Click'd- Tamara Ireland Stone Allie created an amazing app at Code Girls summer camp. She can't wait to share her app, CLICK'D with her friends. It sends users on a fun scavenger hunt to find new friends. The app is a hit until a glitch starts to expose secrets from the users. Can Allie fix her app in time for the youth coding competition? Will her friends ever forgive her?
Forget Me Not - Ellie Terry Calliope June is the new girl... again. A girl with Tourette Syndrome, she tries to hide the funny faces and noises she can't help but make. Before long, the other kids notice Calliope is different. Her neighbor, the popular student body president, sees the real her. She is interesting and a true friend. Is he willing to let others see their friendship? * We have an E-Book
Greetings From Witness Protection - Jake Burt Being in and out of foster homes can be tough. For Nikki, it gets a lot tougher when the US marshals place her with a family to pose as their daughter while they're in Witness Protection. Nikki will need to use her wit and street smarts to help keep the family safe, if only her new "brother" wasn't making it so hard! * We have an E-Book
Hideout - Watt Key Sam uses his fishing boat to explore the forbidden swampy bayou of his home when he discovers another boy, mysteriously alone, repairing an abandoned cabin deep in the woods. Sam becomes entangled in his own efforts to help the boy, but it leads to telling small lies that only get bigger as the danger increases. * We have an E-Book
Lost Boys - Darcey Rosenblatt It's 1982 and joining Iran's war effort - despite the glorious promises made to enlistees - is the last thing Reza wants. But life and his mother see things much differently. As Reza faces the violence of war and struggles to survive Iraq's POW camp, he relies on the peaceful power of music to keep him alive. * We have an E-Book
Piecing Me Together - Renee Watson Jade is hopeful that attending a mostly-white private school is going to help her succeed. After being passed over for the study-abroad program and placed in a mentorship program, Jade feels resentful. She is tired of feeling like she is not good enough. Why can't she be seen for who she truly is - bold, brave, beautiful, and a brilliant artist.
Refugee - Alan Gratz Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud seek refuge from the violence, political unrest, and destruction in their countries. Whether it's Josef fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930's, Isabel leaving Cuba in 1994, or Mahmoud setting out from Syria in 2015, each journey is full of hardship, danger, and uncertainty as their families move towards the hope of a better future. * We have an E-Book
Renegades - Marissa Meyer In a world where special abilities make you a hero or a villain, Nova has her reasons for hating the heroic Renegades. Those reasons drive her to make plans to assassinate their leader. Nova is ready to launch her plans, but will she be able to overcome the extraordinary powers the Renegades wield? * We have an E-Book
Restart - Gordon Korman Chase has always been the school bully. The summer before 8th grade, Chase falls off a roof, gets amnesia, and forgets he was the school bully. Now he is interested in the things he used to bully kids for. Is it possible to start over and become someone new? * We have an E-Book
Rosemarked - Livia Blackburne Zivah, a village healer, falls ill with the deadly disease, Rose Plague. Dineas is from the rebel army and has survived the Rose Plague but is struggling to recover from being a prisoner. The two will join together to spy on the enemy, but as they grow closer, will they survive their own deception?
The Trail - Meika Hashimoto Toby and his friend Lucas made a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there. Toby decides to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means the ultimate test of survival. * We have an E-Book * Book trailer by Karsyn McDaniel
To Catch a Killer - Sheryl Scarborough When she was a toddler, Erin Blake survived alone with her mother's dead body for 3 days. Now as a teenager, she has just found another dead body. Convinced that her mother's murderer has struck again, Erin sets out to use forensic science to uncover the truth with the help of her friends and her uncle from the FBI. * We have an E-Book
The 2018-2019 Missouri Truman Award Winners were:
First Place - Projekt 1065
Second Place - Girl I Used to Be Third Place - Ruined
West Middle's 2018-2019 Truman Winners: 1st Place - Ruined 2nd Place tie - Projekt 1065 3rd Place - Girl I Used to Be
TRUMAN PROGRAM NUTS AND BOLTS
WHO? Everyone at WMS can participate in the program. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders read the Truman Nominees.
WHAT? This is a program where students read from a selected list of 12 books that cover a wide variety of genres. After reading the book, students take a 10 question multiple choice computer quiz over the book in the library. Each time a student passes a quiz, they earn a sticker for their chart and get a sweet treat. If four or more books are read by the first week of March, students get invited to a Pizza Party to vote for the book they liked best.
WHERE? The students can check out these titles from the WMS Library, classroom libraries, the St. Charles City-County Library, on mobile devices, etc. It all counts as long as you read the book and can pass the quiz. The quizzes can be taken in the WMS Library.
WHEN? The goal is to read four or more titles by the first week of March to get to vote and attend the Pizza Party.
WHY? Why would you want to participate? You get to read great books, eat free pizza from the outside world, and earn great prizes!
HOW? Come to the WMS Library and we will help get you started today!
**Students who read all twelve nominees on the list by May 8th will receive a certificate at the end-of-the-year awards assembly, and an extra prize!