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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tilt - Our Virtual Book Club Meeting from Oct 17

We had our virtual book club tonight.  Out of the eight or so students who signed up, we had Sydney D., Brook N., Liz, T., and Delaney M.  actually come. We also had myself and Mrs. Melanie Dillard,  your DHS librarians, Miss Ericka Hammet, the DHS Library clerk, and Mrs. Lori Willis-Richards, our USC-SLIS Intern. We had a great time.

The virtual book club is considered virtual, mainly because we meet online with a number of other schools. We had hoped author Ellen Hopkins would get to come in virtually to talk with the groups about the book Tilt, but alas, that didnt happen.  But the kids managed to talk about the main characters in the book, and then decide who they were most like.  It was interesting to see that our kids loved the book, but didnt really feel like they would have made some of the same choices (mostly bad choices) the characters had made.  That makes me so proud of these girls!

We haven't selected another title yet, but that is coming!

See our pics!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

ZOMBIES @ Your DHS Library!!

Yes, we have Zombie books.  Come by and check one out!!

Dorman High’s Zombie Books

001.9 Bal
Ballinger, Erich. Monster manual : a complete guide to your favorite creatures. Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 1994.
Investigate the world of real-life monsters--dinosaurs--and read reports of aliens on Earth.
001.9 GEE
Gee, Joshua. Encyclopedia horrifica : the terrifying truth! about vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more. New York : Scholastic, c2007.
A collection of interviews, rare images, and eyewitness accounts of paranormal and unexplained phenomena, with topics ranging from UFOs to psychic activity and sea monsters.
001.944 SIE
Sievert, Terri. The Loch Ness monster. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2005.
Provides information about Loch Ness, a lake in the hills of northern Scotland, looks at the history of sightings of a strange animal in the lake, and discusses modern-day attempts to use technology to prove the existence of the so-called Loch Ness monster.
398 KRE
Krensky, Stephen. The bogeyman. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner, c2008.
Things that go bump in the night -- Bogeymen through the ages -- Bogeymen in print -- Slicers and dicers. Describes versions of the bogeyman in legend, lore, literature, and film and includes annotated lists of related Web sites and movies.
398 KRE
Krensky, Stephen. Zombies. Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, c2008.
Back from the dead -- Zombies old and new -- Are zombies for real? -- Spotlight on zombies. Describes beliefs about zombies in various cultures and explores their history in popular culture, discussing novels, movies, and television.
398 STE
Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-. Vampires, zombies, and shape-shifters. New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2008.
Vampires : preying on the living -- Zombies : the walking dead -- Werewolves and shape-shifters : the beast within. Explores folklore and facts connected with vampires, zombies, and shape-shifters, looking at traditional beliefs, as well as scientific explanations for stories of the undead.
646.7 FOS
Foster, Juliana. The girls' book : how to be the best at everything. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic, 2007.
A book of activities for girls that provides step-by-step instructions for everything from strumming a guitar, eating with chopsticks, and making a camp in the wilderness to coping when zombies attack and surviving an alien invasion.
741.5 HOS
Hoshino, Katsura. D. Gray-man. Shonen Jump advanced manga ed. San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2010].
Komui must stop an experimental virus of his own creation from continuing to turn members of the Black Order into zombies, but a vengeful spirit keeps hindering his efforts.
FIC Anthony, Piers
Anthony, Piers. Zombie lover. 1st ed. New York : Tor :, 1998.
Breanna, a beautiful, brassy young girl who has the power to see in the darkness, must use all her worldly wiles to escape the attentions of King Xeth, the decomposed ruler of Zombies in the magical land of Xanth.
FIC Ashby, Amanda
Ashby, Amanda. Zombie queen of Newbury High. New York : Speak, 2008.
While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.
Ford, Michael Thomas. Z. 1st ed. New York : HarperTeen, c2010.
In the year 2032, after a virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, Josh is invited to join an underground gaming society, where the gamers hunt zombies and the action is more dangerous than it seems.
FIC Hartinger, Brent
Hartinger, Brent. Split screen : attack of the soul-sucking brain zombies ; Split screen : bride of the soul-sucking brain zombies. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2007.
Contains two stories, told in flip book format, in which friends Russel and Min see the same events from different perspectives as they work together as extras in a zombie film, while Russel deals with his parents' reaction to the news that he is gay, as well as the return of an old boyfriend, and Min struggles to accept her girlfriend's decision not to come out.
FIC Heinlein, Robert A.
Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988. The fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein. New York : Tor, 1999.
