We'd like to thank the AMC volunteers who work so tirelessly throughout the 2011-2012 school year to organize book donations for the Mellon Library. A special thanks to Co-chair & Treasurer Michelle Guralnick who has worked for many years with the AMC in leadership positions. We also owe a special thanks to Judith Morrissey, Sue Cielinski and Molly Ashford who worked on AMC for many years.
Co-chair Michelle Guralnick Melissa Janssen
Database Judith Morrissey
Publications Sue Cielinski
Webmaster Liz Bengis
Volunteer Organizer Molly Ashford
Committee Members Leslie Herron Anne Spar Marie Ware Monica Ruiz-Noriega Sara Carpenter Kim Kotov Rochelle Larson Karina Kalb
Check out our summer reading lists under Suggested Reading. Middle School lists give a wide range of books from new titles to classics, fiction to non-fiction. Teachers will talk to students about these lists before the end of the year.
The High School English teachers created this year's HS list, and again, teachers will talk to their students about the reading requirements for summer.
If you have any questions about the books, please let us know... and don't forget to stop by the Mellon Library for summer checkout starting June 6.
The Children's Bookshop will be at ASL selling books by this year's Bergeron Fellow, Kevin Crossley-Holland. Although he will work mostly with students in grades 5 and 6, Kevin Crossley-Holland will speak to all Middle School and High School students and the community at large during his visit.
Monday, 27th February
All day in the main lobby at the Waverley Place entrance
From 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room during the Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 5th March
Morning until end of MS lunch outside the School Center
Wednesday, 7th March
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mellon Library for the Bergeron Fellowship lecture
The following titles will be on sale:
Bracelet of Bones - £6.99 Arthur, The Seeing Stone - £6.99 King of the Middle March - £6.99 At the Crossing Places - £6.99 Gatty's Tale - £7.99 Waterslain Angels - £6.99 Short - £5.99 Short Too! - £5.99 Storm - £4.99 Thor & the Master of Magic - £5.99 Anglo-Saxon World - £7.99 Beowulf - £6.99
Just in time for Chinese New Year, Hong Kong-based author Sarah Brennan will speak to Grade 6 and Grade 3 students on 26 January about her best-selling series, Chinese Calendar Tales. Her mission "is to bring Chinese culture, history and landscape to young English speakers everywhere through humor, verse and funny illustrations."
Sarah's books are known not just for their great writing (she's been called "Hong Kong's answer to Dr. Seuss") but also the great illustrations by cartoonist Harry Harrison.
Those interested in purchasing books should see Ms. Field for details or download and complete the attached form. Five titles in the Chinese Calendar Tales series will be available for £6.99 each. Although orders will be placed after her visit, Sarah will sign bookplates for these purchases during her time here.
For more information about the author, visit her website and blog.
The author of this year's MS Community Read will visit ASL on Thursday, 3 November. Beverley Naidoo will meet with all teachers and students in the morning and then with smaller groups throughout the day. In the evening, from 6:30 to 7:30, she will speak to parents in the Mellon Library. There will be a book signing beginning at 6 p.m. and again afterward.
Books will be on sale in the MS office throughout the day starting at morning break. Naidoo will sign books for students who would like to meet her individually from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in the Middle School.
The Children's Bookshop will have the following titles available for sale:
Web Of Lies (sequel to Other Side of Truth) £6.99 No Turning Back £6.99 Out of Bounds £6.99 Burn My Heart £6.99 Journey to Jo'burg £5.99
For the parents in the evening session, her books for younger children will also be on sale: S is for South Africa and Aesop's Fables, as well as a selection of books by other authors that she will recommend for reading with teenagers.
This Halloween, Monday the 31st October the Mellon Library's introducing a candy-clad plan that will delight all. On the occasion you check out a book (and genuinely read it!) you'll have a lovely piece of candy bestowed upon your intellectual self.
It's a win-win situation; you dive into the silky pages whilst tantalizing your tastebuds...and you shall be haunted by empty wrappers if you don't.