Tag Archive: high-interest

Series Review: Weird America

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I have always been fascinated with the odd, the weird, and the bizarre. I was the kid that could be found scouring the Guinness Book of World Records for interesting minutiae, reading Ripley’s… Continue reading

Alternate Formats

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A couple of books have come by my desk recently that really caught my eye because of their unique format. The two books below caught my attention because there are stories told entirely… Continue reading

Review: Bugged: How Insects Changed History

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“Nearly everyone has a strong opinion about insects. But whether you love them or loathe them, they are impossible to avoid. For every pound of us, there are three hundred pounds of insects.”… Continue reading

High Interest Nonfiction for Boys

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We all know the challenges struggling readers face.  Often, those struggles are magnified even more with boys.  Luckily, we have many excellent educators and librarians out there spreading awareness and working with boys… Continue reading

Series Review: Disgusting and Dreadful Science

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Disgusting and Dreadful Science series: Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises by Anna Claybourne. 2013. 9780778709251. Gr. 3-6. Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils by Anna Claybourne. 2013. 9780778709268. Gr. 3-6. Glaring Light… Continue reading