The Maria Montessori School Library

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Timeline photos 05/29/2021

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Be sure to tune in next week for the 26th Annual Essentially Ellington Festival, June 2-5! For a full schedule of events visit 02/15/2018

American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners

It's awards season! DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. A list of all the 2018 award winners follows: 12/13/2017

Black Books Matter: Children's Books Celebrating Black Boys

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Here's a fantastic list of books.


The Maria Montessori School Library's cover photo


The Maria Montessori School Library's cover photo


You did it! The figure is preliminary, but it appears that the super-literate super-shoppers of the Maria Montessori School raised a whopping $1000 for the MMS Library tonight! Thanks, Novel Memphis for hosting us so generously and with such gusto. And thanks, beloved MMS community. You're the best.


The Maria Montessori School Library's cover photo 04/27/2017

8 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice

We have a few of these, including One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams Garcia, pictured here. What else should we have? As the United States watches a new administration take over the White House after a contentious election year, a wave of social and political activism has swept the country. For generations, young people all over the world have taken an interest in social justice and found the courage to fight f 02/14/2017

28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball

The MMS Library has several of these outstanding books, and I'll be adding many of the others to our wish list on Amazon. A few years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian I relished the opportunity, but I did point out that my…


Come read a winner! The 2017 ALA Awards (aka the Newbery, Caldecott, and others) have been announced, and the MMS Library has many of them. March, Book 3, John Lewis's final entry in his magisterial series of graphic novels, swept 4 categories. We also just got Newbery winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon as well as the other Newbery honorees.


Scholastic Reading Club/Formerly Book Clubs – Parent/Teacher Ordering

Are your kids fired up about the book order? Remember that you can order books from Scholastic at their website using our school code, LKY9X. This month's deadline is tomorrow, January 18th. Scholastic 12/08/2016

Best Middle Grade Books of 2016 - Novel Novice

Great books for your kiddos by great authors, including Memphis's own Barry Wolverton! Yesterday, we brought you our picks for the Best Young Adult Books of 2016 — and today, we turn our attention to the Best Middle Grade Books of 2016! These are the middle grade books that made us laugh and cry and feel something powerful, and although the intended audience may be kids in the … 03/03/2016

It’s National Read Across America Day

Yesterday was Read Across America Day, and to celebrate, two of our fabulous readers from Elementary 2 went to News Channel 3 to talk about reading. They are so poised, and such great advocates for reading. The top teacher-approved books your kids will actually want to read


Maria Montessori School - Memphis, TN

We are still looking for donation items for the auction. Need a little help deciding what to donate? Here are a few ideas:

- Airline miles or credit card points which can be redeemed for travel or hotel stays
- Electronics such as an iPod or iPhone, DVR, portable DVD player or reader
- Gift cards to restaurants, spas and clothing stores
- Tickets to sporting events or concerts
- Unique and priceless experiences such as movie premieres, film and television walk-on roles or celebrity meet & greets
- Vacation packages
- Jewelry or handbags
- Sports and film/television memorabilia
- Artwork 10/29/2015

Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT

There are so many reasons to read -- love, adventure, empathy, understanding, wisdom, escape, knowledge, to name a few) -- and I hate to prescribe it medicinally. However, here's some validation for encouraging kids to read from an article about the new SAT: "How should students prepare? By reading often and diving into various kinds of texts, especially nonfiction, tutors say. That’s more a long-term strategy than a quick test-prep trick." Here’s what experts say about the redesigned test, based on practice questions. Tip: Go to a good school, and read a lot.


Vintage Books & Anchor Books

“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. READ an excerpt here: 10/19/2015

Here Are 10 Books By Certifiable Geniuses You Should Really Read The MacArthur Grants have funded some pretty fantastic stories over the years.


These kids really knew their Harry Potter trivia! Thanks to Mary Ann Boyle for putting together a night of fun and games, and thanks to all of you who came to play and shop. Don't forget, the MMS Book Fair at Laurelwood runs through Sunday, when we'll wrap with a visit from Mr. Joe!


Thanks to all who came out to the kickoff of The MMS Book Fair at Laurelwood. Barry Wolverton was fascinationg and delightful, and our kids had some great questions for him! 05/24/2015

Summer reading list for all ages!

MMS students and library regulars Madison and Nicholas bear witness to the pleasures and benefits of reading in the summer. Way to represent MMS, kids! Just because school is letting out for thousands of mid-south students doesn't mean it's time to book down the books!


If you order from Scholastic, you help the MMS Library earn points that we then use to buy books for our collection. Look what came in this month's order! Poetry, geology, biography, geometry, Spanish, classic and contemporary fiction, music, biology -- such a wide range. Thanks for supporting your library! 03/04/2015

How I Got A Black Boy To Read, Plus: 10 Great Books For Black Boys | MyBrownBaby

This list is just so, so, good. And if you can read the blog post without tearing up a little, your heart is made of stone. Thanks to Lauren Fontenot for this one! Books for Black boys seem few and far between, but here's what happened when I managed to get one into the hands of a reluctant reader. 02/02/2015

American Library Association announces 2015 youth media award winners

The big prizes have been announced! CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the 2015 winners of ALA Youth Media Awards, the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.




740 Harbor Bend Road
Memphis, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Thursday 8:15am - 3:15pm

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