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A novel way of revisiting children's classics...

Although I only studied it up to O-level, possibly my favourite subject at school was Latin. I continue to surprise myself by the amount of Latin I’ve retained over the years, but I do try to use it whenever I can.   461 more words

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stories from home: books for unaccompanied migrant children

Reading stories in translation opens up the world to places you could never go to. For some people however, the place they can never go to is back home. 223 more words

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"Worth the Read" stories - 7/31/14

Five stories worth the read about kids, reading, edtech, or other things that interested me this week….

While testing gets a lot of criticism, this NYT article gives a… 185 more words

Children's Books

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

It’s been a busy July! I’ve been preparing for back to school while spending every minute I can with my family. Most of my personal reading time happens between 9:00 p.m. 363 more words

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To All Out-Of-Print Authors: Never Give Up!

Baseball loves comebacks.

Here’s one: a Major League comeback.

Back in 1992, my wife Diana Star Helmer wrote Belles of the Ballpark. This was a pioneering history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the World War II-era league that many people know from the movie… 161 more words

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1st World Job?!

Namaste Beautiful Mindful Ones!

I have missed our connection here last month and in these fleeting moments before the dawn of August, I am here with updates and a new song! 802 more words

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Back to School 2014 Blog Tour Planning Underway

Plans are under way for the Back to School Blog Tour 2014. The dates are set for Sept. 1-5. I’ve decided to go with a theme for our featured authors: Connecting with Common Core. 254 more words

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