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    Looking for a great read? Try some of these:
    James Patterson's website: ReadKiddoRead. Click HERE to explore this great
    source for great reading suggestions for all grades, age groups and interests.
    Do you want to know the order of the titles in your favorite
    series? Click HERE to find out.
    Attention Teens! Click HERE to explore cool, new books at Teen Reads. Each
    month, you can read about the latest and greatest books and decide which
    ones you want to put on your personal reading list. Learn about the latest
    releases in popular series, and new books by popular authors for teens.
    Discover what happens next to your favorite characters, and meet exciting
    new authors debuting their soon-to-be-famous first books. Examine puzzling
    mysteries, forbidden romances, dystopian fantasies, and frantic escapes.
    Click HERE to access the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder database to find
    Interest Levels, Book Levels and Points Values for books that we don't have in
    the SMS library.
    Click HERE to access our Destiny Library Management System.  Log in with
    your SMS User ID and Password and search the catalog, reserve books from
    anywhere, search for websites with Web Path Express, write book reviews
    and more! Be sure to click "St. Matthias School" before clicking the login


    o Click HERE to read the Parents Guide To Accelerated Reader program.
    o Click HERE to read the Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader Home
    Connect program.
    o Click HERE to log in to Renaissance Place Home Connect. It allows the
    teacher, you and your child to share information about your child's
    progress in Accelerated Reader. You can use your child's user ID and
    Password to log in.


  • Unstoppable : true stories of amazing bionic animals

    by Nancy Furstinger Year Published: 2017

    From the Publisher

    Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed legs, but with the help of a
    wheelchair made of construction toys, he's become a hero to people with similar challenges.

    Nancy Furstinger profiles Chris P. Bacon and many other animals
    inUnstoppable--all of whom are making their way around with the help of
    prosthetics, braces, orthotics and wheelchairs! Readers will meet the
    caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families that help to make recovery possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.
    (Interest Level: MG - Grades 4-8; Book Level: 7.7; AR Pts.: 2.0

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  • Knights of the Lunch Table - The Dodgeball Chronicles

    by Frank Cammuso Year Published:

    From Follett

    Artie King's hopes for easing into life at Camelot Middle School are dashed when he opens mysterious locker filled with useful, wonderful items and is pulled into a do-or-die dodgeball game that pits Artie and his friends against the school's toughest kids.

    (Interest Level: MG - Grades 4-8; Book Level: 2.2; AR Pts.: 1.0

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  • Projekt 1065

    by Alan Gratz Year Published:

    From the Publisher

    Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Alan Gratz returns with another gripping World War II story, this time about a spy in the Hitler Youth.

    It's the height of World War II. Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book-burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service. When Michael is tasked to find out more about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -even if it means risking the lives of his family... and himself.

    Acclaimed author Alan Gratz delivers a heart-pounding, action-packed tale of political intrigue, betrayal, and survival.

    (Interest Level: MG+ - Upper Middle Grades (6 and up); Book Level: 5.3; AR Pts.: 10.0

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