Category Archive: Sports

The World Series: Baseball’s Championship

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Baseball is different from many other sports because it is more of a marathon than a sprint.  It begins in April, continues throughout the summer months, and winds down in September.  If your… Continue reading

Review : Fourth Down and Inches : Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment

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Fourth Down and Inches : Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty. 9781467710671. 2013. Gr 7-12. Concussions have been in the news a lot lately—especially in relation to sports.  I enjoy… Continue reading

Baseball and Math

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The World Series recently concluded, crowning the Boston Red Sox as champions, but that doesn’t mean that we need to stop thinking about baseball until opening day of the 2014 season.  Baseball is… Continue reading

High Interest Nonfiction for Boys

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We all know the challenges struggling readers face.  Often, those struggles are magnified even more with boys.  Luckily, we have many excellent educators and librarians out there spreading awareness and working with boys… Continue reading

Protecting Young Brains with Books

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As the mother of a serious equestrian and as a former soccer coach, I’ve always had concerns about head injuries and concussions. Just a few years ago, everyone I knew considered wearing helmets… Continue reading

Bite-Sized Reading

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What is the longest book you have ever read?  Is it maybe Moby Dick, War and Peace, or something contemporary, like one of Stephen King’s latest weighty tomes or Haruki Murakami’s 1000-page opus… Continue reading

Basketball and Literacy

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Let’s talk hoops! I am a big basketball fan, but for some reason my slow, low-jumping, 5’11” body was not attractive to NBA General Managers, and alas, I was not selected in the… Continue reading

The Alex Awards

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I try to read broadly, through all levels and genres, but I will say that the majority of books I read are written for adults.  However, I do read a good number of… Continue reading

My Biblio-Biography

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As the “new kid on the blog”, I would just like to say I’m excited to contribute and highlight some of the great titles that are out there.   You can check out my… Continue reading

ALA Mock Youth Media Awards – Kristin’s Picks

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If you are anything like us, you are eagerly anticipating the ALA Youth Media Awards on January 23rd. It’s like the Oscars for librarians, and the Collection Development department at Mackin has definitely… Continue reading