New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Jennifer Holm In-Person Visit
March 15, 2023Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on several graphic novel series including the the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series, the bestselling Sunny series, and the Squish series which is now a streaming show on HBO MAX. Her new novel is THE LION OF MARS. She lives in California with her husband, two children, and two bossy cats names Augustus and Livvie (after the Roman Emperor and Empress.) To learn more about Jennifter visit https://www.jenniferholm.com/We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our visit with Jennifer Holm: The New Albany Foundation, the IS PTO, NAWN, and the White Family.
Pre-Event Autographed Book Sale
As we get ready for this event, we are pleased to share a great opportunity for families to purchase books autographed by Jennifer. To purchase autographed books, please visit the New Albany Intermediate Jennifer L. Holm Book Sale at Cover to Cover.
The sale begins Wednesday, January 11 and ends Wednesday, January 18, 2023!
20% of all sales will go to our school when you use the coupon code: EAGLESRISE
As the site indicates, please make sure to include your student’s name and name of their teacher when you order. This will assist with distribution when the books arrive. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lion of Marsby Jennifer L. Holm Year Published: 2021
Bell has spent his whole life--all eleven years of it--on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid--he loves cats and any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't they have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell--a regular kid in a very different world--to uncover the truth and save his family...and possibly unite an entire planet.
The Fourteenth Goldfishby Jennifer L. Holm Year Published: 2016
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.
Turtle in Paradiseby Jennifer L. Holm Year Published: 2011
In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Filled with adventure, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love.
Sunny Side Upby Jennifer L. Holm Year Published: 2015
Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun -- it is the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It's full of . . . old people. Really old people.Luckily, Sunny isn't the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they're having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains -- why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won't be secret to Sunny much longer. . .
Babymouse Seriesby Jennifer L. Holm Year Published: 2005
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE! It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The fame?!? Nothing ever changes, until…Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon?
We have digital books!
Our library collections continue to expand with physical books and digital books. Students can borrow digital books using our site hosted by OverDrive. The Sora app can be downloaded to any device to access the digital collection. Students can borrow two ebooks or audiobooks for a 28 day loan period. They can also place holds and put in requests for additional titles to be added. To begin borrowing, students will need to enter his or her username and password.username: last name.# (ex: smith.3)password: first initial, powerschool ID #, last name initial (ex: j654321p)