Tag Archive: Chronicle Books

Tracey’s 2017 Fiction Favorites

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I have the same problem with fiction as I do with nonfiction. I like to read almost anything, though I must admit that my favorite genre is anything speculative.  See, even there I… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Favorite Nonfiction

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Ever since I was young, I have liked reading popular science books, especially on biology and zoology, as well as history and other social studies topics. I would always have read books on… Continue reading

Wordless (Mostly) Picture Books

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Last week I posted a list of interactive books that are excellent tools for drawing readers and listeners into a story. Wordless books can be used to prod children’s imaginations, increase their vocabulary,… Continue reading

Interactive Picture Books

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“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” John Dewey Those of us who are teachers… Continue reading

The Write Way

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Without great writing, the types of quality titles that Mackin and other book publishers/sellers put out on a consistent basis would not exist. As such, this Spark Post looks at the importance of… Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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With the first snowfall upon us this year it’s hard not to revert back to those days as a child- bouncing up and down, excited to get outside and jump into new piles… 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

Using Memoirs in the Secondary Classroom

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If I could have one lasting impact on the world, it would be to spread a deep understanding of others, which I believe would undoubtedly grow compassion. If we understood every aspect of… Continue reading

Tattoo Stories : Family History, Not Just for Photo Albums

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Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee. 9781452119373. 2016. Gr PK-2. Responding to his son’s curiosity, a father tells their family history through the stories behind each of his tattoos.   Tattoos… Continue reading