Tag Archive: Firefly Books

Teaching the Refugee Experience

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There seem to be many opinions all over the world about refugees, where they should go and how people should help. There are times when myths and misconceptions shape these opinions due to… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Favorite Picture Books and Graphic Novels

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At the end of the year, my thoughts always turn to the people on the children’s book award committees—partly because I’m really jealous of them. Jealous that they get to pick the books… 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

More—and Still More—Reptiles

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Back in 2011, I wrote about nonfiction books for budding herpetologists and related how I grew up with sisters—no talking about snakes there.  In fact, while my family vacationed in South Dakota, Dad… Continue reading

Scientists Who Spoke Too Soon

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Science has always been a fascinating subject for me.  When I was in seventh grade, we had to do a report during our human anatomy unit, and there were two topics that I… Continue reading

Space: The Final Frontier

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Milky Way Galaxy, photo courtesy of Curiosity.com In my opinion, there is nothing more wondrous than looking up at the night sky, seeing the vast amount of stars sprinkled upon the blackness, like… Continue reading

Titles Good Enough For Lord Stanley Himself

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Yesterday I did something that I haven’t done in nearly 20 years.  I attended a National Hockey League game.  It was a contest between the hometown Minnesota Wild and the visiting Montreal Canadiens,… Continue reading