipment of books to arrive. Sometime in the next couple of months we will be receiving lots of new, fun titles so stay tuned! I will be posting book trailers of some of our new books soon!

This semester when you come with your reading classes we are going to be talking more about research and how to find reliable sources of information on the internet. We will also be talking about great resources such as DASH (online homework help) so I look forward to seeing you when you visit with your reading teachers.

See you soon! Keep reading!
Ms. Embry