Category Archive: High School

Stories in Verse

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I love stories in verse. As the summer reading program director at my two sons’ elementary school, I found these types of novels are the easiest to get a student interested in reading for fun. In a PBS NewsHour interview, Jason Reynolds, the award winning young adult literature author, shares his ideas on how poetry can get more young people interested in reading. And I couldn’t agree with him more.

Book Review: Once & Future King

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There are some folk tales that we have no collective memory of learning about for the first time, but all seem to be familiar with. The story of King Arthur seems to be… Continue reading

Maker Mindset

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Read Alouds to pair with makerspace that incorporate Maker Mindset.

Fun and Unusual Cookbooks

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Thanks to our Publisher partners for making this post possible! Trying to get kids more interested in your non-fiction section?  The cookbook area isn’t often a section that you would think has a… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Fiction

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2018 has been a busy reading year. My Goodreads goal was 200 books (not counting picture books), and I had already met that by the end of August! It was quite difficult to… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Nonfiction

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One of my t-shirts declares: “I read too many books to believe what I am told.” I bought it because I thought it was funny, but in all seriousness, I love learning about… Continue reading

Diverse YA Fiction to Watch for in 2019

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‘Tis the season of dreaming about all the books we’d like to give and receive for the holidays! In the spirit of wish lists and adding to our own reading lists for the… Continue reading

It was a Book before it was a Movie

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Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.

What does the F-Word Really Mean? Exploring Feminist Issues with High School Students

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With topics of feminism and the #MeToo movement all over the news, it’s obvious that women have stories to tell. It’s also obvious that your students are being exposed to the idea of… Continue reading

Book Review: The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for The World’s Most Adventurous Kid isn’t your regular travel book. Yes, it starts off with a packing list that includes things like sun protection and reusable water… Continue reading