Keep Reading with Webster READS!

Dear Students and Parents,

Lots of you will spend your summer relaxing and participating in activities you enjoy.  We hope reading will be among those.  Be sure to take advantage of the district-wide Webster READS! Program so that your time spent reading can be recognized and rewarded at Hixson Middle School next fall.  Also, all area public libraries are offering incentive reading programs, with  prizes and fun activities.  You can list any books read for one of those programs on the Webster READS form, also (click the link and print the form or stop by the Hixson office to pick one up).

You might even get a head start on reading books from one of the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) book awards lists.  The Truman Readers Award is for books written especially for students in grades six through eight. The nominated books reflect the range of interests, reading levels, and even maturity levels found at middle school. 

Truman 2013-14 Reader Award Nominees

Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Lu, Marie. Legend
Flinn, Alex. Cloaked
Evans, Richard Paul. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Hirsch, Jeff. The Eleventh Plague
Rorby, Ginny. Lost in the River of Grass
Johnson, Maureen. The Name of the Star
Stephens, John. The Emerald Atlas
Jones, Traci L. Silhouetted by the Blue
Van Draanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream
Kogler, Jennifer Anne. The Death Catchers
Wells, Robinson E. Variant

In addition, you can use the Library link to access the Destiny Quest Library Catalog page. We have Resource Lists posted with many reading suggestions or you can ask for ideas at your local public library. Happy summer and happy reading!

                                                                        JoAnne Williams
                                                                        Hixson Middle School

                                                                        Library Media Specialist