Category Archive: Easy Readers

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

Mindy’s 2013 Top Ten

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This is the most difficult post I’ll write for Books in Bloom all year.  How do I narrow down the list of books I’ve loved this year to just a top ten?!  Last… Continue reading

Book Trailers

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Book trailers promote books and reading in different ways and can be really fun literacy enhancement tools. You can use a great book trailer to introduce a book to a young reader. Then,… 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

Kate DiCamillo Contest

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  We here at Mackin are big fans of Kate DiCamillo and her body of work.  Whenever a new book comes out, we fight over who gets to read the ARC first!  We… Continue reading