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The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Written in prose, but reads more like a rap at times.  It is very rhythmic, fast, entertaining.  I also decided within three pages (poems) that I was going to buy this for the library. 274 more words

Killing words ~ a case of verbal decomposing?

It’s all my publisher’s fault that I haven’t been writing so much on my blog. He, the lovely Creative Director of Ransom Publishing published my quick teen read… 884 more words

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The Book Talk

If you have a kid who just loves to read everything you throw at them, then you’re lucky. Mushroom and BalletBoy like to read, but they’re not quick readers or book devourers most of the time. 560 more words



The Adventures of Don and the White Animals: Children Adventure & Education( Intermediate readers, Animal friends, Secret power)

Written by Meir Eshel

First in a series of middle grade readers featuring Don White, a child born with the gift of communicating with animals, especially white ones. 328 more words

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Reflections: Writing Prompts

These writing prompts are good practice for older students, but they are also good questions to ask younger readers to get them into the habit of thinking about what they read. 334 more words


Time Magazine’s 25 Best Children/Young Adult Books

  1.   The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie ✤
  2.   Harry Potter (series) – J.K. Rowling
  3.   The Book Thief – Markus Zusak ✤
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Motivating reluctant readers

Dustin Le has written an article on the Edudemic site titled 8 Creative Ways to get Reluctant Readers to Read.

Le writes: “Author Neil Gaiman once said that “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” While he was likely talking about the remarkable and awesome way in which books put you in a different world while reading, there is a second interpretation. 95 more words

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