Tag Archive: Candlewick

Promising Bloom: The Princess in Black

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The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham. 9780763665104. October 2014. Gr. K-3 What a week! We don’t post Promising Blooms very often since we like to… Continue reading

How does your Garden Grow?

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When my kids were younger I tried every trick in the book to get them to eat their vegetables. One of my strategies was to give them each a garden plot in which… 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

Who are you, really?

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Back in November, Lori posted a great list of titles that explore identity for teens as they ask questions like “How do you know when you have found your place in the world?”… Continue reading

Face Your Fears

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As I was choosing titles for our Spring 2013 webcast, I noticed a theme running through several of the books that ended up on my final list.  Perhaps it is my taste in… 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

Looking at the Sky with Picture Books

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Look up.  What do you see in the sky? How do you see it?  Here are a few picture books to inspire young people to look up and use their imaginations to talk… Continue reading

My Favorite Fictional Teachers

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and in thinking about what I am grateful for this year, I keep coming back to teachers.  I’m grateful for all the teachers at my daughter’s school for the work… 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

Book Review: See You at Harry’s

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See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles.  May 2012. 9780763654078. Gr 5-8. – Reviewed from ARC Fern’s family is a book family.  Each of her siblings are named for book characters.  Her older… Continue reading