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What words will improve your writing?

Two days ago, I posted  an article entitled What words should you cut from your writing? and in the comments, Alex & Bridie suggested I do a follow up post discussing the words that you… 148 more words

Plasticine Pictures

Throughout this month, students have been studying Barbara Reid books with Mrs. Cheema in the library. Plasticine is the medium Barbara Reid uses to create the illustrations in her books. 34 more words

Kindergarten 2013-2014

Katie Fails Book Swap #1

Just two days into the book swap I was forcing myself to pick up The Gunslinger. I kept falling asleep in the middle of reading sentences, and I had a lot of trouble being “in it,” and concentrating on the novel at hand. 1,430 more words

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Top 10 Most Challenged Books: Best-Sellers Are Also the Most Offensive

Some of today’s biggest best-sellers are also the most offensive, according to this year’s list of “Top 10 Most Challenged Books” from the American Library Association (ALA).


Jennifer L. Armentrout's DON'T LOOK BACK -- Out Now!

TODAY is the day! Jennifer L. Armentrout‘s new Young Adult novel Don’t Look Back is in stores! I have the honor and privilege of being one of the blogs to participate in LAUNCH DAY for one of my favorite authors and I am so excited to get my hands on this book! 1,271 more words


Not A Box

A box is just a box . . . unless it’s not a box. From a mountain to a rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. 48 more words

Kindergarten 2013-2014

Book of the Week: Natchez Burning - Greg Iles

Bestselling writer Iles’ return to fiction after five years has been met with much anticipation. After living through a terrible accident in 2011, Iles refocused his writing and this novel is the beginning of a major trilogy about the South and our complex history of racism in the 20th century. 556 more words