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Battle of the Books 2021-22 Tentative Titles »

This list will be finalized in September, but why not begin reading now? Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe If I Stay by Gayle Forman Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Anderson Steelheart by […]

Free Audiobooks from AudioFile »

Free audiobook downloads are once again available at  https://www.audiobooksync.com/ .This is a sweet deal for anyone who enjoys professionally-narrated literature.  SYCN gives you access to two titles each week during the summer. You may download and keep them forever but you only have a one week in which to retrieve them from the website.  You may also […]

Summer Audio Books: SYNC »

Listen to books all summer with free audiobook downloads from AudioFile magazine.  Install the OverDrive app on your laptop or other device, and you’re good to go.  Each pair of titles is available for only one week, so download them when you can and listen later. Listen to clips of every book here.     […]

Freshman Summer Reading Challenge »

Who:  Any incoming freshman What:  One new-to-you Charles Dickens novel or a collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries (five or more) Where:  Anywhere When: This summer How:  It’s simple.  Find the book or recording that meets the requirements. Read it or listen to it.  Add a comment to this post telling me […]

Thoughts for Summer »

“I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television. When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habits is something like being a champion weightlifter. […]

EBooks are Now Available »

  Do you like to read eBooks on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader? Homer High students and staff may now check out titles from the new Overdrive platform at the following URL: http://kpbsdhs.lib.overdrive.com Log in using your school district ID number and usual password. Check out titles and waitlist more. (Staff, use your […]

Summer Reading »

Summer “Reading”    … on a boat …in a tent …under the Midnight Sun …on the Alaska Highway …at Grandma’s house “Outside”     Caution:   There will be NO quiz!   NO book report!   NO essay!      My recommendation today is audiobooks from Lit2Go at the University of South Florida, found on iTunes as USF […]