Finding Story: My Two Grandmothers – A Guest Post by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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  Kids always want to know where writers get their ideas, and in this guest post, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson shares how she looked to her own family for her stories. Specifically, she looked… Continue reading

Review: Finding Wild

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I have to admit that my idea of being “outdoorsy” is reading a book on the back patio of my Minneapolis apartment building. I’ve already admitted in my recent post about city life… Continue reading

Fascinating STEM Books for Middle School/Junior High

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Ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve enjoyed reading about science, especially the life science areas of animals, human anatomy, and diseases. I still enjoy reading adult popular science (some of my… Continue reading

Diversity in Fantasy Fiction

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 I have recently come across a few high school fantasy fiction novels. Unfortunately, I find it a rare occurrence when there is a diverse main character in fantasy novels. There has been an… Continue reading

Illustrated STEM Series for Younger Learners

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Are you trying to introduce more STEM themed topics? Do you have students that are reluctant to pick up a nonfiction book? If so, these eye-catching new series would be great additions to… Continue reading

3 Great New High-Interest Science Books

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Science (at least to me) is decidedly NOT boring. But, I understand it when a student says they don’t like science, as it can be intimidating, with big words, classifications, and concepts. A… Continue reading

Take Me Out To The Ball…Park

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Sports teams have a habit of being wildly inconsistent from year to year.  Sometimes they win big…sometimes they occupy the cellar.  The one thing that stays relatively constant, however, is each team’s stadium… Continue reading

President Squid Giveaway — Contest Closed

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If you missed Aaron Reynolds guest post yesterday about Making Author Visits Unforgettable, we hope you will take a moment to read it because it has some great ideas for teachers or librarians… Continue reading

Making Author Visits Unforgettable: A Guest Post by Aaron Reynolds

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We love this guest post from Aaron Reynolds, and we think Books in Bloom readers will too, especially those of you who plan author visits in schools. Want to make your next author… Continue reading

City Life in Picture Books

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I love city life. There is always so much going on. It seems at any hour of the day or night, you can find something interesting happening in the city. First thing in… Continue reading