Reading World Updates

  • Summer Reading

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 5/24/2019

    Summer Reading (information in body of message) Tuscaloosa City Schools
    Alabama Has a Universe of Stories!
    Summer Library Program for TCS Students

    WHEN: May 28th- June 28th
    WHERE: Arcadia, Oakdale, Skyland, Central Elementary, Northington, University Place , TASPA, and TCTA

    -MyOn and Overdrive
    -Book Check-out
    -Reading Programs
    -A Reading Challenge
    -MUCH, MUCH MORE!

    Check out reading and prize opportunities from the Tuscaloosa Public Library!

    Join us this summer as we journey through the
    wonderful world of reading!

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/23/2019

    Everyone, we are done!  The votes are in and we have our winning book!

    Drumroll please.....

    Rebound by Kwame Alexander

     

    Thank you to everyone who voted!  I can't wait until next year when we can do this again.  Was your favorite book not on the list?  Make sure to vote for each round so your favorite doesn't get voted out!

    Final Bracket (complete)

     

     

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/15/2019

    Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School!  You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.  

     

    We made it through our Final 4 bracket and now we're down to our Championship Round! 

     
    This ballot is to choose the winning book.  Voting for this round ends April 22.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!

    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.
     
     
     
    Mrs. Overstreet
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  • Barnes & Noble Spring Book Fair April 13-21

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/8/2019

    Barnes & Noble Bookfairs In Store and Online The EMS Barnes & Noble in-store book fair is April 13-21!  Shop Barnes & Noble and mention Eastwood when you make your purchase.  This will help us earn books for our library from Barnes & Noble.  Any purchase is eligible.  Can’t make it next week?  Have friends and family that would like to help?  Use code 12498044 online or at any Barnes & Noble bookstore nationwide!

     

    Barnes & Noble book fair flyer

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/4/2019

    Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School!  You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.  

    We made it through the second ballot and found our Final 4 bracket! 

    This ballot is to choose the Championship Game books.  Voting is open April 3-12.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!

    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.

     
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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/19/2019

    March Madness Elite 8 Bracket Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School!  You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.  

    We made it through the first ballot and found our Elite 8 bracket! 

    This ballot is to choose the Final 4 books.  Voting is open March 19-April 2.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!

     

    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.

     
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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/3/2019

    A Tournament of Books: You Choose, 16 Books, One Winner Students,

     
    Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School!  You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.  
     
    This ballot is to choose the Elite 8 books.  Voting is open March 4-18.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!
     
    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.
     
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  • Mrs. Overstreet's 2018 Reading List

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 1/14/2019

    I made it!  My goal was to read 55 books in 2018 and I read 57!  I have upped my 2019 reading goal to 60 books.  I think I can do that.  What is your reading goal for 2019?

     

    January
    1. Angel: time and tide by Corinna Bechko
    2. This is what a librarian looks like: a celebration of libraries, communities, and access to information by Kyle Cassidy
    3. Stack the cats by Susie Ghahremani
    4. Uprooted: the Japanese American experience during World War II by Albert Marrin
    5. A little more Les by Steve King and Johnnie Putman
    6. The roar by Emma Clayton

     

    February
    7. Rock-n-roll rebel by Ginger Rue

    8. Harry Potter: a journey through a History of Magic by The British Library
    9. Beneath my mother's feet by Amjed Qamar
    10. Long way down by Jason Reynolds


    March
    11. Fantastic beasts and where to find them: illustrated edition by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

    12. Bull by David Elliott
    13. Dorothy must die by Danielle Paige
    14. Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough
    15. Believe me: a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens by Eddie Izzard

    April
    16. Hamilton: the revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

    17. Dreamland burning by Jennifer Latham
    18. The one memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
    19. Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
    20. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
    21. Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson


    May
    22. Dear Fahrenheit 451: love and heartbreak in the stacks: a librarian's love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life by Annie Spence

    23. The plot to kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: pastor, spy, unlikely hero by Patricia McCormick
    24. How to marry a werewolf by Gail Carriger


    June
    25. Cherry cheesecake murder by Joanne Fluke

    26. Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke

    July
    27. One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

    28. The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    29. Competence by Gail Carriger


    August
    30. Howl's moving castle by Diana Wynne Jones

    31. The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley
    32. The breadwinner: a graphic novel by Deborah Ellis
    33. Hope never dies by Andrew Shaffer


    September
    34. Schomburg: the man who built a library by Carole Boston Weatherford

    35. Deep and dark and dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
    36. Street love by Walter Dean Myers
    37. Real murders by Charlaine Harris
    38. Rebound by Kwame Alexander
    39. The screaming staircase by Jonathan Stroud


    October
    40. Deep water by Watt Key

    41. From the corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein
    42. How dare the sun rise: memoirs of a war child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
    43. The whispering skull by Jonathan Stroud
    44. The hollow boy by Jonathan Stroud


    November
    45. Spy school by Stuart Gibbs

    46. Obama: an intimate portrait: the historic Presidency in photographs by Pete Souza
    47. This is where it ends by Marieke Niejkamp
    48. The creeping shadow by Jonathan Stroud


    December
    49. Yes, I'm hot in this: the hilarious truth about life in a hijab by Huda Fahmy

    50. What makes girls sick and tired by Lucile de Pesloüan
    51. Posted by John David Anderson
    52. Princess Puffybottom . . . and Darryl by Susan Nielsen
    53. The empty grave by Jonathan Stroud
    54. Soulless by Gail Carriger
    55. Adulthood is a myth by Sarah Andersen
    56. Angel: dark reflections by Corinna Bechko
    57. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: one girl in all the world by Christos Gage

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  • EMS Crowned New Top Spellers!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 12/14/2018

    Tristan Simmons (2nd place) Ashton Javine (1st place) Another EMS Spelling Bee is in the books! While all the spellers did an excellent job today, please congratulate our winner, Ashton (pictured right), and 2nd place speller, Tristan. It was a tough competition to see who would spell their way to the top! Ashton will advance to the Tuscaloosa County Spelling Bee on February 7.

    The winning word: flambeau

    And another huge thank you to Mr. Turner and Mrs. Perry for acting as our judges this morning.

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  • EMS Spelling Bee December 14

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 11/27/2018

    National Spelling Bee Sign up by December 12 for our December 14 spelling bee! The sign-up sheet is available in the library. Visit myspellit.com for rules and study guides, or pick one up in the library.  Parents are invited to attend!

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