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Media Center

Betsy Roth- Media Specialist
Betsy Roth- Media Specialist


The mission of the Mossy Creek Middle School Media Center is to encourage our students to become lifelong readers and researchers.  We want to foster student's research skills as well as their love of reading!


Reading Counts

Reading Counts is a computer based program that we use to encourage reading at MCMS.  It works much like Accelerated Reader in the way that students can earn points by taking quizzes over R.C. books.  If a book has a R.C. test available, it will have a blue dot on the spine.  If students are reading books they have from home or that have been downloaded onto their device, they can search to see if it has an R.C. test by using the following link:

Students can earn rewards through earning R.C. points. 

R.C. Incentive Levels:





*all levels come with a book mark**

 Follett Shelf

The Follet Shelf provides students with access to free ebooks!  Students will click the link below and enter the following information:

UserName:  lunch #

Password:  mcgators

Follett Shelf logo


Reading Bowl

Reading Bowl is a club at MCMS where students read books from the Georgia Book Award Nominees. Students become experts on 3 or 4 of these books by reading them, writing, questions, and re-reading them. At our Reading Bowl practices, we use buzzers to quiz ourselves in preparation for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition in February.


2018-2019 Georgia Children’s Book (Gr. 4-8) Award Nominees

Akins, Laura. (2017). Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Illus. Yutaka Houlette). Berkeley, CA: Heyday. Lexile (not available)

Brown, Jennifer. (2015). How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel. New York, NY: Bloomsbury. Lexile = 750L

Edge, Christopher. (2016). The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. New York, NY: Delacorte.  Lexile = 960L

Helget, Nicole. (2017). The End of the Wild. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.  Lexile (not available)

Hicks, Deron R. (2017). The Van Gogh Deception. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Lexile = 750L

Johnson, Jaleigh. (2017). The Quest to the Uncharted Lands. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 830L

McGhee, Holly M. (2017). Matylda, Bright and Tender. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. Lexile (not available)

O’Donnell Tubb, Kristin. (2017). A Dog Like Daisy. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books. Lexile = 550L

Souders, Taryn. (2015). Dead Possums are Fair Game. New York, NY: Sky Pony Press.  Lexile = 770L

 Torres, Jennifer. (2017). Stef Soto, Taco Queen. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile = 780L

Grades 6-8

Cartaya, Pablo. (2017). The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. New York, NY: Viking. Lexile = 750L

Freedman, Russell. (2016). We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler. New York, NY: Clarion. Lexile = 630L

Gratz, Alan. (2017). Refugee. New York, NY: Scholastic. Lexile = 800L

Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, Leacock, Elspeth, & Buckley, Susan. (2015). Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March (Illus. P.J. Loughran). New York, NY: Speak.  Lexile = 780L 

Markell, Denis. (2016). Click Here to Start. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 670L

Reynolds, Jason. (2016). Ghost. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.  Lexile = 730L

Sheinkin, Steve. (2017). Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. Lexile = 980L

Smith, Ronald. (2015). Hoodoo. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = 600L

Standish, Ali. (2017). The Ethan I was Before. New York, NY: HarperCollins. Lexile = 730L

Wientge, Kristi. (2017). Karma Khullar’s Mustache. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Lexile