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Book Reviews, Sites, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction
"Kirkus' review of The Mill River Recluse played an important role in encouraging readers to take a chance on a first novel by an unknown author." — Darcie Chan, independent author of The Mill River Recluse, which sold more that 500,000 copies (Read more about Darcie's success in the Wall Street Journal.) "Kirkus' advertising package helped me draw additional attention to my books. In August, 2012, Identity Films, Hollywood, optioned The Gaia Wars series for film." —Kenneth Bennett, author of The Gaia Wars (Read more about Kenneth's deal in Variety) “The endorsement gave consumers a meaningful recommendation that they could trust.”

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Putting an End to Fake Reading All English teachers want their students to develop a love of reading, but this is anything but a simple endeavor. Although I used to give students time to read once a week in my English classes for several years, I always knew I wasn’t making the impact I was aiming for. After a few years, I was able to get the whole class to be silent during the reading period, but I realized that not all of the students were actually reading—and that my reading program was anything but a success. 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context.

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S.

The Reading Without Walls Challenge – Gene Luen Yang So this crazy thing happened this past January. The Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature! Every National Ambassador picks a platform. Mine is Reading Without Walls. Fostering empathy in kids and teens We need empathy more than ever in our current world, and we think books are one of the best tools for understanding another person’s perspective. We highly recommend you read our original deep dive into children’s books that teach empathy for detailed recommendations based on age groups, but we’ve also taken a fresh look at some recent and favourite books that encourage empathy in babies, kids and teens. Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury This modern classic uses sweet rhyming text to introduce babies in contrasting pairs – starting out with just two – which results in the cutest baby gang ever.

The science behind optimizing a productive work environment 1.9K Flares Filament.io 1.9K Flares × I’ve written about how creativity works in the brain before, and I found it really useful to understand this process. Or, I should say, multiple processes. There’s so much going on in the brain during creativity that science is still trying to pin down exactly how it all works. What we do know is which three parts of the brain work together to help us create and come up with new ideas: 125 Best Children's Books of All Time Blog – Posted on Monday, Mar 30 Whether it’s read out loud by a parent, covertly read under the covers with a flashlight after bedtime, or assigned as class reading — children’s books have the ability to capture imaginations, perhaps more than any other genre. From Max’s wild rumpus to Winnie’s reflections on true friendship; from Captain Nemo’s mysterious “sea monster” to the loveable March family: here are 125 of the best children’s books of all time, sorted into reading age groups. Let story time begin! Best children's books for ages 1-4 1.

The Amelia Bloomer Book List About the The Amelia Bloomer Book List The Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table, compiles the Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list (or bibliography) of well-written and well-illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers (ages birth through 18). A few years ago, a book by Shana Carey introduced nineteenth-century feminist activist Amelia Bloomer to the picture-book crowd. Published in 2000, YOU FORGOT YOUR SKIRT, AMELIA BLOOMER! uses humor and history to bring the life and work of this pioneering newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker, and suffragist to a new generation. In the spirit of Amelia Bloomer, the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association proudly announced in 2002 the first annual Amelia Bloomer List, a bibliography of appealing feminist books for young readers from birth to 18.

Reading Culture at School As you know reading fosters empathy, language skills are developed, improved focus and concentration, mental stimulation, vocabulary expansion, better writing skills among other things. There is a need to know how to promote a reading culture at school and find fun ways to motivate students to love reading. Enjoy this list of mine for ways the school library and all staff can promote a reading culture for students and the community:

ohdeardrea: How To Have A Great Life Without Spending A Lot Of Money + Saving Some Too I'd like to think I might be an expert in this category, but I'm not sure what gives anyone expert status on these things. I mean, I'm not a financial or money expert of any sort. In reality, I don't like to talk about money--- so this really is not a post on how to get rich in money, but how we live our good (great) life. We're a middle class family with two incomes. We're not rich. The Most Exciting Kids' Books of 2020 Looking through the new picture books set for publication in 2020, one theme kept standing out: positivity. The lineup of new picture books coming out in 2020 is jam-packed with uplifting, positive, and encouraging stories. In all honesty, they have me drooling in anticipation. I can’t wait to snuggle up with my four-year-old daughter and read these beautiful books. From stunning debuts to highly-anticipated page-turners by beloved authors, here are the picture books to watch for this year.

2018 Amelia Bloomer List Since 2002, the Amelia Bloomer Project has created an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. We are part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Introduction it is time to remember time to summon our voices from the belly of the earth time to feel, cry, rage, heal, and to truly live life instead Helen Knott (Dane Zaa/Cree) from “The Things We Taught Our Daughters” in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women We, too Girls and women are asserting their truth around the world as they write their own stories, make their voices heard, and demand change.

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