Reading World Updates

  • 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?


    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    25. Cherry cheesecake murder by Joanne Fluke

    26. Key lime pie murder by Joanne Fluke

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 for rules and study guides, or pick one up in the library.  Parents are invited to attend!

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  • Fall Book Fair October 15-19!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 10/10/2018

    EMS Fall Book Fair October 15-19 Our Fall Book Fair is right around the corner! October 15 – 18, from 7:30am – 3:30pm and October 19, from 7:30am – 11:30am.


    Your young readers will have several opportunities to walk through the library and choose books they may want to purchase.


    We’ll also have fun stationery items like pens, erasers, bookmarks, and posters for sale!


    We hope to see you at our Fall Book Fair, October 15-19!

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  • EMS Library Scavenger Hunt

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 8/24/2018
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  • Battle of the Books 2019

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 8/17/2018

    Students, we have our reading list for Battle of the Books 2019!  The books will be available in the EMS Library by September.  Get an early start on reading our 2019 Battle of the Books selections!

    Battle of the Books 2019

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