Monthly Archive: July, 2011

Graphic Novel: The Last Zombie

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The Last Zombie. Story by Brian Keene, art by Joseph Wright. 2011. Imagine a world where the distinctive smell of rotting flesh is the norm.  As you scavenge for food, surrounded by pits… Continue reading

Fantastical Fiction for Intermediate Students

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Author Paul Sweeney once said, “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” That is exactly how… Continue reading

Book Review : Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald. 2011. I hate to dust. Whenever I make a “To Do” list, dusting is always on the top, because it always needs to… Continue reading

Asking Questions

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Engage kids’ natural curiosity with these books that tackle questions from various perspectives. For your littlest listeners, Eve Bunting’s latest picture book, Tweak Tweak, is a gentle look at the animal world through… Continue reading

Book Review: This Dark Endeavor

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This Dark Endeavor : The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel. 2011. (ARC Copy) Pub date: August 23rd, 2011 Victor constantly compares himself to his twin brother Konrad, often coming up short.… Continue reading

Animal Poetry

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One of my most cherished poetry books as a child was A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein. Flipping through the well-loved pages, I of course had my favorites, but I always… Continue reading

Book Review : Eight Keys

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Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur August 2011. (ARC) Since middle school started, Elise’s happy life has turned rocky.  She doesn’t know what to do about her best friend, Franklin; all his talk of… Continue reading

Fantastic History Biographies

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As a lover of history, I’m also a big fan of biographies. They allow us a glimpse into a person’s life and the time period they lived in. And the truly great biographers… Continue reading

A Bit of Magic

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Sometimes what a story needs is just a little bit of magic to give things a push in the right direction. These stories are all set in a world that looks a lot… Continue reading