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MILKWEED by Jerry Spinelli


Set in Warsaw, Poland, in the late 1903s, this story is narrated by an orphan who cannot remember the most basic facts of his own life, including his name. 175 more words

YA Literature

Standards for Reading Professionals From My Children’s Literature Syllabus

College of Education

Department of Literacy

Boise State University

ED-LTCY 346- 1154 Children’s Literature

CLICK HERE to see the full syllabus.

Instructor: Michael Strickland, M.A. 616 more words

Young Adult Books

UNWIND by Neal Shusterman


Unwind is the first novel in a dystopian series.  In this futuristic society, the forces of pro-life and pro-choice reach a compromise by making “unwinding” legal between the ages of 13-18.   210 more words

YA Literature

You know it's been too long

when you can’t figure out how to post on your blog

you can’t remember the title of the last children or YA book you’ve read… 112 more words


Reluctant to Read? Read More!

The Key Stage 3 subject content descriptors for reading are certainly very interesting.

Go to the English Programmes of Study.

According to the guidance ‘[p]upils should be taught to: develop an appreciation and love of reading.’ Quite rightly, this appears at the very start. 368 more words


Early Edition: Mau Mau Brother

An exciting little parcel arrived last week – copies of my latest quick-read for teens (or even for adults) in Ransom’s Shades 2.0 series. It’s a small, neat book. 539 more words

Tish Farrell Writer

Encouraging Reading for Pleasure

In June The Guardian published some tips from teachers, including me, on how to encourage students to read for pleasure.

Below are my tips from the article, as well as a few other points which were raised when corresponding with… 778 more words