Category Archive: High School

Review: Illusive

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Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones is a fun mash-up of supernatural elements, a realistic dystopian scenario, and an action-filled plot. In 2017, a new virus crept up in Africa that no one took much… Continue reading

A Not-So-Different World

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Last week, Tracey shared some great speculative fiction titles that take readers into completely new worlds, and she shared her childhood love for such magical worlds.  For readers, like myself, who prefer contemporary… Continue reading

Animals Helping People

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Like many of us, I have pets. In the past, when my sons were younger, we had rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, ferrets, birds, snakes, a hermit crab, and a walking-stick bug.… Continue reading

Review: Everyone Dies in the End

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Everyone Dies in the End by Brian Katcher. 9780615710174. 2014. Gr. 10-12. Sometimes the most enjoyable books are the ones that you don’t know much about before picking them up and reading them.… Continue reading

Civil Rights Commemorations

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We are in the midst of 50th anniversary commemorations of the many significant Civil Rights events of the 1960s. While most people would agree that the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme… Continue reading

Review: Scan

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Scan by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine. 9780399160653. 2014. Gr. 9-12. Summer will soon be upon us, and that means the latest crop of Hollywood blockbuster action movies will soon be in theaters.… Continue reading

What To Do About That Reference Collection

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Most school library media specialists are well along the path of developing a blended and balanced print/electronic collection. However, challenges remain when determining which format to choose to best serve our students. This… Continue reading

Do you miss manners?

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In my last post on food, I was please to see table manners addressed in Fizzy’s Lunch Lab: Super Supper Throwdown.  I rounded up a few other titles on the subject.   Mary… Continue reading

Review: Radiance of Tomorrow

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Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah. 2014. 9780374246020. Gr. 11-Adult In the years since its 2007 publication, Ishmael  Beah’s compelling memoir Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier has been read by… Continue reading

Literary Nonfiction for Common Core

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There has been a lot of conversation, discussion, debate, and yes, even some arguments over the Common Core’s stress on nonfiction.  Though I appreciate literature and love fiction, I personally am glad of… Continue reading