You bring the food, we’ll waive the fines.

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Have overdue fines?

 

Bring in canned food or non-perishable items and Ms. Llera will waive your fines.

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Sync-Free audio book downloads

Every summer Sync offers a huge selection of free downloadable audio books for teens.

Click here for a complete list.

Highlights include:

June 6 – June 12, 2013
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (HarperAudio)

July 25 – July 31, 2013
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, read by Charlie McWade (Scholastic Audiobooks)

and more!

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Sayreville Middle School’s Book Club

6th Grade

The Incorrigible children actually were.

Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners in time for the holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

For some fun games about the book and the series click here.

 

7th Grade

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren’t really one thing or the other.

8th Grade

Ned Begay is transplanted from his family’s home at the age of six, and sent to a boarding school to learn English and the “American” way of life. There he is given a new name and clothes and forbidden to speak his native language Navajo. When he is 16, he is recruited to join the Marines, and shortly afterwards he enlists and is sent to boot camp. He discovers that his Navajo language, which he has been using only in secret for years, is the secret weapon that the U.S. is using in their war against the Japanese. As a Navajo code talker, Ned is able to use his native language to save countless American lives, and his experiences in the Pacific-from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima to Okinawa-change him forever.

 

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VOTE! For your favorite books!

Vote for your favorite books here.

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Compliments Page

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CHILDREN’S WORLD MAP COMPETITION

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You and your friends could win prizes and be selected as one of six national winners who will represent the USA in the Competition in Dresden, Germany, next summer. Your map will be displayed along with maps from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Ask your teachers about making a map to be entered into the competition – they can tell you more.

The theme of the 2013 competition is “My Place in Today’s World”. Youth cartographers can bring their own creativity into their project, as maps may be illustrated in any way, using pictures, drawings, words, objects, or other graphical elements. So have your students get out the paint brushes, pencils, chisels, leaves, recycled materials–YOU pick your own materials–and start working on their maps today!

Rules can be found here.

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Maureen Johnson Tour-Watchung NJ

Love Maureen Johnson?

Author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Name of the Star? Catch her on Tuesday at Watchung Booksellers, please call them in advance to register.

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More details here.

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