Picture Book Biographies

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As a child, I loved biographies. I especially remember that my very small school had a series of chapter book biographies with orange covers, and I read them all. They were great tales… Continue reading

Review: The Fixer Series

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I don’t normally read realistic fiction, and definitely not political thrillers, but I had heard great things about The Fixer books by Jennifer Lynn Barn from multiple sources whose opinions I trust on… Continue reading

Lesson Idea: Salt to the Sea

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What teacher doesn’t love a book that inspires kids to research? With the excitement of a new school year, I can only dream of getting back into the classroom to teach Ruta Sepetys’… Continue reading

Review: You Will Know Me

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. 9780316231077. 2016. Gr 11-Adult. If you had Olympic fever like I did, chances are you spent some time watching sports drama unfold in Rio this summer.… Continue reading

To Boldly Go…

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On September 8, 1966 (three years before Neil Armstrong took his “one small step for man”), a new TV show aired on NBC centering on the space adventures of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise… Continue reading

24 Hours or less

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One day can change your life. Anything can happen if you keep yourself open to the possibilities. In The Sun is Also a Star, it is Natasha’s last day in the United States.… Continue reading

Here Comes Autumn!

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I can’t wait for summer to be over.  Not because I’m eager for my kids to go back to school—they are both in their 20s and don’t live at home any longer.  I… Continue reading

Seeing Myself in a Book: A Guest Post by Renee Ahdieh

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We are very excited to launch another season of author/illustrator guest posts on Books in Bloom! We already have several really incredible people lined up for the next few months, so stay tuned.… Continue reading

Review : Archie Comics

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I grew up reading the old Archie comics and seeing the escapades of Archie, Betty, and Veronica. So, of course when I saw that they were releasing new Archie comics that were updated… Continue reading

Transition to Middle School

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As we enter into August it’s time at our house to remind our kids that summer does not last forever and sooner or later that big yellow bus will be back to pick… Continue reading