Thanks for taking a moment to read about the newest audiobooks in our OverDrive lending library, the best new books to read, Great Lives from History: 2000-2016, November’s Top Three books, and more! Just click on the image for all of November’s news worth checking out!
After you’ve had something good to eat for Thanksgiving dinner, don’t forget to fill up your OverDrive app with something good to READ! We’ve just added THIRTY brand new titles to Ridley High School’s OverDrive collection, including the newly crowned National Book Award winner, two uniquely wonderful graphic novels, new books by favorite authors such as Miranda Kenneally and Joe Hill, and so much more!
- All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
- Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
- Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature)
- Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges
- Hooper by Geoff Herbach
- Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
- Odd & True by Cat Winters
- Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse, sample, and borrow our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Hip Historical Fiction, Good Sports, and “Crossover” Novels! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Library merchandise is a great way to show off your Ridley pride, keep plastic bags and disposable cups out of landfills, and support the library all at the same time! Stop by the library anytime to pick up your choice of our ceramic mugs, tote bag, insulated lunch box, or 30-ounce water bottle. Everything is just $5 each!
Thanks for taking a moment to read about brand new books for teachers in our Professional Reading section, the latest library merchandise, October’s Top Three books, and some great reads going from the bookshelf to the big screen!
Just click on the image for all of October’s news worth checking out!
Start every day off right with a NEW Ridley High School Library mug full of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! The library has 9-ounce ceramic mugs that will show off your Ridley pride, keep disposable cups out of landfills, and support the library all at the same time! These mugs (which happen to be the perfect size for a freshly brewed cup o’ Keurig) are just $5, and they’re available NOW in the library! Stop by anytime and say “Yes, please!” to new library merch’!
Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the brand new audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:
- Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
- Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis
- A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Visit rhslibrary.lib.overdrive.com to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Listen Up! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.
Alexander Hamilton: founding father, familiar face on the $10 bill, subject of a musical you might have heard of, and now the star of his own graphic history:The biography opens with Hamilton’s childhood in the West Indies, where he grew up the “bastard brat of a Scotch pedlar” (thanks, John Adams). Essentially orphaned, Hamilton departed for America after St. Croix’s prominent citizens raised money to fund his education. Alexander Hamilton never looked back. He went on to serve alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War before becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury (and full-time thorn in the side of Thomas Jefferson). He also repeatedly crossed paths with and developed a profound contempt for Aaron Burr, who ultimately challenged his rival to the duel that ended Hamilton’s life.
Alexander Hamilton casts a wide historical net, covering plenty of background information on the philosophical origins of democracy, the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the creation of the Constitution, and more. Jonathan Hennessey’s exposition-heavy style of narration may deter readers who are hoping for a Hamilton highlight reel. This is, instead, a rigorously-researched factual biography, and the text’s challenges occasionally outweigh its rewards. On the other hand, Justin Greenwood’s vibrant, energetic artwork will hold the reader’s interest on every page. Overall, Alexander Hamilton is an engaging tour through the life and times of one of the Revolutionary Era’s most well-known but somehow unknowable figures, a man who “straddles history and myth.”
Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review!