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#866 – This is Not a Picture Book by Sergio Ruzzier

This Is Not a Picture Book!
Written and Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Chronicle Books   5/01/2016
40 pages    Ages 3—5

“In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun. 695 more words

Children's Books

Almost Home by Joan Bauer (2012)

A sweet story about homelessness and the foster system.

Recommended grade level: 4-7

Pages: 240 (for ISBN 9780670012893)

Genre(s) and keywords: realistic fiction 271 more words

Books For 6th Graders

As a high school teacher, I’ve met a lot of reluctant readers (and luckily I’ve met several avid readers too). One of my goals is to foster a love for reading among my students, and because of that, I have a lot of “go to” books based on what my students are interested in. 192 more words


We Thank Kwame Alexander for Writing GREAT Books!

A reluctant reader recently discovered the novels of Kwame Alexander and we are thrilled! It is not that this reader can’t read, or that he does not understand complicated texts. 349 more words

Fiction Fanatics

'Monster Slayer' by Brian Patten, illustrated by Chris Riddell

‘One dark night, the music and singing woke a monster from a swamp….’

Aaaaand, I’m hooked!

This gorgeous re-working of the classic Anglo-Saxon tale, ‘Beowulf,’ is cloaked in dark magic and mystery from the very beginning.  273 more words


Title: Defender
Author: Graham McNamee
Recommended for: 8th Grade & Up
Pages: 240
Call Number/Link:  Teen Fiction McNamee, G

Synopsis: They call her Tiny, but Tyne Greer is six foot six, a high school basketball star who is hoping the game will be her ticket out of the slum. 267 more words


Last week, I created a post of titles I recommend to teens who are reluctant readers. Specifically, teens who complain that the literature they have read doesn’t relate to the real world. 357 more words