Tag Archive: Balzer + Bray

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

How Great Books Can Foster Students’ Voices

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Many students across the county have recently demonstrated to the world that teenagers have the power to use their intelligence, passion, and voice to bring attention to issues important to them and to… Continue reading

With a Bit of Love: YA Title List

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For the sake of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take a moment to talk about love. Love and romance is a central force in the lives of many teens. It will be present… Continue reading

Teaching Picture Books in MS/HS

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As someone who has only taught secondary education, I can’t help but see every book through that middle school/high school lens…even picture books. And, oh how fun it is! As an adult, I… Continue reading

Review: Pax

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Pax by Sara Pennypacker. 9780062377012. 2016. Gr 4-7. Lately, I have had a string of books I have started reading, but that have failed to “grab me” right away. I am one of… Continue reading

Knitting Books for Kids

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So far this winter, all I’ve been doing is hibernating. Minnesota winter can be terribly long if you don’t get outside and enjoy it. Normally by now I would have several miles of… Continue reading

Author Interview: Steve Brezenoff

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Steve Brezenoff is the author of the brilliant book, Brooklyn, Burning, which I reviewed here yesterday.  He also has written The Absolute Value of -1, as well as many chapter books for younger… Continue reading