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New Digital Audio Books and E-Books December 2014

posted Dec 3, 2014, 8:21 AM by

New Audio and E-Books

[ Audiobook ] Orwell, George, 1903-1950,
Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
[ eBook ] edited & with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Beetle Boy
[ eBook ] Willey, Margaret,
Blood of my blood
[ eBook ] Lyga, Barry,
The boys are back in town
[ eBook ] Golden, Christopher,
[ Audiobook ] Condie, Allyson Braithwaite,
Eleanor & Park
[ Audiobook ] Rowell, Rainbow,
Flawless : a pretty little liars novel / #2
[ Audiobook ] Shepard, Sara, 1977-
[ eBook ] Lyga, Barry,
A great and terrible beauty
[ eBook ] Bray, Libba,
Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave
[ Audiobook ] Hall, Shyima,
I'm just me
[ eBook ] Higgins, M. G.,
J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye
[ eBook ] edited & with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Jepp, who defied the stars
[ Audiobook ] Marsh, Katherine,
Knockout games
[ eBook ] Neri, Greg,
Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies
[ eBook ] Esquivel, Laura, 1950-
[ Audiobook ] Condie, Allyson Braithwaite,
[ eBook ] Sedgwick, Marcus,
[ Audiobook ] Shepard, Sara, 1977-
Perfectly good white boy
[ eBook ] Mesrobian, Carrie,
Pretty little liars
[ Audiobook ] Shepard, Sara, 1977-
[ Audiobook ] Condie, Allyson Braithwaite,
Someone like you
[ Audiobook ] Dessen, Sarah,
Tell me again how a crush should feel
[ eBook ] Farizan, Sara,
That summer
[ Audiobook ] Dessen, Sarah,
Thousand words
[ eBook ] Brown, Jennifer, 1972-
[ eBook ] Fic Pal Palacio, R. J.
Published 2012

New Books in Library December 2014

posted Dec 3, 2014, 7:38 AM by

Heaven is for real : a little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
Burpo, Todd
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant
Cliff, Tony 

Monster on the hill
Harrell, Rob
Resident alien. Volume 1, Welcome to Earth!
Hogan, Peter
Batman. Death by design
Kidd, Chip
Tune. Book 1, Vanishing point
Kim, Derek Kirk.
Little White Duck : a childhood in China
Liu, Na
Tiger & Bunny. 1
Nishida, Masafumi
Batgirl. Volume 1, The darkest reflection
Simone, Gail
Curses! foiled again
Yolen, Jane

Peter Panzerfaust. Volume one, The great escape
Wiebe, Kurtis J.

Carly's voice : breaking through autism
Fleischmann, Arthur.
An American bride in Kabul : a memoir
Chesler, Phyllis
Calling Dr. Laura : a graphic memoir
Georges, Nicole J.
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Hillenbrand, Laura
The house of the spirits
Allende, Isabel.
Flowers in the attic
Andrews, V. C.
Petals on the wind
Andrews, V. C. 
The rising
Armstrong, Kelley
The asylum
based on the novels by L.J. Smith and the TV series developed by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec.
The land of painted caves
Auel, Jean M.
Tarzan of the apes
Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Children of the mind
Card, Orson Scott.
Ender in exile
Card, Orson Scott
Ender's game
Card, Orson Scott
Speaker for the dead
Card, Orson Scott.
Super human
Carroll, Michael Owen
Card, Orson Scott.
Cast, P. C.
Cast, P. C.
Cast, P. C.
Cast, P. C.,
Cashore, Kristin.
The fledgling handbook 101
Cast, P. C.
Cast, P. C.,
Cast, P. C.
Cast, P. C.
I am Alice
Delaney, Joseph

Misguided angel
De la Cruz, Melissa
Delaney, Joseph

The tea rose
Donnelly, Jennifer.
How to ruin my teenage life
Elkeles, Simone.
Leaving Paradise
Elkeles, Simone.
Return to Paradise
Elkeles, Simone.
Fisher, Catherine
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Lucky ones
Godbersen, Anna
Gordon, Roderick.
Gordon, Roderick.
Gordon, Roderick.
Gordon, Roderick
Gordon, Roderick
Grant, Michael

A man came out of a door in the mountain : a novel
Harun, Adrianne
High, Linda Oatman
Teeny little grief machines
High, Linda Oatman
The museum of extraordinary things : a novel
Hoffman, Alice
The dragon reborn
Jordan, Robert
The bad place
Koontz, Dean R. 

The darkest evening of the year : a novel
Koontz, Dean R. 

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. Book one, Prodigal son
Koontz, Dean R. 

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. Book three, Dead and alive
Koontz, Dean R. 

Frankenstein. [Book five], Dead town : a novel
Koontz, Dean R. 

Frankenstein. [Book four], Lost souls : a novel
Koontz, Dean R. 

