Author Archive

National Dog Week

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My dog Daise is my most needy fur-child. My other fur-children are cats (Sadie and Sophie), and they are much more independent than their Labrador sister. I enjoy taking Daise to doggy day-care… Continue reading

Book Review: Blood Magic

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Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. 2011. Nothing has felt quite right to Silla Kennicot ever since her parents’ horrific deaths. That is, until a mysterious spell book arrives, a book that she believes… Continue reading

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. 2011. Ransom Riggs’ first novel is not only creep-tastic, it is a well-developed story that will have you fascinated until the very end. The… Continue reading

Fantastical Fiction for Intermediate Students

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Author Paul Sweeney once said, “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” That is exactly how… Continue reading

Animal Poetry

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One of my most cherished poetry books as a child was A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein. Flipping through the well-loved pages, I of course had my favorites, but I always… Continue reading

Fascinating Science Series for Middle School Boys

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In an article entitled The Gross and the Gory: Making a Reading Connection with Boys, it says: “Boys are looking to be engaged in reading. They want to read fun books that they… Continue reading

Book Review: Abandon

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Abandon by Meg Cabot. 2011. Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated with Greek mythology. I remember pouring over stories of Hermes and Perseus, but the one story I kept… Continue reading

Science titles for Middle and High School

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During one of my reference internships at a public library, I remember looking for appealing science books for teens. Thinking it wouldn’t be that hard of a task, I searched through the stacks… Continue reading

Elementary Books for Boys

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This statistic provided by GuysRead.com was what initially motivated me to post about books for boys:  “The U.S. Department of Education reading tests for the last 30 years show boys scoring worse than… Continue reading

National Pet Week

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Being the huge animal-lover that I am, I wanted to make sure that National Pet Week (2nd week in May) is recognized as a very important week! Pets come in many shapes and… Continue reading