Magic, Inc. -- And he built a crooked house -- They -- Waldo -- The unpleasant profession of Jonathan Hoag -- Our fair city -- The man who traveled in elephants -- All you zombies. A collection of fantasy short stories by Robert Heinlein.
Higson, Charles, 1958-. The enemy. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Hyperion, 2010, c2009.
A group of young survivors is offered safety from the roaming packs of zombie-like adults in Buckingham Palace, but, even after they survive their perilous journey through London, the teens arrive only to find their fight is far from over.
Holt, K. A. Brains for lunch : a zombie novel in haiku?! 1st ed. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
Loeb, a zombie in middle school who has a crush on a regular human girl, tries to transcend stereotypes by competing in a haiku competition to make a good impression.
FIC James, Brian
James, Brian, 1976-. Zombie blondes. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008.
Each time fifteen-year-old Hannah and her out-of-work father move she has some fears about making friends, but a classmate warns her that in Maplecrest, Vermont, the cheerleaders really are monsters.
FIC Jay, Stacey
Jay, Stacey. Undead much. New York : Razorbill, 2010.
Sixteen-year-old Megan Berry learns the secret of why she is such a powerful Settler, gets help from a new friend in battling a siege from a zombie army, and tries to reach second base with her boyfriend, Ethan.
FIC Jay, Stacey
Jay, Stacey. You are so undead to me. New York : Razorbill, c2009.
Megan Berry, a Carol, Arkansas, high school student who can communicate with the Undead, must team up with her childhood friend Ethan to save homecoming from an army of flesh-hungry zombies.
Maberry, Jonathan. Rot & Ruin. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2010.
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
FIC Martinez, A. Lee
Martinez, A. Lee. Gil's All Fright Diner. New York : Tor, c2005.
Earl and Duke stop in at a roadside diner in Rockwood County, and Loretta, the cafe's owner asks them to help solve the zombie problem that is troubling the local town.
Ryan, Carrie. The dead-tossed waves. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
Gabry lives a quiet life in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, hemmed in by the dead who hunger for the living, but her mother Mary's secrets, a cult of religious zealots who worship the dead, and a stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry threaten to destroy her world.
Ryan, Carrie. The Forest of Hands and Teeth. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Selzer, Adam. I kissed a zombie, and I liked it. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010.
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.
FIC Sleator, William
Sleator, William. The boy who couldn't die. New York : Amulet, 2004.
When his best friend dies in a plane crash, sixteen-year-old Ken has a ritual performed that will make him invulnerable, but soon learns that he had good reason to be suspicious of the woman he paid to lock his soul away.
St. Crow, Lili. Strange angels. New York : Razorbill, c2009.
Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson travels from town to town with her father, who hunts "strange" creatures, but when he is turned into a zombie, Dru goes on the run with her friends Grave--freshly bitten by a werewolf--and Christophe--a half-human vampire hunter--to save herself.
FIC Waters, Dan
Waters, Dan, 1969-. Generation dead. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2008.
When dead teenagers who have come back to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon, and when she starts dating a "living impaired" boy, they encounter prejudice, fear, and hatred.
Waters, Daniel, 1969-. Kiss of life. 1st Hyperion pbk. ed. New York : Hyperion, 2010, c2009.
The undead population of Oakville band together in a group called the Sons of Remero, hoping to defy segregation, and when Phoebe Kendall, who is alive, realizes she has feelings for a zombie, her friend Adam is murdered and returns from the grave, leading to a bizarre love triangle.
SC Tre
Treviño, Jesús Salvador. The fabulous sink hole, and other stories. Houston, Tex. : Arté Público Press, 1995.
The fabulous sinkhole -- Last night of the Mariachi -- An unusual malady -- The return of Pancho Villa -- Attack of the lowrider zombies -- The great pyramid of Aztlán. A collection of short stories by Treviño that give an offbeat, magically real and at times raucous vision of life in the barrios of the fictional town of Arroyo Grande, Texas.
Zombies vs. unicorns. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2010.
The highest justice / by Garth Nix -- Love will tear us apart / by Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Purity test / by Naomi Novik -- Bougainvillea / by Carrie Ryan -- A thousand flowers / by Margo Lanagan -- The children of the revolution / by Maureen Johnson -- The care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn / by Diana Peterfreund -- Inoculata / by Scott Westerfeld -- Princess prettypants / by Meg Cabot -- Cold hands / by Cassandra Clare -- The third virgin / by Kathleen Duey -- Prom night / by Libba Bray. Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dystopian Novels

If you liked the Hunger Games Trilogy (and even if you didn’t) check out these exciting and faced-paced Dystopian novels.  All of these books are available in your Dorman Library. 

Provided to you by Lori Willis-Richards USC SLIS Intern