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The City of Ember by: Jeanne DuPrau

Imagine what it would be like if you lived in a city underground. It would be a very, very, limited life, right? That's what it's like to live in Ember. It's a grand city that has hundreds of people that don't even know what the sun is! But they survive with 1 light source, the generator. If it's not working, then the city can get 'blackouts' and none of the lights work. But two people believe that there is another city. Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet. As they try to escape Ember, They read a map made by the Builders, but Lina's very sick grandma tears it up. Do Lina and Doon make it out of Ember, or does the evil mayor catch them? Read The City of Ember to find out!

                                                              By Nick

Ancient Rome by Pierre Miquel

The characters are Me (it is a choose your own book), Appius and Caesar.  The setting is Rome, Egypt and Greece.  Last but not least, the plot is that Appius and some other Senators want to kill Caesar but I don't, so when they kill Caesar they get punished by being killed. Reviewed by Mateo

Stolen! by: Wendy Orr

What if you found a stolen pony lost in a park?  If you have, you are like the main charater in this book by Wendy Orr called STOLEN.  This book will set you on a journey about friendship between Amy, Pebbles, and other animals at Rainbow Street Shelter.  Amy is one horse crazy girl who finally learns how to take care of a horse.  If you live and breathe horses like Amy and I, you just might want to checkout this book!                      Reviewed by:  Shay

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Have you ever wondered what the world of fairy tales is like? Well, in the book, School for Good and Evil, every day is a fairy tail. It is magical, funny, and there is a riddle that will keep you turning the pages until the end. You will love this book. I know I did.  My opinion of this book is that it is very fun and you go on lots of adventures. Read this book and your mind will sure be going.      Reviewed by Madison

Kelsy Green Reading Queen by Claudia Mills

Kelsy Green thinks shes the best reader in the class. When she finds out there is a reading contest she's thrilled...until she finds out that Simon has more bookworms than she does.  She plans to take revenge. Find out more by reading  Kelsy Green Reading  Queen. Reviewed by Anna


Do you like to explore?  Well if you do then you would like this book. This story is about a grandpa that is very old but Jake doesn't care.  He loves to explore by himself and with his grandpa.  His Grandpa Billy had always wanted a sod house.  When Billy goes to the hospital you will wonder if he get his sod house and be well.   I think you will love this book just as much as I loved it.  Reviewed by Adelyn

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens

All about this book...
The book was about Baltimore Ravens.The book was about football.Their spot was AFC.They were in the championship against the Patriots.Their QB was Joe Flacco and he was starter.It was his biggest challenge.They went to the Super Bowl a lot. Reviewed By Josh

Big Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce

Have you had BIG problems with friends? Well Nate has. Nate has 2 friends... Francis (aka the neatness king) and Teddy.  Nate once tried to scramble the letters of his name and got N-E-A-T! but Nate is OBVIOUSLY NOT neat. But when Nate's sloppyness goes OVER THE TOP, Francis is in trouble. Will Nate clean up his act... or will he FLIP OUT FIRST? Read Big Nate Flips Out to find out!! Reviewed by Andrew

132 Readers!

Today at our first Lewis and Clark Celebration Assembly of the year, 132 third, fourth, and fifth grade students were recognized for meeting our first reading challenge.  They all read AT LEAST 4 KC3 or Mark Twain nominees by our October deadline.  In addition, they also received 10 extra book check out coupons to use when they wish.

Summer Reading Celebration!

Wow!  LC students spent their summer days reading great books:).  117 kiddos celebrated their summer reading with a huge ice cream party...check out the pics below.

Page Turner's Book Club Begins!

This morning was our first session of Page Turner's Bookclub.  Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (and their siblings) flooded into the library to share their love of reading!  Check out the photos of LC readers enjoying great books.  If your child would like to join us and they are in 3rd-5th grade just have them stop in the library for another permission slip.

Back To School

I love coming back to a brand new school year.  So much has been planned and I look forward to us learning together. Tomorrow is our first day of school, be sure to stop in the library to drop off any books you still have from summer reading or summers school. Please remember to turn in your summer reading lists so you can join us at our first reading celebration.  The library is sporting a new theme again this year...the wild west awaits you.  Check out some pics!

Fundraising For Books!

Thank you to the LC families that donated books or money during our first annual S.O.S. donation program through Bound To Stay Bound book company.  LC Families and friends purchased 11books and donated another $145.00 that went toward the purchase of additional books. This is the first time we have participated in this donation program and were pleased with the results.  So once again, thank you Lewis and Clark community!

You asked for them, we got them!

This year, Mrs. Haynes and I wrote a Liberty School District Foundation Grant called, Kids' Choice. We were thrilled to have it funded.  We asked the kids what they wanted for THEIR library and we in turn purchased specific books, series, and topics THEY were interested in.  Once the books arrived, the books quickly disappeared from the display table...which is exactly what we wanted to happen.

Summer Reading

Each May, our LC students are given the option of checking our 5 or 10 library books to keep and read over the summer.  This is a great opportunity for kids to get books to read and add to their summer reading lists.  Those backpacks can get pretty heavy weighed down with 10 books...but it is so worth it!  Think of the adventures that await the reader!

Visiting Author, Ann Ingalls

Author Ann Ingalls visited LC and talked to our kindergarten and first grade kiddos. Thank you PTA for this oppportunity to share yet another great experience with our LC students.

Reading Celebrations!

We love to celebrate reaching our reading goals!  Below you will see our Caldecott party photos, pictures from the A to Z Mystery party, and MT/KC3 pizza parties.  Way to read LC!


This year, our students spent much for their time answering essential questions. Some of them included...
•Which astronaut made the biggest impact on the Space Program?
•What president would you add to Mount Rushmore?
•What makes someone a hero?
•What natural disaster effects the earth surface and people the most?
•What country would you want to live in if you did not live in the United States?
Below are some photos that find us researching, learning, collaborating, making decisions based on gathered information, learning new technology to work smarter not harder, and presenting what has been learned.

Landmark 2013 Results...

I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break.  I received the results of  Landmark Game 2013...we tied for fourth place!  Way to go 4th and 5th grade researchers.  We will go over the results when we get back to school next week!

Lights on the Nile

Lights on the Nile is an exciting adventure filled with fun. Kepi is kidnapped along with her pet baboon, Babu. They meet many new friends along the way. The kidnappers are not very nice to Kepi. As they travel along city to city and town to town she becomes better friends with the head boater, Menes. Although the other ones may not like her, she mannages to stay strong. I will not tell you about the end. All I'm telling you is that this book is good and you should read it! Reviewed by Ally

Earwig and the Witch

Have you ever wondered about being at a orphanage and getting adopted by a ugly old woman? Well, thats what it's like for Earwig. When Earwig gets adopted by a old woman and a man with horns she doesn't know what to expect.  Does Earwig get turned into a frog or a toad or does she survive and have a perfect life?  Read  Earwig and the Witch to find out.

By Lily

Legends of Zita the Space Girl

Have you ever helped a friend before? Well Zita has. Zita flys into a mysterious planet. When she lands, she sees an angry mob of aliens saying ''We want Zita.''  The aliens think Zita can save the world.  Find out what happens when Zita meets a robot wanting to take her place.  Does the robot help or hurt Zita?  If you like graphic novels, this is the book for you!

Reviewed by Alyssa