RMS Library

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If you have never read a Gary Paulsen book, now is the time to pick one up and enjoy many of his survival stories. Paulsen is a truly a master storyteller who has written more than 175 books, most of which are action adventure tales. It is widely agreed that he is one of the most important writers of young adult literature today and three of his novels — Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room — were Newbery Honor Books.
Check out Gary's website: http://www.garypaulsen

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Your Life Work: The Librarian
An episode of US Government film series on careers. I think it was shown to high school students. It is interesting that this one was filmed at the Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) library in 1946. Naturally, there are many aspects of the job that have changed since the middle of the 20th century (but it still helps if you like people and books).

Check out the library website on Iowa Pages:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mike Lupica Website

If you love sports, check out Mike Lupica's books, many of which have become bestsellers. Mike Lupica delivers one compelling sports drama after another about young teens that play basketball, baseball, football, and more.

Friday, July 16, 2010

How to Read and Share a Good Book

Iowa Falls Show

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rick Riordan Website

Check out the website of Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. I would encourage you to join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the Titan lord Kronos.


Digital Storytelling

Here is a video explaining the benefits of digital storytelling:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Digital Storytelling

I believe that the middle school students will really enjoy digital storytelling projects that will let them pursue personal interests and will utilize a lot of technological skills. It's a win/win situation.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Important reading tip: find a comfortable spot to read!

This is an awesome video to help promote reading. Maybe our school will create a neat video too??!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Warrior Cat Book series

Do you like animals? Are you a cat lover? If so, investigate this series by Erin Hunter. You might also want to check out this website: