Monthly Archive: March, 2012

The Grand Prize Winner is…

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The Grand Prize winner is…. **drum roll** ….Shelley S!  Please email us at booksinbloom@mackin.com with your mailing address.  Your Grand Prize pack will include books from this photo: We want to extend a… Continue reading

This Week’s Contest Winner!

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Brenda Watson!  You are this week’s winner in our Anniversary Extravaganza.  Please email us at booksinbloom@mackin.com with your mailing address, so we can send you your prize!  We are excited to choose from… Continue reading

Book Review: Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion

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Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion by Samantha Seiple.  2011. 9780545296540. Gr 6-9. All of us know about the Pearl Harbor bombings, but did you know that on… Continue reading

Looking for Science Poetry

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Poetry month is just around the corner. Where will you look for poetry in April? Sometimes poetry is just out your window.  What do you see out your window?  Maybe your garden or… Continue reading

This Week’s Contest Winner Is…..

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Connie Anderson!  Congratulations Connie.  You are the third winner of our 1 Year Anniversary Contest Extravaganza!  Please email us at booksinbloom@mackin.com with your mailing address, and we will send you your fabulous prize… Continue reading

I Will Survive! – Survival Novels in Science Fiction

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In honor of The Hunger Games, I just had to do a post about survival novels. And if you are wondering…yes, I am going to the midnight showing (I am that person). Survival… Continue reading

Using Poetry Books as Writing Examples

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When I was in school—whether elementary or secondary—I did not like writing poetry.  The worst part was that I could never think of what to write about.  Not that there wasn’t anything to… Continue reading

GIRL SCOUTS: Happy 100th Birthday!

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In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low was inspired to found an organization for girls modeled on the Boy Scouts of America, which began in 1910 (both groups trace their origins to Lord Baden Powell’s… Continue reading

Drum Roll Please…..

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Tara Thomas!  You are the second winner of our 1 Year Anniversary Contest Extravaganza!  Please email us at booksinbloom@mackin.com with your mailing address, and we will send you your prize pack, which will… Continue reading

Book Review: Ripper

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Ripper by Stefan Petrucha. March 2012 (advance copy) Grades 7-12 9780399255243 Carver Young is living in an orphanage in New York City. The year is 1895, seven years after the Ripper killing spree… Continue reading