Accessible High School Science

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I have to admit that science isn’t my favorite subject and it definitely wasn’t when I was in high school either. But, I do enjoy learning more about what makes the world work… Continue reading

End of the Year Giveaway: High School Books

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Here is our final giveaway of 2014!  This time we have 3 prize packs of 4-5 books each to share with lucky readers who are interested in high school books.  Some of them… Continue reading

Review: The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

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Ok, here’s a scenario I’m wondering if anyone can relate to besides me.   Let’s say you’re getting ready to go out for the evening, maybe you’ve gotten dressed-up for the occasion, but just… Continue reading

Giveaway Winners!

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Congrats to all the winners of the middle school prize packs: Kelly Doan Heather Lister Diane Brown Ann Buehl Meredith Thanks to everyone for entering this week’s giveaway.  There is one more chance… Continue reading

My Very Unofficial Alex Award Nominees

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I have written before about my affinity for the Alex Awards. Each year, our staff here gets together to watch the webcast of the annual ALA Youth Media Awards. Of course, the Newbery,… Continue reading

End of Year Giveaway: Middle School Books (Contest Closed)

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As promised, we are continuing the giveaways into this week.  This time we have 5 prize packs of 4-5 books each to share with lucky readers who are interested in middle school books. … Continue reading

Mindy’s Middle Grade Favorites

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As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, my goal for 2014 was to read more middle grade fiction. I’m happy to say that I read several excellent middle grade novels this… Continue reading

Giveaway Winners: Week 1

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Thank you to all who entered this week.  We love hearing about what your students are reading.  Here are the winners: Megan Smith Stephanie Quinn Alissa Tofte Laurie We also chose two bonus… Continue reading

Our Big December Giveaway–Contest Closed

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It is hard to believe that 2014 is almost over.  We were so busy reading and sharing books that the year flew by!  We at Books in Bloom want to thank all our… Continue reading

‘Tis The Season (For Football)!

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The turkey has been carved and the pie has been consumed.  The leftovers are finally starting to dwindle.  The packages from Black Friday are safely stashed in a closet.  With the calendar turning… Continue reading