2018-2019 Book Clubs
The DHMS Library sponsors many book clubs to meet a variety of reading needs.
Clubs meet during ELT (first period), during lunch, and after school. Please contact Ms. Kochel if you are interested in joining one of these clubs.
See our 2016-2017 Book Club Activities Here * See our 2017-2018 Book Club Activities Here
Overbooked, our after school book club, is open to all students. We meet on Wednesdays after school from 4-5 p.m. Once a month we discuss a book, and the other weeks we promote reading, play games, and do other fun book-related activities. Club sponsors are Ms. Kochel (librarian) and Ms. Mitchell (6th language arts) and Ms. Liebman (8th language arts).
Sept. 5: First Meeting
Sept. 12: Get first books/You-Me-Left-Right Name Game
Sept. 19: Genrification Project--Flipgrid Videos
Sept. 26: Flipgrid video creation
Oct. 3: No Book Club--Fall Break Starts
Oct. 10: First book discussions: Maze Runner, City of Ember (novel or graphic novel)
Oct. 17: Game Day and new book and photo for T-shirts and FlipGrid videos
Oct. 24: Author Presentation: Shelli Johannes Wells
Oct. 31: Scary Story Writing
The 7 Wonders Book Club, led by Ms. Jennifer Green, is in its 2nd year at DHMS. This group of 8th graders is planning to stick together all the way through until 12th grade!
Sept. 28: Refugee by Alan Gratz
Oct. 26: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Nov. March Book 1 by John Lewis, Nate Powell, Andrew Aydin
Dec. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Sixth Grade CLubs
We have 5 sixth grade book clubs that meet monthly during ELT.
Sept. 20: First meeting in Library
List of possible books
October 16: 2nd meeting
Oct. 11: Ghost Boy by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Oct. 19: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Oct. 25: Red Queen
Fantastic Five (Graphic Novels group)
Sept. 27: The Last Kids in the Universe
Oct 16: Stormbreaker and Brave
The Royal Doughnuts are a group of English Language Learners that meets every Wednesday during ELT with Ms. Sharon Waters and Ms. Janet Turner.
September: Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Next book: Hi Lo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Seventh Grade Clubs
We have 4 different 7th grade Lunch Bunch book clubs that meet monthly. It's never too late to join. Book Club names coming soon.
Sept. 11: Legend (graphic novel)
Oct. 9: Ms. Marvel (graphic novel)
Fire Books - Led by Ms. Kay Johnson
Sept. 13: Pashmina (graphic novel)
Oct. 11: Brave (graphic novel)
Nov.: Maze Runner by James Dashner
Sept. 18: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
October 16: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz and Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Planetary Donut Holes
Sept. 25: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Oct. 23: The Dead and the Gone or Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeiffer
Eighth Grade Lunch Bunch
Sept. 7: My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Oct 2.: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Nov.: Code Name Verity