Category Archive: Novels

Book Review: In Other Lands

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Elliot Schafer was 13 when his French teacher took a handful of students on a field trip to an actual field.  Not very exciting, but in that field was a wall that none… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Fiction Favorites

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I have the same problem with fiction as I do with nonfiction. I like to read almost anything, though I must admit that my favorite genre is anything speculative.  See, even there I… Continue reading

Book Review: The Wolf Hour

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A girl. A wolf. A witch. A woods. It is a story we know well, or at least, we think we do. Sara Lewis Holmes’ The Wolf Hour takes the old fairy tales,… Continue reading

Native American Heritage Month

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When I was a sixth grade teacher, one thing I always wanted more of were good books that opened up a dialogue with students about a variety of historical topics. I wanted more… Continue reading

Popular Series Fiction for Middle School Readers

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A couple weeks ago I published a post about ongoing popular elementary series, and on another blog I posted about adult crossover series that would be excellent for high school readers.  Here I… Continue reading

The Big Screen

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A look at some of the big summer/fall movie releases that school library collections will want to have the corresponding print titles for.  Now with trailers! https://spark.adobe.com/page/8ZMuB7Sz7dTI3/ Zach K.

Elementary Fiction Series Not to Miss!

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So many elementary fiction series are published that it’s hard to keep track of them.  However, the nice thing about not finding a series until it already contains several titles is that you… Continue reading

Finding Hope In Ashes: A Guest Post From Laurie Halse Anderson

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In 2008 & 2010, author Laurie Halse Anderson released the first two historical fiction novels of the Seeds of America trilogy: Chains & Forge. Just recently (late 2016), the finale of the series–Ashes–was… Continue reading

The Truth Is In Here…

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A look at the “X-Files: Origins” YA series, as well as some other fun paranormal/supernatural offerings… Zach K.

Frame & Canvas: Art in Teen Fiction

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Art is a powerful force. It can connect us to our past, ground us in our present, and create change in the world. Some of my favorite YA novels have shared the healing… Continue reading