The PTO is sponsoring author, James Klise, who will host a writer’s workshops in our 7th and 8th grade Literacy Block classes on February 26th and 27th. He is an Illinois YA author who was born and raised in Peoria. He attended college in Washington, DC, and graduate school in Columbia, Missouri. He also earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Bennington College in Vermont. Mr. Klise sold his first short story in 1996. He currently works as a high school librarian in Chicago and has published two books (“Love Drugged” and “The Art of Secrets”) for which he has won several awards.
If you are looking for a few good books to read, you should browse through the wonderful books on the 2018 Rebecca Caudill List.
Beneath by Roland Smith
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda
The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown (GRAHIC NOVEL)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Students and staff of Central School can easily download AUDIO and eBOOKS from the Central CLC to their iPad, laptop, or any device.
1. Download the app Destiny Discover onto your device (from Self-Service, App Store or Google Play).
2. Add Location: Illinois and School: Central School Library, Glencoe, IL
3. Login into Destiny Discover with your Username=CLC code (see Mrs. Meyer if you are unsure of your code) and the password=glencoe.
You are now connected! You may search and use the audiobooks and ebooks available from our CLC!