Upper School Media Center Tag

An exciting program that the upper school library/media center offers to the middle school students is the Lamplighter Award Reading Program.  The mission of the program is to encourage middle school students to read books with wholesome values, uplifting characters, and edifying themes that inspire children toward positive goals.  These current books are selected by a committee of readers from participating schools. Students that have read 5 or more Lamplighters are invited to a Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae Lunch in April and then vote for their favorite book.  Each vote is then submitted to the national voting website.  Students...

A fun December idea that was presented to me when my children were little was to wrap a Christmas book for each of the days before Christmas. Over time I accumulated enough books to do this.  Some were small and inexpensive.  But some were notably special. Each night before bed one of my kids would be selected to pick a book out of the basket of wrapped books.  That same child would unwrap the book and we would read it together as a family.  One of the really special books was One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham (illustrated by...

The 2013 Christy Award Finalist in the Suspense category: The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer. Even if legal novels are not your first pick, this novel is worth checking out. The reader will gain a better understanding of the legal system as a result, as well as become captivated by the twists and turns and surprises that this novel presents. The main character, Jamie Brock, is a lawyer that has never plea-bargained in a case. But, she finds herself in a difficult situation that may cause her to reevaluate the principles that have guided her career. Written by Bonnie Thompson,...

I have to admit that at first glance this book would not be my first pick for reading material.  The book cover hints at Middle East warfare and this is an area that I know very little about.  But, every person that I spoke with that had read Lion of Babylon had given it a thumbs up.  Another convincing factor is that book two in the series:  Rare Earth received the 2013 Christy Award for Suspense.  For these two reasons, I found myself reading and being captivated by book one of this series. The main character, Mark Royce, is a...

I recently was privileged to hear John Morris speak at a Creation Science event.  I was reminded of the many wonderful resources that we have in the media center on this topic.  Did you know that one of the main Dewey Decimal call numbers for Creation Science topics is:  231.765?  Parents, students, and faculty members are welcome to browse these resources and learn more about this subject.  Here’s a sampling of the some of the books:  Truth be Told: Exposing the Myth of Evolution by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Peterson, The...