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus
La Fevers, R. L. (Robin L.)
Theodosia and the last pharaoh
La Fevers, R. L. (Robin L.)
Death cloud
Lane, Andy
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Larsson, Stieg
Going vintage
Leavitt, Lindsey
Lyons, CJ
The end games
Martin, T. Michael
Jepp, who defied the stars
Marsh, Katherine
Dead man's walk
McMurtry, Larry.
Mead, Richelle.
Vampire Academy
Mead, Richelle.
Wild rover no more : being the last recorded account of the life and times of Jacky Faber
Meyer, L. A. 
Amber House
Moore, Kelly 
The knife of never letting go
Ness, Patrick
Nix, Garth.
Nevermore : a Maximum Ride novel
Patterson, James
Dancing in my nuddy-pants
Rennison, Louise
A midsummer tights dream
Rennison, Louise

Stop in the name of pants!
Rennison, Louise.
Interview with the vampire
Rice, Anne
Merrick : a novel
Rice, Anne
The vampire Lestat
Rice, Anne
The mark of Athena
Riordan, Rick
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Rowling, J. K.
The Coffin Club
Schreiber, Ellen.
The alchemyst
Scott, Michael

The enchantress
Scott, Michael

The magician
Scott, Michael
The necromancer
Scott, Michael

The sorceress
Scott, Michael

The warlock
Scott, Michael
Shepard, Sara
Shepard, Sara

Shepard, Sara

Pretty little liars
Shepard, Sara

Shepard, Sara
Shepard, Sara

Shepard, Sara

Smith, Alexander Gordon

A tree grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Betty

The case of the bizarre bouquets : an Enola Holmes mystery
Springer, Nancy

The case of the left-handed lady
Springer, Nancy
The case of the missing marquess
Springer, Nancy
The dream thieves
Stiefvater, Maggie

The surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tanigawa, Nagaru
Westerfeld, Scott.
Westerfeld, Scott.
Westerfeld, Scott
Westerfeld, Scott

Save a turkey...feast on books!

posted Nov 14, 2014, 12:50 PM by

New Books in KHS Library

posted Nov 10, 2014, 12:32 PM by

Now I know who my comrades are : voices from the Internet underground

        [ Book ] 302.23 Par     Parker, Emily, 1977-
The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe
        [ Book ] 322.1 Ker      Kertzer, David I., 1948-
Windfall : the booming business of global warming

        [ Book ] 338.47 Fun     Funk, McKenzie,
The thrilling adventure hour : thrilling tales of adventure and supernatural suspense!
        [ Book ] 741.59 Ack     Acker, Ben,
Stickman Odyssey. Book one : an epic doodle
        [ Book ] 741.59 For     Ford, Christopher, 1981-
Stickman Odyssey. Book two : the wrath of Zozimos
        [ Book ] 741.59 For     Ford, Christopher, 1981-
        [ Book ] 741.59 Mec     Mechner, Jordan,
Moro Rogers' City in the desert. 1, The monster problem
        [ Book ] 741.59 Rog     Rogers, Moro,

        [ Book ] 741.59 Yan     Yang, Gene Luen,
        [ Book ] 741.59 Yan     Yang, Gene Luen,
Funny business
        [ Book ] 808.83 Fun     edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by Mac Barnett ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Adam Rex.
Other worlds
        [ Book ] 808.83 Oth     edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by Tom Angleberger [and 9 others] ; with illustrations by Greg Ruth.
        [ Book ] 808.83 Thr     edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by M.T. Anderson ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Brett Helquist.
Guys read : true stories
        [ Book ] 818.6 Guy      edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by Candace Fleming [and nine others] ; with illustrations by Brian Floca.
Beowulf : a new verse translation
        [ Book ] 829.3 Beo      [translated by] Seamus Heaney.
The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of Imperial Russia
        [ Book ] 920 Fle        Fleming, Candace,
Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
        [ Book ] 920 Ott        Ottaviani, Jim,
Hidden like Anne Frank : fourteen true stories of survival
        [ Book ] 920 Pri        Prins, Marcel, 1962-
Little fish : a memoir from a different kind of year
        [ Book ] B Bey  Beyer, Ramsey,
The diary of Anne Frank : the revised critical edition
        [ Book ] B Fra  Frank, Anne, 1929-1945.
Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave
        [ Book ] B Hal  Hall, Shyima,
Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir

        [ Book ] B Mor  Morton, Michael, 1954-
Devil at my heels : a heroic olympian's astonishing story of survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
        [ Book ] B Zam  Zamperini, Louis.
Gates of paradise
        [ Book ] F And  Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.),
Midnight flight
        [ Book ] F And  Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
        [ Book ] F And  Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
Ruin and rising

        [ Book ] F Bar  Bardugo, Leigh,
        [ Book ] F Bec  Becker, Tom.
White space
        [ Book ] F Bic  Bick, Ilsa J.,
Above the East China Sea
        [ Book ] F Bir  Bird, Sarah,
A moment comes
        [ Book ] F Bra  Bradbury, Jennifer,
Prince of Shadows : a novel of Romeo and Juliet

        [ Book ] F Cai  Caine, Rachel,
Hunter : a Super human clash

        [ Book ] F Car  Carroll, Michael Owen, 1966-
A war of gifts : an Ender story

        [ Book ] F Car  Card, Orson Scott.

