Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Esperanza Rising

This book was a full on heart warming story by the author of Riding Freedom.

This book is about a girl in mexico who loved her father but soon some troubling times pass by and her live style would change for ever.

My favorite part in this book is when she finally understands why she's in the place that she is.

If like heart warming stories and family love this is the book for you.

-Riley Hinton

Recommended for grades 4-5.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Follow Starling Library on Instagram!

Follow us @StarlingLibrary on Instagram for cute pictures of students reading, updates, and book recommendations! (Sometimes I even give away free stuff!)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Lost Hero

This is a Greek mythology book. The main character has lost his memory and must go on an exciting quest to find it. My favorite part was the ending. It ends on a cliffhanger so you'll need to read the next book!

You will love this book if you are interested in Greek mythology like me.

-Ariana Whisnant

Recommended for grades 4-5

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Did you have an AWESOME summer? Did you read anything cool?

If you finished the Gwinnett County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge I might be bringing you a little something. If you haven't finished it yet, don't worry! You have until the end of August.

Did you also get your free book at Barnes & Noble for your summer reading? Get that in too!

And if you want to tell everyone about a book you read the use this link or the tab up at the top of this site called "Share Good Books!"  We're going to be using this all year to help each other find good stuff to read.

Thanks and here's hoping for another GREAT year!

-Mr. Randolph

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thanks Dan Santat, For Being Awesome!

That's me and CALDECOTT MEDAL-winning illustrator and author Dan Santat who has just signed our copy of Beekle: An Unimaginary Friend to YOU GUYS, "the students of Starling Elementary." How cool is that? He came to the coolest bookstore in the area, The Little Shop of Stories to give a hilarious presentation and sign a bunch of stuff. Becasue he's awesome!

His new book is perfect for getting ready for summer travels. It's called Are We There Yet? and is all about how time goes so slow when we're bored but fast when we're having fun. It's great. Make your way down to the Little Shop in Decatur this summer when you're looking for something to do and grab a copy. Maybe they'll even still have some signed ones.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Thanks for a Groovy Book Fair!

We had a great time at the book fair (and didn't even have to close for a day due to an "ice storm" like last year)!

Hope you enjoyed yourselves and I'll be putting in an order for new library books soon, so thanks so much for the fundraising help.

We close today, Friday, at noon but you can still shop online through tomorrow if there's anything else you need. Those purchases still count towards our fundraiser and the books will be delivered to the school soon.

Thanks again!