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Rosie Rinkstar by Janet Rosina West

Rosie loves to skate: she thinks it, lives it, dreams it – accepts its challenges and turns to it for solace. However, having a bratty little sister who is rapidly becoming recognised as a talented gymnast, a mum who already has two jobs to make ends meet and a threat to her lifts to the ice rink, it looks as if Rosie’s skating days are numbered. 360 more words

Books

A Month of: Children's Fiction - My Best Reads - War Horse

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

A very good, well written story, but incredibly sad. The strong emotional story line makes it a read for older children, rather than younger readers because of the subject matter alone. 142 more words

Darx Circle Really Awfully Delayed

Translate; Vertaal; Vertalen; Traduire; Übersetzung: μετάφραση: Tradução: Перевод; Traducción: – ->
(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) 128 more words
Colonialist

Why "A Wrinkle in Time" was merely OKAY (a review of a classic)

Now I know that this is a classic, and classics are classics for a reason, I suppose, and can sometimes be held above reproach. I am not one of those people. 959 more words

Writing

From another point of view

Another model for my class’s writing lesson. Re-Writing the story of The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry from the tree’s point of view. My class loved it and their writing was amazing. 447 more words

Everyone Can Love Reading

I wanted to take a minute to share a great website with you if you have children. It’s called LoveReading4Kids.

I first came across it when I was helping a fellow parent who wanted to encourage her child to read. 588 more words

Parenting

NANCY DREW #21: THE SECRET IN THE OLD ATTIC, by Carolyn Keene

(Pages 1-130 of 177)

A few fun quotes:

“Nancy went back to Mr. March’s room. Beautiful music was coming from the radio. It was a trumpet solo of a haunting tune with orchestral accompaniment. 214 more words

Fiction