Monthly Archive: June, 2012

Space: The Final Frontier

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Milky Way Galaxy, photo courtesy of Curiosity.com In my opinion, there is nothing more wondrous than looking up at the night sky, seeing the vast amount of stars sprinkled upon the blackness, like… Continue reading

Teaching Math with Picture Books

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I’ve always been a word person rather than a number person.  Though I was a pretty good math student, it was my hardest subject—and I still sometimes have to think twice (or more)… Continue reading

Historical Fiction for Middle and High School

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As most of you know by now, I’m a big fan of historical fiction.  I love the way you can transport yourself to another time and place in history and get a feel… Continue reading

Book Review: See You at Harry’s

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See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles.  May 2012. 9780763654078. Gr 5-8. – Reviewed from ARC Fern’s family is a book family.  Each of her siblings are named for book characters.  Her older… Continue reading

My Biblio-Biography

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As the “new kid on the blog”, I would just like to say I’m excited to contribute and highlight some of the great titles that are out there.   You can check out my… Continue reading

Books in Bloom’s Newest Blogger!

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Hi folks, We here at Books in Bloom are very excited to announce that we will have a new blogger! Ryan H. will be joining us with his first official post tomorrow!  He’s… Continue reading

Books with covers that BOYS will actually pick up…

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I think we’ve all noticed the YA trend with beautiful girls on the cover, usually in elaborate gowns with long flowing hair.  Now I love these books as much as the next person,… Continue reading

Summer Reading: Work or Play?

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Though I always enjoyed school, I found summer to be exciting because I could read what I wanted.  No required reading for three whole months!  My mom would take me to the public… Continue reading

Book Review: The Hunt

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The Hunt by Andre Fukuda. 9781250005144. 2012. Gr 9-12. I have always loved scary stories.  They’ve never really bothered me, and I love the suspense. When Karen H, my good friend and roommate… Continue reading

Book Review: Also Known as Rowan Pohi

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Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher. 2011. 9780547572086. Gr. 7-10. It all started at IHOP.  Bobby and his friends are hanging out at the International House of Pancakes one afternoon in… Continue reading