Tag Archive: sports

Review: You Will Know Me

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. 9780316231077. 2016. Gr 11-Adult. If you had Olympic fever like I did, chances are you spent some time watching sports drama unfold in Rio this summer.… Continue reading

Bowl You Over

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Each year, as a sports fan, I go into a bit of a funk during the months of February & March.  I know that basketball and hockey are still being played during this… Continue reading

‘Tis The Season (For Football)!

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The turkey has been carved and the pie has been consumed.  The leftovers are finally starting to dwindle.  The packages from Black Friday are safely stashed in a closet.  With the calendar turning… Continue reading

The World Series: Baseball’s Championship

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Baseball is different from many other sports because it is more of a marathon than a sprint.  It begins in April, continues throughout the summer months, and winds down in September.  If your… 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

Protecting Young Brains with Books

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As the mother of a serious equestrian and as a former soccer coach, I’ve always had concerns about head injuries and concussions. Just a few years ago, everyone I knew considered wearing helmets… Continue reading

Book Review: Strike Three, You’re Dead

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Strike Three, You’re Dead by Josh Berk. 9780375970085. March 2013. Gr. 4-6. Well, baseball season is in full swing*.  The Major League Baseball season is approaching the halfway mark of the season, and… Continue reading

Book Review: Winger

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Winger by Andrew Smith. 9781442444928. May 2013. Gr. 9-12. Ryan Dean West, AKA Winger, is a boy with many typical adolescent male issues.  However, he also has issues that present problems unique to him. … Continue reading

Basketball and Literacy

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Let’s talk hoops! I am a big basketball fan, but for some reason my slow, low-jumping, 5’11” body was not attractive to NBA General Managers, and alas, I was not selected in the… 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