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Five Children's Book Series that Made Me a Reader

It took me a very long time to learn to read as a kid and it took me even longer to become a good reader. I remember how painfully slow reading was for me even in middle school. 778 more words


Blast + Review + Giveaway: Princess Madeline Trilogy

I am excited to feature the NEW covers for the Princess Madeline Trilogy books! I also have a review of Book 1 in the series, The Escape of Princess Madeline. 786 more words


Welcome, Teachers!

Hi everyone!

Today we’re going to be starting a new segment on BookWorms: Teacher Thursday! I am an elementary school teacher, and I’ve taught a wide range of grade levels.  405 more words

Remembering Mal Peet

We’re saddened by the news that children’s author Mal Peet has died, aged 67.

Regarded as one of the top young adult fiction authors in the UK, Mal came to writing fairly late after a varied career which included teaching. 425 more words

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An Update On My Reading Block Problem

Blogging University, Blogging 101

Days 3 and 4,

Task for Day 3: Follow five new topics in the Reader and five new blogs.

Task for Day 4: Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it. 532 more words


Book review: Hello, Moon!, by Francesca Simon and Ben Cort

Simon, Francesca, and Ben Cort. Moon! Scholastic Press, 2013. unp. $16.99 IsBN:978-0-545-64795-3 Gr. 2+. P7Q7

A young boy sitting on his bed gazes out the window, at night and asks the moon if they can talk because he gets lonely at times. 68 more words

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Book review: Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads, by Bob Shea and Lane Smith

Shea, Bob. Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads. Illustrations by Lane Smith. Roaring Book Press, 2014. unp. $17.99 ISBN:978-1-59643-975-7 Gr. 2+. P8Q9

I had to laugh and laugh again at the antics of a young boy, Sheriff Ryan, as he comes to the aid of a city that has had a string of crimes. 108 more words

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