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Between Two Worlds, by Katherine Kirkpatrick | Book Review

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Between Two Worlds, by Katherine Kirkpatrick | Book Review

Travel back in time to the year 1900, and place yourself in the shoes of sixteen-year-old Billy Bah, who lives in the unrelenting wintry land of northern Itta, Greenland.

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The Art of Recommending Books

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Recommending Books

Because I’m an author as well as a writing instructor and a reader, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Sometimes I’m asked to suggest books that are like my books, while other times I might need to think of titles that are good for a certain age range or in a specific genre.

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Screenwriting Vs. Writing Young Adult Novels

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Screenwriting Vs. Writing Young Adult Novels

A screenplay is a blueprint for a story to be carried out in another medium, by a bunch of other artists. A novel is a finished work, and it’s all yours.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson | Book Review

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson | Book Review

This is a book that will have readers reveling in and recognizing the difficult journey that is trying to make sense the present and the future, all while navigating the complexities of high school and teenage life.

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Lately Lily Travel-Centered Books from Micah Player

Lately Lily Travel-Centered Books from Micah Player

The Lately Lily books and activity sets, bought together or separately, are beautifully designed items that not only tell an interesting story about travel and adventure, but also encourage children to be storytellers and chroniclers themselves.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

Discover the western European country of Portugal with award-winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman.

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Best Young Adult Books with Jessica Love, Co-Author of Push Girl

| July 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Best Young Adult Books with Jessica Love, Co-Author of Push Girl

Co-written with Chelsie Hill from Sundance Channel’s reality TV show Push Girls, Jessica Love’s debut novel PUSH GIRL published on June 3, 2014 from St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books. IN REAL LIFE, a story about online friendship and love, comes out in 2015.

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Top 5 Wordless Books: Five Family Favorites with Laura Marx Fitzgerald

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Top 5 Wordless Books: Five Family Favorites with Laura Marx Fitzgerald

I’ve found that the best of these books spoke to my kids when they were pre-readers, but still continue to draw them back again and again, as they uncover more in the multilayered stories.

So without further ado, here are the Fitzgerald family’s Top 5 Wordless Books.

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Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Bob Shea

Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books including the popular Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and the cult favorite Big Plans illustrated by Lane Smith.

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The Voice Inside My Head, by S.J. Laidlaw | Book Review

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Voice Inside My Head, by S.J. Laidlaw | Book Review

Seventeen-year-old Luke has always relied on listening to Pat, his elder sister, to help him tackle difficult decisions in life, but when Pat goes missing from a tiny island off the coast of Honduras, Luke doesn’t expect to still have to listen to her words.

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