Category Archive: Humor

Series Review: The Hero’s Guide

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Many fairy tales are girl-centered—even though it’s often the prince who saves the day. Think about it—we know all about Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel, but how many of their princes… Continue reading

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