Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.
Mary Roach introduced me to funny nonfiction. While wandering a bookstore, I saw a book titled Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers on the new paperback nonfiction table. Even the title made… Continue reading
“I love big books and I cannot lie.” This quote can be found on t-shirts, mugs, bags, and bumper stickers, and it is so true for me. When I search for books at… Continue reading
When you hear the words “summer reads”, what do you think of? Most people think of light, fluffy fare that they can breeze through without much thought. I’m sure that you can find… Continue reading
For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It is an exciting, energy filled couple of weeks for students and teachers still in school. When I taught, it was the… Continue reading
Every February, we celebrate the achievements of men and women such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Octavia E. Butler, and Rosa Parks. Most of the lists that I’ve made… Continue reading
We have a fire station about two blocks from our house. When my boys were little, we occasionally walked to the fire station, hoping to see a firefighter or at least peek through… Continue reading
So many elementary fiction series are published that it’s hard to keep track of them. However, the nice thing about not finding a series until it already contains several titles is that you… Continue reading