Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monday Book Review: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

This book is sort of “dystopia before dystopia was cool.” Dystopian fiction has been quite popular during the last decade, from The Hunger Games trilogy to the Divergent trilogy (final come books out October 22!). However, authors have long been … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Saving the Cat, Anticlimaxes and How I Met Your Mother

When the penultimate season of How I Met Your Mother aired last May, I blogged about how monumental a task the writers would have in order to make us fall in love with the woman Ted will marry. After watching … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Although I usually stick with middle grade and YA books, I couldn’t resist sharing this gorgeous picture book that speaks to the book lovers out there. Title: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Author: William Joyce Category:¬†Picture book … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth

Child labor in sweatshops was a common practice in America in the 1800s and early 1900s. Unfortunately, it still exists in some countries today. In her book Boys Without Names, Kashmira Sheth imagines the story of one eleven-year-old boy tricked … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr

Fans of fantasy novels and Egyptian culture will enjoy this series. We use it as a summer reading book at my school since the students study ancient cultures (Egyptian and Greek) during sixth grade. Title: Children of the Lamp: The … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: How to Survive Middle School by Nancy E. Krulik

As another school year gets underway, today seems like a good day to talk about Donna Gephart’s How to Survive Middle School. Not sure any of my students would actually learn any tips about surviving middle school from this book, … Continue reading

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