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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/18/2018

    See Mrs. Overstreet in the library if you would like to request any of these books.  Happy reading! (adapted from Mrs. ReaderPants)


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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/9/2018

    See Mrs. Overstreet in the library if you would like to request any of these books.  Happy reading! (adapted from Mrs. ReaderPants)



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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/8/2018

    I did make it to my reading goal again this year.  Woo-hoo!  However, I really struggled again trying to keep up with it.  I will regroup with my reading plans for 2018.  Have you set a reading goal for 2018 yet?  I have!  Check my reading goal link on the sidebar to see how I do this year.

    1. The whispering skull by Jonathan Stroud
    2. A greyhound, a groundhog by Emily Jenkins
    3. Scrappy little nobody by Anna Kendrick
    4. The hollow boy by Jonathan Stroud
    5. The creeping shadow by Jonathan Stroud
    6. Duck goes potty by Michael Dahl
    7. Manson by Jeff Guin


    8. Pig the pug by Aaron Blabey
    9. Slacker by Gordon Korman
    10. Chocolate chip murder mystery by Joanne Fluke
    11. A night divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

    12. Strawberry shortcake murder by Joanne Fluke
    13. Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
    14. The stench of Honolulu by Jack Handy

    15. Big little lies by Liane Moriarty
    16. Blueberry muffin murder by Joanne Fluke
    17. What Alice forgot by Liane Moriarty

    18. The duel: the parallel lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Judith St. George


    19. The leavers by Lisa Ko
    20. Prince a to z:  the life of an icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z by Steve Wide
    21. Angel, season 11, volume 1:  out of the past by Corinna Bechko 
    22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 11, volume 1: the spread of their evil by Joss Whedon
    23. Until we meet again by Renee Collins
    24. The Blackthorn key by Kevin Sands
    25. Buffy: the high school years, number 2: glutton for punishment by Kel McDonald
    26. Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean
    27. Wiggle by Doreen Cronin 

    28. Serafina and the black cloak by Robert Beatty
    29. Kindred: a graphic novel adaptation by Octavia E. Butler
    30. Lincoln in the bardo by George Saunders

    31. Alexander Hamilton: the illustrated biography by Richard Sylla
    32. Make way for dumb bunnies by Dav Pilkey
    33. Find Momo coast to coast: a photography book by Andrew Knapp

    34. The stars in our eyes by Julie Klam
    35. See what I have done by Sarah Schmidt
    36. Lemon meringue pie murder by Joanne Fluke
    37. Fudge cupcake murder by Joanne Fluke
    38. Sugar cookie murder by Joanne Fluke

    39. The empty grave by Jonathan Stroud
    40. Peach cobbler murder by Joanne Fluke
    41. We're all wonders by R.J. Palacio
    42. Lumberjanes, volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson

    43. Sherlock: a study in pink by Steven Moffat
    44. Willow: Wonderland by Jeff Parker
    45. Werewolf by Gail Carriger
    46. Real friends by Shannon Hale
    47. Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney
    48. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The big lie #1 by Anthony Del Col
    49. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    50. Spy on history: Mary Bowser and the Civil War spy ring by Enigma Alberti
    51. She persisted by Chelsea Clinton
    52. The book with no pictures by B.J. Novak
    53. Final Girls by Riley Sager
    54. Moonshot: the flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

    55. The great Santa search by Jeff Guinn
    56. Deontay the future world champ by Tony Bowers
    57. Separate is never equal: Sylvia Méndez and her family's fight for desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
    58. Lumberjanes, volume 2 by Noelle Stevenson
    59. Vegetables in underwear by Jared Chapman
    60. Cat confessions: a “kitty come clean” tell-all book by Allia Zobel Nolan
    61. Stephen Colbert's midnight confessions by Stephen Colbert
    62. Lacey Walker, nonstop talker by Christianne C. Jones
    63. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
    64. Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman
    65. Honestly, Red Riding Hood was rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan
    66. The night Dad went to jail: what to expect when someone you love goes to jail by Melissa Higgins
    67. After the fall: how Humpty Dumpty got back up again by Dan Santat
    68. Creepy pair of underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
    69. Splatypus by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
    70. The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt
    71. Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander
    72. Seriously, Cinderella is SO annoying!: the story of Cinderella as told by the Wicked Stepmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan
    73. You get what you get by Julie Gassman
    74. ...Other poems by cats by Francesco Marciuliano
    75. How to be a cat by Nikki McClure

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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/20/2017


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  • Spelling Bee January 12

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/15/2017

    Spelling Bee The annual EMS Spelling Bee is Friday, January 12, 2018.  We will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the library.  Parents and teachers are invited to attend.  Anyone interested in competing should sign up in the library no later than January 12, 2018. 

    Visit for a study guides and rules.  Study guides can also be picked up in the library.  

    Who is the best speller at EMS?  It might be YOU!  Sign up today!

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  • Jay Deas Visits the EMS Library!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/7/2017

    A big Stampede shout-out goes to Jay Deas, our guest speaker today! Mr. Deas owns Skyy Boxing and trains WBC Heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. He talked to our 6th grade students about the hard work and perseverance required to be successful in school and life.

    Jay Deas speaks to 6th grade Jay Deas speaks to 6th grade

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  • Battle of the Books Team Tryouts

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/5/2017

    Battle of the Books Battle of the Books team tryouts are December 15 (6th @9:00, 7th & 8th @10:00). Any student who has read at least one of the Battle books is invited to tryout. Come help us bring home the coveted Battle of the Books trophy this February!

    Sign up in the library today!

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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 11/9/2017


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    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 11/9/2017


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  • New Release Tuesday!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 11/7/2017

    See Mrs. Overstreet in the library if you would like to request any of these books.  Happy reading! (adapted from Mrs. ReaderPants)

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