Archive | August, 2013


7 Aug


It’s time for the 2013-2014 Sneak-A-Peek at Woodland Middle School!

So what happens at “Sneak-A-Peek”?  You can meet your child’s teachers, get the bus schedule, sign up for lunch and much more!  This is your opportunity to see the school and get the paperwork out of the way.  Join us for an exciting day!  Please be aware that your teachers are only available during their timeslot – we’re still busy getting the rooms set up!

6th Grade: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7th Grade: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
8th Grade: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

5 Aug

conjuredConjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Eve doesn’t remember anything.  Not her name.  Not how to do everyday things.  But she’s under Witness Protection.  Her life’s in danger and she knows that because Malcom and “Aunt Nikki” keeps telling her.  Sound like a familiar amnesiac story?  Here’s the catch: Eve is fine until she does magic, has a horrifying vision and then her short-term memory resets again.  Days or weeks may pass while Eve loses the memory of it all.  Magic?  But the world doesn’t have magic.  Visions?  Carnivals and the Storyteller and the Magician.  Stressed between the worlds, Eve doesn’t know who to believe or what to think. Zach takes Eve as she comes and for the first time, Eve makes a personal connection.  Part mystery, part thriller, part fairy tale, part romance, part nightmare, the book moves along quickly despite all the strands and they pull together to make a great story. Recommended: Grade 7 & up

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

5 Aug


The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication Date: 2012

Will West has a problem.  The black car is following him. He’s won a scholarship to a super secret school. And someone is wearing his mom’s body like an ill fitting suit. His dad sends  a super secret message telling him to run.   Will can run – fast.  Then Dave keeps popping up to help him. His roommates are incredible and have their own skills.  And people keep trying to kill him.  But Will fights back.  Confused?  Maybe, but the over 500 page book can’t be put down.   It’s sort of a Harry Potter/Michael Vey/Number 4 type of book. The story is fast-paced, exciting and full of twists.  As soon as I finished reading it, I immediately went looking for the sequel – not due to January, 2014.  Arrgghh!

Mark Frost is a co-creator of the weird TV series, Twin Peaks.  His first young adult book is a winner!

Recommended: Grades 6+