New works include young adult series and non-fiction
Last week, several new books arrived in the WHS library.
The process of purchasing new books for the library begins with recommendations from both students and teachers. Brendan Praeger and Laura Delfelder provide most of these recommendations, as the current English teachers at Wabaunsee. Librarian/Media Tech. Heather McCreight then adds books to the list based on suggestions from students throughout the year.
McCreight then researches reviews of each book to find out what they cover. “I usually read the first chapter of each book,” McCreight said, “I look at what the book covers and the different topics included in it.” She also consults Praeger to decide the final list. Once the books are approved, she orders them.
New additions include the Silo series, a self-published dystopian novel about a civilization living in silos following an apocalyptic dust storm. “Station Eleven” is another dystopian novel following a flu outbreak. Non-fiction book “Adrift” tells the story of a man lost at sea and “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” follows one woman’s search for the Golden State Killer. Norse Mythology is a retelling of mythological stories by Neil Gaiman.
“I try to choose books that I’m familiar with that I think the students will enjoy,” English teacher Brendan Praeger said. “I think we have a good selection of classics, but we need to keep up with new books, especially in the non-fiction genre.”
The library budget recently increased to $2,500, which not only covers new books, but also magazines, newspapers and any other supplies the library needs. This shipment of books totaled $677.12.
To recommend your own book or series, simply talk to McCreight and she will add your suggestion to the list.
— Emma Frey, @_emmafrey_, Photo by Kaytlyn Meseke
Recently added books:
11.22.63 by Stephen King
Adrift by Steven Callahan
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
How to be Good by Nick Hornby
Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
United As One by Pittacus Lore
Valley of the Horses by Jean Auel
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
Character is Destiny by John McCain
The Silo Series (Wool, Shift and Dust) by Hugh Howey
Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore
Hello Universe by Entrada Kelly
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Land of the Painted Caves by Jean Auel
Mammoth Hunters by Jean Auel
Plains of Passage by Jean Auel
Rest of Us Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Station Eleven by Emily Mandel
Why Character Matters by John McCain