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Welcome to Indian Hills Elementary School’s Library Media Center 

Salt Lake City School Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator.

 

What is Battle of the Books?

Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary form will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books in late winter 2021. Students will compete in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The top four school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2021. The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. There is a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. Students might even discover a new genre type. So keep reading and don't forget to complete the summary. Most of the new Battle books are found on the Sora .  Students use their school student username and password.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Christian (carlynn.christian@slcschools.org).

Battle of the Books

Andrews, Ryan.  This Was Our Pact.  First Second, 2019.

Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster. Amulet Books, 2018.

Barton, Chris. What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? Beach Lane Books, 2018.

Elliott, Zetta, and Geneva B. Dragons in a Bag. Yearling, an Imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2019.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, Book 1).  Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Heidicker, Christian McKay.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes.  Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto Pablo.  Sal & Gabi Break the Universe.  Disney Hyperion, 2019.

Korman, Gordon. The Unteachables. Balzer + Bray, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Lord, Cynthia.  Because of the Rabbit.  Scholastic Press, 2019.

McDunn, Gillian. Caterpillar Summer.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Oppel, Kenneth. Inkling.  Alfred A. Knopf,  2018.

Parry, Rosanne. A Wolf Called Wander. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Roberts, Barbara Carroll.  Nikki on the Line. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Robeson, Teresa. Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom. Sterling Children’s Books, 2019.

Sichol, Lowey Bundy. From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019.

Van Eekhout, Greg. Cog. Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Venkatraman, Padma.  The Bridge Home.  Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.

Wang, Jen.  Stargazing.  First Second, 2019.

White, J.A.  Nightbooks.  Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

Watson, Renee.  Some Places More Than Others.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Christian will be holding office hours at the time below:

Library Hours: 10:00- 11:00

Information for at home learning.

Dear parents and students,

I hope you are all well and able to go outside and enjoy our beautiful spring weather.  I miss my time with students; however, we can still learn important skills and read wonderful books.  I will be posting weekly lesson plans on my New Website for each grade.  These assignments are optional, so feel free to complete as many as you like   Please do not hesitate to reach out to me (carlynn.christian@slcschools.org) if you or your family needs support.

I will also be offering individual research projects for grades 3-6. I will work with students via Teams to guide students to research something within the grade curriculum or an area that matches their interest.  This optional research project should be student driven with support from me. I do not want to add additional responsibilities to parents or classroom teachers. If your student is interested, please have them email me. I think this project would be a great fit for students who are looking for some extended study.  

I hope to see you all very soon,
​Ms. Christian

 

Book List 

 

This list was released recently by The American Library Association (ALA), and The Children's Book Council (CBC) to help guide advanced readers to appropriate, challenging, rigorous books.

 

Sora Reading APP

Students can checkout books using the Sora App.  You can even link the city library collection to your account.  Students use their school username and password.

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