        [ Book ] F Cas  Cast, P. C.
        [ Book ] F Cas  Cast, P. C.
Graduation day

        [ Book ] F Cha  Charbonneau, Joelle,
Independent study
        [ Book ] F Cha  Charbonneau, Joelle,
The Testing
        [ Book ] F Cha  Charbonneau, Joelle,
The true adventures of Nicolò Zen : a novel
        [ Book ] F Chr  Christopher, Nicholas,
City of heavenly fire
        [ Book ] F Cla  Clare, Cassandra,
Bracelet of bones
        [ Book ] F Cro  Crossley-Holland, Kevin,
The kill order
        [ Book ] F Das  Dashner, James, 1972-
                Published 2012
Deep blue
        [ Book ] F Don  Donnelly, Jennifer,
The wild rose
        [ Book ] F Don  Donnelly, Jennifer.
The city of Ember

        [ Book ] F Dup  DuPrau, Jeanne,

        [ Book ] F Gar  Garcia, Kami,
        [ Book ] F Gor  Gordon, Roderick,
To all the boys I've loved before
        [ Book ] F Han  Han, Jenny,
A breath of frost
        [ Book ] F Har  Harvey, Alyxandra,
Zero moment
        [ Book ] F Har  Harris, M. G. (Maria G.)
The enemy
        [ Book ] F Hig  Higson, Charles, 1958-
                Published 2014
The fallen
        [ Book ] F Hig  Higson, Charles, 1958-
The fear
        [ Book ] F Hig  Higson, Charles, 1958-
        [ Book ] F Hop  Hopkins, Ellen,
        [ Book ] F Lyg  Lyga, Barry,
Death in the air
        [ Book ] F Pea  Peacock, Shane.
Eye of the crow
        [ Book ] F Pea  Peacock, Shane.
After the end
        [ Book ] F Plu  Plum, Amy,
Knocked out by my nunga-nungas : confessions of Georgia Nicolson
        [ Book ] F Ren  Rennison, Louise.
Love is a many trousered thing : confessions of Georgia Nicolson
        [ Book ] F Ren  Rennison, Louise.
The taming of the tights
        [ Book ] F Ren  Rennison, Louise,
        [ Book ] F Sha  Shan, Darren,
The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
        [ Book ] F Tan  Tanigawa, Nagaru.
The sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
        [ Book ] F Tan  Tanigawa, Nagaru.
A time to dance
        [ Book ] F Ven  Venkatraman, Padma,

Teen Read Week Survey

posted Oct 28, 2014, 8:35 AM by

Last week, in celebration of Teen Read Week, we sent out a Young Adult Literature Survey to KHS Students.  Below are the results:

What types of YA (young adult) books do you like to read?

Adventure 844%
Biography 422%
Books that are made into movies or TV shows528%
Comics or Graphic Novels317%
Fantasy 844%
Historical Fiction528%
Pop Culture211%
Realistic Fiction950%
Science Fiction1056%
Short Story Collections211%

Who are the top YA authors that you read?

James Patterson, Rick Riordan, Victoria Forester, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Ellen Hopkins, Stephen King, William Shakespeare, James Dashner, Michelle Hodkin, David Levithan, Simone Elkeles, Darren Shan, Dallas Goldtooth, Cassandra Clare, John Green

What is your favorite non-fiction subject?

Psychology, Mythology, English, History, Science, Paranormal Encounters, Drama, Animals, Sports, Essays on nature, Philosophy

What, if anything, do you dislike about current YA novels being published?

I dislike when books start so slowly that it takes me days to read the first 70 pages.  I'm not a fan of feeling like I'm slogging through a book. 
Some ideas aren't well developed.
Some books have similar themes.
The recurring themes of "girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, tragedy/adventure ensues, girl and/or boy almost die, new boy is introduced, BAM, NOW THERE"S A LOVE TRIANGLE."  
They are not about real things that happen to teens these days.
Less action, romance and fantasy creatures
The romance triangles that seem to be present in most books.
Too much science fiction.
Most have similar plots. 
They all seem to be the same story and I don't feel as though I've learned anything new after I read them.

What, if anything, would you like to see more of in YA novels?

