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*The NEW Elementary Battle of the Books titles for Davie County are available! For a listing of the books, please go the Elementary Battle of the Books page. Let's start reading!!!

*Thanks to everyone who made our Spring Book Fair a success! 

Media Center Procedures
  • Students may checkout books anytime during the school day (8:10 am - 2:45 pm).
  • Grades 3-5 have Media Assistants that have been
  • We DO NOT charge overdue fees at MES. Fees are only collected if a book is lost or damaged beyond repair.

North Carolina Children's Book Award 

The 2018-2019 nominees are:
Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
Hailing from the Tremâe neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Love by Matt de la Pena
This book depicts the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond.

Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio
The story of a brave little raccoon named Manny, whose superhero games at home give him unexpected strength at school when he puts on his invisible cape to stand up to a bully.

Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman 
A literate fox attempts to teach a trio of overzealous lemmings to read in order to save them from their habit of jumping off cliffs.

Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch
Describes some ways in which plants can move, from sunflowers turning towards sunlight and vines creeping up a fence to tulips folding in at night and maple seeds whirling like helicopters in the wind.

The Bad Seed by Jory John
The bad seed changes his mind about being bad and decides that he wants to be happy.

Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds
Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend, Vulture.

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
A perfect day means different things to different animals in Bert's backyard.

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.


Need Something to Read? Check These Books Out!
K - 2: Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
    Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.
Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
 
(summary from Good Reads -https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/765654.Ish?ac=1&from_search=true)

3 - 5: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
    Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it's up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle's never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom. This delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.
(summary from Good Reads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10508431-tuesdays-at-the-castle?from_search=true)