Posts Tagged ‘Skype’

masters-of-disguise-coverWe’re thrilled to announce that we will be reading another fascinating nonfiction book by Rebecca Johnson during the month of January. The book, Masters of Disguise: Amazing animal tricksters, reminds us how truly incredible the animal world is.

Students will have an opportunity to answer a few trivia questions for each chapter, giving all students a chance to win a gift card each week.

And to add to the excitement, Rebecca will be skyping with us on Thursday, January 19th in the Library!

Download the flyer for more information.

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March is going to be filled with MAGIC! Don’t miss getting your hands on a copy of The Iron Trial at our library.

There will be after school discussions, computer gaming, and hopefully a Skype with author Holly Black!

From the Magisterium website: “Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst—and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .”

Read more about The Iron Trial here.

Here are a few photos of our Skype, on January 5th, with Terry Lynn Johnson, author of Ice Dogs. Terry entertained our crowd of 170+ students and faculty with stories of her mushing days, as well as the highs and lows of being an author!

The photo at the top is Terry’s first published article, and below Terry demonstrates the position of each dog on the line using stuffed huskies!

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A good book, dinner, discussion, and skyping with an author! Be there November 10th @ JFDS!

We hope you will join us this fall as we read and discuss the book, Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. As in years past, we have chosen books for our school-wide discussions that offer us a window into another middle schooler’s life. In this story, we will meet the compelling and unique character, twelve-year-old Willow Chance.

We invite students who have chosen to read the book, along with a reading partner, (parent, older sibling, other relative, close family friend) to join us the evening of November 10th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a light dinner and engaging discussion centered around the book. The highlight of the evening will be a discussion, via Skype, with the book’s author, Holly Goldberg Sloan. Students who are unable to find a reading partner are still welcome to attend that evening and may bring a guest.

Download the flyer below:

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Our Media Center certainly was not quiet Tuesday after school when author Tom Angleberger dropped in for a hilarious Skype session, live from somewhere in his house…in Virginia (I think). Many of you have read his pair of books, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, and Darth Paper Strikes Back, often attempting to fold his origami Star Wars characters, also saying how much you have loved the books. On Tuesday, though, we finally met the man behind characters like Tommy, Kellen, Harvey and Dwight. (Tom shared that he resembles Dwight the most.) Tom talked about books and authors he admires, like Daniel Pinkwater, and Lloyd Alexander’s Pyrdain Chronicles, and also gave us a heads-up on his newest book due out in April titled Fake Mustache! Oh, and yes, there will be a third in the Origami Yoda series due out in late August– just in time to kick off another terrific school year!

Here are two clips from our Skype session. Thanks again Tom, we had a blast!