Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Tweaking Fairy Tales in Picture Books

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Kids will get a kick out of the twists to three familiar fairy tales in these new picture books. The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson (ill. by Sue… Continue reading

Beach Reads for Winter

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Just because the temperature has dropped, and you wouldn’t be caught dead outside in a swimsuit doesn’t mean you can’t still  enjoy some nice, fluffy, chick-litty reads!  So if you’ve just finished re-reading… Continue reading

Exploring Australia

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Australia has long been on my list of places I’d love to visit.  It is a wonderfully diverse place—particularly in its animal life.  I was surprised to learn recently that Australia is home… Continue reading

Bullying Prevention Month

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Vicious: True Stories by Teens About Bullying, edited by Hope Vanderberg. 2012. 9781575424132. Gr 7-12. Continuing our theme of highlighting titles about bullying to emphasize National Bullying Prevention Month, I would like to… Continue reading

Series Review : Benny Imura

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I like reading books with monsters in them, and vampires had always been my monster of choice.  But when my older son Alex, then about 16, read The Zombie Survival Guide by Max… Continue reading

Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

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Bullying seems to be running rampant in our schools today.  Not only are kids verbally and physically abused, but media and social networking has made it possible to humiliate someone on a national… Continue reading

Perspectives on Bullying

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The bully, the victim, and the bystander.  The Weird series explores all three perspectives in a simple, straightforward way that will encourage kids to think about their peers in a new way.  We… Continue reading

Series Review: Floors

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Floors by Patrick Carman. 2011. 9780545255196. Gr 4-7. It can sometimes be overwhelming trying to pick books to highlight here on the Books in Bloom blog.  There are so many good titles out… Continue reading

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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Bullying is a hot topic in schools nowadays. I’m not just talking about students bullying other students.   Students bully teachers and other adults in authority—remember the YouTube video of the middle-schoolers in New… Continue reading