LGBT characters
A meaning and something that tells you to be happy with who you are.
More romance and adventure books like John Green's
Strong female characters that aren't defined by men or who they choose to like. Strong female characters whose main conflict isn't who to date. 
Perfect as they are.
Characters who know what they're doing and use their intelligence without attracting a member of the opposite gender. 
I'd like to see a couple of shape-shifters and more dragons and dungeons and moats.
Taking teen problems more seriously; examining them more closely. 
Stories that end where they begin are nice. 
More love stories.

When you read a book, which formats do you prefer?

Paperback 844%
Audio Book16%
on the computer 211%

Do you read adult titles?

No 1161%

If you chose yes, who are the top three adult authors that you read?

Kent Nerburn, Leonard Peltier, Ray Bradbury, Chuck Hogen, Jane Austen, Anita Shreve, Gillian Flynn, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Catherine Coulter, Karen Marie Moning, J.K. Rowling

For books that are made into movies or TV shows, do you prefer to see the movie/TV show first and then read the book, or vice versa?

I prefer to read the book first.1056%
I prefer to see the show or movie first.528%
I don't have a preference.317%

Do you read YA non-fiction for pleasure?


What type of non-fiction do you enjoy reading?

Other 16%

If you selected "other" in the question above, please specify.

Essays and/or philosophical stories.

What is your favorite book?

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Marley and Me
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan 
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Game by Barry Lyga 
Forged by Fire
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Paper Towns by John Green
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

How do you choose what to read for fun?

My friends are reading it528%
My teacher told us about it528%
I saw it at the library/bookstore1161%
I learned about it online739%
It won an award16%
I like the author844%
I like the subject 1161%
Other 528%

If you chose "other" in the question above please specify.

I look up books and just choose.
I see a movie I like and then I read the book.
If it seems interesting I read it.
It was on sale/free.
Audio books.

What kinds of book would you like to see more of in your school library?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
More realistic fiction rather than fantasy
Well written adventure series
More mature books
Books representing more LGBT characters
Books that are more obscure. Personal favorites of students or teachers
Books that have a message and aren't childish
Realistic fiction and fictional drama
More books about teen struggles
Books like The Unwanteds becasue it has people with certain talents that get sent away for their talents, people that are misunderstood. I want to see more books with action and thrills and romance.  
Series and suspense
More poetry selections

What could help make reading more fun for you?

Better/more fun books at school844%
Having a choice in what I have to read for school950%
Incentives like extra credit or prizes 1161%
Silent reading time in the classroom739%
Easier books 00%
Less pressure from parents/teachers317%
Library programs (author visits/book clubs)950%

If you chose "other" in the question above, please specify.

I love reading anyway.
More time to read (personal problem)

Teen Read Week

posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:55 AM by

In celebration of Teen Read Week, the KHS Library hosted book trivia Jeopardy in the library during both lunches.  Congratulations to the winners:  Madeline Greene and Jeridiah Lewis.

Banned Book Week Mugshots

posted Sep 22, 2014, 7:35 AM by   [ updated Sep 26, 2014, 12:22 PM ]
An Abundance of Katherines
Mrs. McElyea with Their Eyes Were Watching God
A Stranger from a Strange Land
Mr. Dubois with Then Again Maybe I Won't
The Red Badge of Courage
Mrs. Crocker with Of Mice and Men
The Harry Potter Series
The Bluest Eye
The Giver
Mrs. Davis with The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Song of Solomon
An Abundance of Katherines
Animal Farm
Farenheit 451
Then Again Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sister Carrie
Mr. Homeniuk with The Red Badge of Courage
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
A Day No Pigs Would Die and Book Banning
You Can't Read This!
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Book Banning
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The Great Gilly Hopkins
A Day No Pigs Would Die
Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Bridge to Terabithia
Coach Jacobs with Beloved by Toni Morrison
Mrs. Cole with Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Harry Potter Series
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Go Ask Alice
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Mr. Proctor with Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Mrs. Lockman with The Grapes of Wrath 

Banned Book Week

posted Sep 22, 2014, 7:04 AM by

Come by and get your "mugshot" taken with a banned book! #khsbannedbookweek

Bulldog Reading Club

posted Sep 17, 2014, 8:48 AM by

Don't forget about the Bulldog Reading Club.  KHS students can begin checking these books out now.  There are 21 books on the list.  For more information please see the official Bulldog Reading Club page.

40 Book Reading Challenge

posted Sep 17, 2014, 8:42 AM by

This year, the KHS Library is hosting a 40 Book Reading Challenge for all KHS students and staff.  Everyone that completes the challenge will get their name entered into a grand prize drawing for something really cool!  To participate, open up the 40 Book Challenge Reading Log and make a copy of it.  Name the copy your name- 40 Book Challenge Reading Log and start logging those books!  Once your log is completely filled.  Share it back with Mrs. Cole so that she can get you entered into the drawing.  If you have any questions email Mrs. Cole or come by the library!

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