Eight Middle Grade Novels Even Adults Will Love - Intentional Homeschooling I have developed a love for mid-grade novels in the last few years. Generally middle grade novels are geared towards ages 8-12. They are around 30,000-50,000 words and don’t have any profanity, graphic violence or sexuality. The Thrill Begins: Thrillers vs. Mysteries by Jodie Renner Until fairly recently, most readers were more familiar with mysteries than thrillers. Mysteries of all sorts (cozy, hardboiled, suspenseful, etc.) are still going strong, but thrillers make up more and more of the bestsellers these days. How exactly do thrillers differ from mysteries, anyway?
Empowering Books for Preschool Girls . Bookfinder . Education Belief in yourself can begin before kindergarten! Browse through some suggested books for your young daughter (3-5) that’ll serve as stepping-stones to realizing and reaching for her dreams. My Name is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? by Jennifer Fosberry Not your average “girls-can-do-anything” book, “My Name is Not Isabella” holds an exciting balance of empowering young girls while introducing them to real women who’ve made their mark on history by not giving up and by being themselves. With Jennifer Fosberry’s fun use of typography and Mike Litwin’s adorable pictures, this is the perfect book to teach young girls about history while inspiring them to follow their dreams.Being Bella: Discovering How to be Proud of Your Best by Cheryl Zuzo
Irish Newspaper Archive - Scoilnet Schools in Ireland now have access to the Irish Newspaper Archive through the Schools Broadband Network. www.irishnewsarchive.com/ The archive gives teachers and students unrivalled access to primary source documents through national and local newspapers covering hundreds of years of Irish history. Over 60 newspapers are included in the archive with some dating back as far as 1738.
81.ch.10: Using Historical Fiction in the History Classroom What is historical fiction? British historical fiction writer Jill Paton Walsh says, a novel is a historical novel when it wholly or partly about the public events and social conditions which are the material of history, regardless of the time at which it is written.1 These public events and social conditions must be accurately portrayed when used in historical fiction. The author of historical fiction must blend historical facts with imagination and creative style to master his art.
19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list As an inveterate bibliophile, I naturally turn to books in times of stress, and because I’m a children’s librarian, those books tend to be ones written for kids. Children, too, are seeking guidance as they navigate these challenging and sometimes confusing times. Books can help. Here’s a list of titles to nurture hope in kids and adults, while also inspiring them into activism to make that hopeful world a reality. My idea was to choose books for younger readers that focus on kindness, peace and feeling good — and proud — about who you are.
Book Buddies: January 2009 The Book Buddies Book Club met this past Monday, January 26th to discuss The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer. We had a wonderful book discussion beginning with the topic of historical mysteries and other books of that genre that we've read and enjoyed. We talked about Sherlock Holmes and what we knew about him prior to reading the Enola Holmes mystery. We also talked about codes and ciphers and why Enola's mother chose to communicate with her that way. Dewey Decimal Call Number Guide for the School... by Kathryn Garcia UPDATED 09/12/16 If you have the original version, please go to your My Purchases page and download this new update. Be sure to open ALL of the items in the zip file...PDF and editable PowerPoint. Now includes: SHELF LABELS AND SIGNS TO MATCH THE GUIDE and VERTICAL SIGNS WITH AN EDITABLE FEATURE.
The 25 Best YA Books Of 2015 There's nothing harder for a true book lover than to choose the "best" YA books of the year. No matter what you do, there's going to be a real, heartbreaking "kill your darlings" moment, to cite Allen Ginsberg. In the course of making this best-of list, I had approximately 2,763 of them. inkle - Future Voices Future Voices The anthology app is free for for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and was created using the same engine as Dave Morris’ Frankenstein. inkle's Interactive Writing Competition In 2012 we held a competition for writers to create short interactive fiction using inklewriter. The best ten stories to be selected by an industry panel of judges and turned into an app, Future Voices.
Library Patch: Deweying It My Way Isn't that the question?? More and more libraries, both school and public, are ditching Dewey and modeling their nonfiction section after popular bookstores. They are grouping their books by major genre topics like animals, war, sports, etc. The YA Summer Reading Guide: 22 Sizzling Hot New Young Adult Books Memorial Day is on the horizon, which means that finally the summer (*cough* reading) season is upon us. Ah, the long, sunny days lying on the beach reading the latest young adult novel; the long road trips blasting the hottest new audiobook on the car radio; and getting changed into your shorts and flip flops in a snap when you realize you're going to be late to the cookout because you just had to finish one more chapter. (None of this is just me, right?)