Category Archive: Humor

Epistolary novels

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During one of our “what are you reading” conversions here at work, I commented that the last three books I read were all written in varying degrees as correspondences between characters.  Coworker Ryan… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Younger Readers

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When I think about graphic novels, what comes to my mind first are the comic-book style graphic novels geared towards older students.  But, there are many fun, interesting, and educational titles for our… Continue reading

Review: Monster on the Hill

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Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell.  July 2013. 9781603090759. Gr. 5-8 This book has been on my “to read” list for a long time. I mentioned it briefly in our presentation at… Continue reading

Review: The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

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The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond and Oliver Jeffers (ill.). 9780763661694. 2013. Gr. 4-7. One of the standard questions grownups always ask children is, “What do you want to be… Continue reading

Just for Fun

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We here at Books in Bloom spend a lot of time reading and blogging about books for the classroom on serious curriculum topics.  And that’s good.  We’re definitely going to keep doing that. … Continue reading

Book Review: Strike Three, You’re Dead

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Strike Three, You’re Dead by Josh Berk. 9780375970085. March 2013. Gr. 4-6. Well, baseball season is in full swing*.  The Major League Baseball season is approaching the halfway mark of the season, and… Continue reading

Book Review: Winger

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Winger by Andrew Smith. 9781442444928. May 2013. Gr. 9-12. Ryan Dean West, AKA Winger, is a boy with many typical adolescent male issues.  However, he also has issues that present problems unique to him. … Continue reading

Three Humorous Graphic Novels for Kids

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I mostly read realistic teen fiction, and often these books deal with young people in difficult situations. Frankly, sometimes I need a bit of a break from the heavy stuff. Maybe you do… Continue reading

Book Review: Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover

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Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell.  September 2012. 9780763654757. Gr. 1-3 Rabbit is a planner.  His friend Robot is visiting for a sleepover, and Rabbit has their evening carefully planned out. … Continue reading

Book Review: Freaks

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Freaks by Kieran Larwood. March 2013. 9780545474245. Gr. 6-8. There are a lot of great new books out there.  I am always amazed at the variety and diversity of books for kids; it… Continue reading