Got Books? Summer Reading 2015

Read a Book

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It is of utmost importance that students continue to read and engage their minds throughout the summer. What an ideal time to explore local libraries and book stores and to challenge oneself to delve into new subjects, genres, and authors. If you need a little bit more guidance, check out the suggested reading lists below and peruse our website for additional suggestions. Also remember that ebooks and audiobooks are available for check out throughout the summer. Simply log in to Destiny using your username and password in order to access our digital resources. (If you can’t remember how to do this, check out the Destiny tab linked above for detailed instructions.) Lastly, be sure to check out the Resources tab above for even more book suggestions.


CCSD Suggested Summer Reading List for Middle & High Schools

Cobb County Department of Library Media

Cobb County Public Library

Get Georgia Reading

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Cobb County CollaboratesThe Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department is once again partnering with Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries and Marietta City Schools for our summer reading programs! The theme this year is “Every Hero has a Story” for grades K-5 and “Unmask” for grades 6-12. The public libraries are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!

In lieu of reading logs, our schools have signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! With your help, we can do it.

As kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories written by bestselling authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.

The fun begins on May 4, 2015, and the school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from a bestselling children’s book author and will be featured in The 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records.

Learn more at Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

If your child forgets his or her summer reading username, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Have a wonderful summer!


Note: This is an optional opportunity provided by Scholastic and supported by the Cobb County School District. Students are encouraged but not required to participate.


7th Social Studies: Important Events and People

Mrs. Danowski’s and Ms. Huffman’s 7th Grade Social Studies classes and the media center are partnering to extend students’ understanding of significant people and events studied this school year. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker will be guiding students through their research via the following has created a Glogster Pathfinder to guide students, through the research process.

In addition to the 7th grade Social Studies standards covered via the lesson content, the following ISTE Standards and Standards for the 21st Century Learner are also covered per Mrs. Baker’s contribution to the unit.

ISTE Standards: 1. a, b.; 2. b; 3. b, c.; 4. d; 5; 6 a., b., c., d.

Standards for the 21st Century Learner:  1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.8; 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.6, 1.2.7; 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.5; 1.4.4; 2.1.1., 2.1.2., 2.1.3., 2.1.4., 2.2.1., 2.2.4., 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6; 3.2.1