New October Books

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Oct 272016



Jack-o-lanterns come to life and attack everyone within reach. In order to save their town, the Creeps must team up with Old Lady Bitterwood, a witch.








Christopher Rowe is back, and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this follow-up to The Blackthorn Key.








Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes.








Bruchac delivers a compelling new work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet.

Historical Fiction







Relocation due to climate change is already a reality. By 2050, at least 25 million people will be driven from their homes.








In the midst of controversy, twelve-year old Nella is confronted with an extra second when past and present merge making her realize that the future is up to her.








Sisters Clara and Hailey are conjoined twins. As high school graduation approaches, each must untangle her dreams from her sister’s and figure out what it means to be her own person.








Following one family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow.






All book descriptions are courtesy of Junior Library Guild.

Mr. Forman’s Theology I Project #2

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Oct 202016

the-saints-did-not-all-begin-well-but-they-all-ended-well“Holy Ones = Spiritual Heroes”

Dates to remember:

  • Research Day: October 20.
  • Topic due: October 25.
  • First draft due: November 8.
  • Peer Editing & Review: November 10.
  • Due date: November 17.

Catholic Resources:
American (Saint Info)
New Catholic Encyclopedia (from Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Saint Biographies
Saints E-books
Saints Info
Saint of the Day

Databases (Get the password from Mrs. Muller or Mr. Forman.):
Gale Databases

Books in the Library:

  1. 150 Years of Holy Cross in East Bengal Mission Ed. by R. W. Timm. Published 2003
  2. 39 New Saints you Should Know by Brian O’Neel. Published 2010
  3. Ablaze : Stories of Daring Teen Saints by Colleen Swaim. Published 2011
  4. The Big Book of Women Saints by Sarah Gallick. Published 2007
  5. Brother André : Friend of the Suffering, Apostle of Saint Joseph by Jean Guy Dubuc. Published 2010
  6. Butler’s Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler. Published 1991
  7. Butler’s Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler. Published 1995
  8. Butler’s Lives of the Saints Supplement of New Saints and Blessed by Alban Butler. Published 2005
  9. Faces of Holiness : Modern Saints in Photos and Words by Ann Ball. Published 1998
  10. Forget not Love : the Passion of Maximilian Kolbe by André Frossard. Published 1991
  11. Lives of the Saints : From Mary and St. Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa by Richard P. McBrien, Published 2001
  12. Lives of the Saints you Should Know Volume 1 by Margaret Bunson. Published 1994
  13. Lives of the Saints you Should Know Volume 2 by Margaret Bunson. Published 1994
  14. My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J. Published 2006
  15. Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints by Matthew Bunson. Published 1998
  16. Patron Saints : Saints for Every Member of your Family, Every Profession, Every Ailment, Every Emergency, and even Every Amusement by Thomas J. Craughwell. Published 2011
  17. Real Women, Real Saints : Friends for your Spiritual Journey by Gina Loehr. Published 2008
  18. Saint Maximilian Kolbe : Mary’s Knight by Patricia E. Jablonski. Published 2001
  19. Saint Who? : 39 Holy Unknowns by Brian O’Neel. Published 2012
  20. Saints : Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson. Published 2010
  21. Saints of the Americas : Conversations with 30 saints From 14 Countries by Arturo J. Perez-Rodriguez. Published 2007

If your Spiritual Hero belonged to a religious order, try Googling the order’s website.
“Wikipedia is not a good resource for this project.” — Mr. Forman.

Evaluating information sources

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Oct 182016

This week, the middle school English classes came to the library
to learn how to evaluate information sources, both print and
digital. Here are the links to the question-markinformation we covered.

Evaluating Information – Applying The CRAAP Test
The CRAAP Test Worksheet (not discussed in class, but a great resource!)
Dog Island
Dihydrogen Monoxide