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Welcome to Martin L. King Elementary Media Center!

Media Center

Mission & Philosophy

It is the mission of the Media Center to support the school's instructional program to improve student learning. The Media Center strives to develop skills that encourage the student to independently inquire, think critically, as well as, gain, create, and share knowledge.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our library operates on split fixed and flexible schedule. This means that there are scheduled times for teaching, as well as, flexible time for the students to come into the library as needed.

Volunteers

If you would like to become a library volunteer, please come by to see Mrs. Fairley.

Book Check Out

Students may visit the library anytime to check out a book. Books may be checked out for one week and renewed as needed.

Kindergarten & First Grade - One Book

Second Grade - Two Books

Third - Fifth Grade - Three Books

Lost/Damaged Books

No late fines will be assessed. If a book is misplaced and can't be found, the students' borrowing privileges will be suspended until the overdue item is returned. 

Books that are lost or damaged are subject to a replacement fee. Special repayment plans are available on an individual basis.




2020 Martin L. King Summer Reading List (K - 2)

 

Purpose

Reading can be one of the many activities for your child this summer.  I am encouraging students to participate in the Montgomery City County Public Summer Program.  This will help your child avoid the “summer slide” in learning.  The books on this list are highly recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children.  Al in all, summer provides many opportunities for parents and young children to enjoy unforgettable books together.

 

Astronaut Annie by Suzanne Slade

 Annie uses inspiration from her relatives to present her careerday aspirations.

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour

A young girl explores her identity and culture through her aunt’s striking artwork.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Little

The big mooncake that Little Star baked with her mother is so delicious! She’s not supposed to eat any until her mother says so, but how can she resist?

Bookjoy, Wordjoy by Pat Mora,

Mora’s lyrical poetry and Colón’s richly hued illustrations celebrate reading, writing, singing, and playing with words.

 CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington

Major Meowser, Waffles, Blanket and Pom Pom set up a solar power planet on the moon.

 Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker

A nonfiction picture book about one of the African American and female mathematicians at NASA and her involvement with Apollo 13.

 Dreamers by Yuyi Morales Neal Porter

Morales and her young son discover how they fit into their strange new country when they find the public library in this gorgeous, personal picture book.

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds

Speaking just one word, a beaver and a platypus share a hilarious adventure at the beach.

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies

Fifty-three poems introduce children to the sea and to people and beings that live and work in and around it, from tide pools to harbors, deep-sea animals to explorers, lighthouses to litter.

Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor

Fox wishes he were a tiger— fast and big and sneaky—and pretends to be one, until he meets someone who likes him for being a fox—fast and big and sneaky.

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Learn about the unique chores of a lighthouse keeper and the function of a lighthouse through delicate text and delightful illustrations.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

A nonfiction picture book that tells the story of the first four African American female mathematicians and their role in the space race at NASA.

 Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

 The big moment has come for Jabari to jump off the diving board, but is he ready?

Kick It, Mo! by David A. Adler

Mo’s family helps him practice his kicking. Will it be enough for Mo to make the winning goal in the big soccer game?

Mae among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

The story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space.

Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is having a one-day-only sale of potato pants. Potato knows that he must hurry, because once they’re gone, they’re gone. Unfortunately, there’s an intimidating eggplant in his way.

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime DK Children

For slime enthusiasts, this collection of thirty easy-toread-and-follow DIY slime recipes will be hours of gooey fun!

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

Tiger and her monster gather their courage to fend off a fearsome nightmare in this lushly illustrated graphic novel.

What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz

Learn about the unique scat of zoo animals, as well as the fascinating things zoos do with the thousands of pounds of poo they collect each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Martin L. King Summer Reading List (3 - 5)

 

Purpose

Reading can be one of the many activities for your child this summer.  I am encouraging students to participate in the Montgomery City County Public Summer Program.  This will help your child avoid the “summer slide” in learning.  The books on this list are highly recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children.  Al in all, summer provides many opportunities for parents and young children to enjoy unforgettable books together.

 

 

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle by Hilda Eunice Burgos

Ana Maria tries to carve out space in her large (and growing) family by focusing her ambitions on attending a private school.

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Lana discovers the Aquicorns, magical sea-dwelling creatures who need her help to stop the overfishing that is destroying their home.

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

A diverse group of kids create their own world of play and safe self-expression using a little cardboard and a lot of imagination.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

When his beloved grandfather, the blues man Cool Papa Byrd, dies suddenly, Clayton’s anger and misplaced alliances get him into trouble. This story of family, grief, reconciliation, and the power of music is set in New York City.

Drawn Together by Minh Lê

 When lack of a shared verbal language threatens to ruin a visit between a boy and his grandfather, the power of art is just the thing to bridge their differences.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh

Ten authors celebrate diversity through tales of Bigfoot, basketball, girl pirates, and more in a highly readable, relatable short-story collection.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

A young girl and her family manage a motel and adjust to a new life in America after emigrating from China.

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

The lives of Virgil, Kaori, Gen, and Valencia are woven together in unexpected ways when a disaster brings them together to perform a rescue in this story of bravery and friendship.

 

The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio

Lou dreams of building a tiny house on the property her father willed to her. When taxes on the land become too high for her mother to pay, Lou needs all her ingenuity to find a way to save her dream.

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Julián LOVES mermaids! A summer afternoon of dress-up fantasy is only improved by a surprise from his abuela.

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

Action and comedy rule when boasting sends four of King Arthur’s knights back in time to battle a legion of “terrible lizards.”

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Candace would rather be home in Atlanta with her friends this summer, instead of where she is, in her grandmother’s small town of Lambert, South Carolina. But the discovery of clues to an intricate puzzle entwined in the town’s complicated history could lead to a hidden fortune.

Rocket to the Moon! Big Ideas That Changed the World #1 by Don Brown

Taking readers through the history of rocket building, this title explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Includes a time line of space travel.

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez

Stella builds her confidence through the support of her family, friends, and her beloved betta fish.

We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey

Follow the story of a family from Earth who moves to a new planet in this sci-fi adventure that explores concepts such as immigration, culture shock, and a galaxy of differences.

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