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Howell Middle School North Media Center

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere" - Mary Schmich

 

Howell Middle School North is one of two middle schools now serving the township. Built in 1994, the media center services staff members and over a thousand sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  Located on the first floor between the East and West houses the center is staffed by one full time media specialist and a computer help desk assistant for OIT. Services offered include a collection of over 15,000 volumes, an automated card catalog, internet access, in-house broadcasting and a MAKERSPACE! The media center serves as a direct link to the classrooms which are outfitted with Apple TVs,  and LCD projectors. The school has a 1 to 1 laptop policy which enables an automated card catalog, using Destiny software and online subscriptions, to be accessed from any computer in the building or at HOME. 

 

https://howell.follettdestiny.com

 

September header

Flower - Aster

Birthstone - Sapphire

Zodiac Sign - Virgo (8/23 -9/22) and Libra (9/23 - 10/22)

 

Welcome Back 

School Year 2018 -2019

 

6th Grade Orientations begin this month with the return of the 

Breakout Room!

Get ready to learn about our:

Procedures

Layout

 Card Catalog

MakerSpace

Get involved in hands on problem solving and team building exercises.

 

September Links

 

 

 

 

 

library card

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month 

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Classical Music Month

  

  

Links to Explore

  

     Labor Day

 

      http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/labor-day/

 

     Grandparents Day

 

       http://www.childfun.com/themes/people/grandparents/

 

      Patriots Day

 

      http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/911/

 

      Constitution Week

 

      http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/constitution-day/

 

     First Day of Fall

 

      http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fall/

  

 

NEW BOOKS

JLG

2018

 

 

Advanced Readers

Amal Unbound

by Aisha Saeed

This debut novel tells the compelling story of Amal’s fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude in Pakistan.

ISBN:
9780399544682

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence
 

Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

The Orphan Band of Springdale

by Anne Nesbet

With the United States on the verge of World War II, eleven-year-old Gusta is sent from New York City to Maine, where she discovers small-town prejudices—and a huge family secret.

ISBN:
9780763688042
 

Advanced Readers Plus

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

by Gennifer Choldenko

Alcatraz, 1936: It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his older sister, Natalie.

ISBN:
9781101938140

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence

Series:

A Tale from Alcatraz

 

Realistic Fiction Middle

Class Action

by Steven B. Frank

Arguing that homework is unconstitutional, Sam warren and his ragtag team take their case to federal court.

ISBN:
9781328799203

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language
 

PG Middle

The Doughnut Fix

by Jessie Janowitz

New to tiny Petersville, Tristan sees a newspaper article: “Small Town Store Hits It Big with Chocolate Cream Heaven.” He sets out to make these “life-changing” doughnuts available again.

ISBN:
9781492655411

Series:

The Doughnut Fix

 

Nonfiction Middle

Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor

by Temple Grandin

World-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin presents personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors’ minds and make them soar.

ISBN:
9781524738204
 

Mystery Middle

Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue

by Jeff Seymour

All aboard the flying ship Orion. Join Nadya’s crew of skylungs, starwinders, fireminders, and polymaths as they flee from pirates who are searching for a silver doorknob. . . .

ISBN:
9781524738655

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence, Alcohol

Graphic Novels Middle

Be Prepared

by Vera Brosgol

For Vera, Russian camp seems like the perfect opportunity to finally fit in, but the bugs, nature, and tentmates are more than she bargained for!

ISBN:
9781626724440
Potentially Sensitive Areas:
 

Advanced Readers Plus

Ascent: A Peak Marcello Adventure

by Roland Smith

Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world. Just getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek rife with hazards.

ISBN:
9780544867598

Series:

A Peak Marcello Adventure

 

 

Maureen Klusewicz    Media  Specialist  732 - 919 - 0095 Ext. 7309 -