Tag Archive: reluctant readers

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

Author Spotlight: Matt de la Peña

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“Something I can’t ignore: Tomorrow’s #teenlitcon in Minn will be 95% white. The juvenile detention centers I just visited were 95% brown.” Matt de la Peña tweeted the above in advance of the… 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

Book Review: My Life as a Stuntboy

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My Life as a Stuntboy by Janet Tashjian.  2011. (Grades 4-7) Derek Fallon, from My Life as a Book, is back in a new book and a new school year.  Derek isn’t really… Continue reading

Book Review : Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald. 2011. I hate to dust. Whenever I make a “To Do” list, dusting is always on the top, because it always needs to… Continue reading