Monthly Archive: November, 2011

Book Review : The Watch That Ends the Night

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The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf. 2011. The news of the sinking of the Titanic shook the world, and now, almost a century later, the event still fascinates people.  And… Continue reading

Author Interview : Saundra Mitchell

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Happy Turkey Day, folks!! Today I’m very excited to share our first author interview on Books in Bloom, featuring Saundra Mitchell! Saundra is the author of Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine, and upcoming Springsweet… Continue reading

Book Review & Promising Bloom

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The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell. March 2011. Amelia van den Broek’s brother sends her to stay with her cousin in Baltimore with one goal in mind: To find a suitable man and marry… Continue reading

Book Review: The Space Between

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The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff. 2011. (ARC Copy) Imagine a place where everything is made of silver and metal, including the flowers. Welcome to Pandemonium, a section of hell that is the… Continue reading

Book Review : The Scorpio Races

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. 2011. Speaking very broadly, I would say that there are two types of horse stories that young people love.  First is the kind where a girl or… Continue reading

How to Make Friends

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It isn’t easy to make friends sometimes.  Maybe you’re small, or loud, or just new.  Where do you start?  How do you meet other kids?  These books might be the how-to some kids… Continue reading

Book Review: Legend

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Legend by Marie Lu.  Release date: Nov. 29th, 2011 (ARC copy) Disheartened by the fact that there will not be another Hunger Games book out this fall, I immediately perked up when this… Continue reading

Exploring Character Education with Picture Books

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Among the sessions I was able to attend at the recent AASL conference was one that focused on character education through picture books.  Most of the books that the presenter discussed in the… Continue reading

Unlikely Animal Friendships

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The key with books about animal friendships is to entice the reader with captivating photographs as well as a meaningful story–which is what each of these books does so well. All of these… Continue reading