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The difficult second book

So often, the second book in a series disappoints. It fails to live up to the expectations of the first. Or, maybe it fails to cover new ground, while maintaining the energy and character of the first. 400 more words


Read-Aloud Review: A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

From Amazon: The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. 870 more words

A Long Walk To Water

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water (paperback)

by Linda Sue Park

AR Level 5.0, 3 points

I read A Long Walk to Water to my class as a read aloud.   363 more words

The Kite Fighters

The Kite Fighters

Author: Linda Sue Park

Pages: 136

Publisher: Dell Yearling

Scholastic Reading Level: 6.3

Lexile Measurement: 880L

Written In: 2000

Summary (written by Marie): 405 more words

Children's Books

A Single Shard - Shaping a Life

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park chronicles the inspirational life of an orphan boy in 12th Century Korea.  His life is shaped not by a single person or event; it is a process that involves influences, circumstances, and desires of course – but also many difficult choices. 167 more words

Newbery Books

A Scream in the Night

After a long day of caring for three of my grandsons and helping my ailing daughter-in-law, I spent some time reading before going to bed last night. 373 more words


Poetry Friday: "Stanzas for a Sierra Morning"

Sometimes when we read a poem there’s an instant connection between us and the poet. Someone we’ve never met, maybe even never heard of, has managed a magical transformation of words into phrases into stanzas that reach into our heart, like the first rays of sunlight bathing the tips of tree branches in its yellow glow. 246 more words