Tag Archive: Boyds Mills Press

Summer Annoyances

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Summer is in full-swing! Temperatures are rising, watermelon is in season, and people are keeping cool at the pool. Now, I am normally a “glass half-full” kind of guy, but when we were… Continue reading

New Middle Grade Science

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Science can be a hard topic to find those books that your students will actually want to pick up and read themselves without being told that they have to. These are a few… Continue reading

Protagonists and Logophiles

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I am a bibliophile.  Most of you reading this blog about books are probably bibliophiles as well, because a bibliophile is a lover of books. But I am also a logophile.  Not only… Continue reading

Classroom Picks

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a classroom aide in a small private school here in the Twin Cities, and I often find myself paying special attention to… Continue reading

Book Review: Billions of Years, Amazing Changes : The Story of Evolution

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Billions of Years, Amazing Changes : The Story of Evolution by Laurence Pringle (ill. by Steve Jenkins). 2011. In Billions of Years, Amazing Changes : The Story of Evolution, Laurence Pringle, an award-winning… Continue reading

Holocaust Remembance Week (May 1-8)

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This posting is my acknowledgement of the suffering and perseverance of the survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Over the years I have read many different stories about the Holocaust. When I heard… Continue reading

Book Review: Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

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Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’ : A History of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke. Boyds Mills Press. 2011. Fender probably isn’t a household name for most people, but if you happen to be… Continue reading

April is National Garden Month

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April supposedly brings ‘showers’ (in Minnesota, more like snow showers), which in turn will bring ‘May flowers.’ In order to get those beautiful May flowers, you need to start gardening now since April… Continue reading

Coming Up: April and National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, one of my favorite book celebrations. Funny thing is—I don’t really remember a lot of poetry as a young child, just nursery rhymes, the songs and hymns at… Continue reading

Food for Thought

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My favorite kind of food is the kind that someone makes for me. Don’t get me wrong; I like to cook. I’m just not very good at it, so it’s nice to not… Continue reading