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Re-Imaging Shakespeare or Creating a Shakespeare Re-Mix

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Re-Imaging Shakespeare or Creating a Shakespeare Re-Mix

To make re-mixed Shakespeare exciting for young readers as well as older readers, get your hands dirty and have a field day in that Shakespeare toolbox.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Jen Calonita, Author of Flunked

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Jen Calonita, Author of Flunked

JEN CALONITA has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Justin Timberlake, but the only person she’s ever wanted to trade places with is Disney’s Cinderella. She’s the award-winning author of the My Secrets of My Hollywood Life series.

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Autumn Falls, by Bella Thorne | Book Review

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Autumn Falls, by Bella Thorne | Book Review

Autumn Falls touches on light bullying, loss, dyslexia, realistic high-school life with accuracy and grace, with plenty of fun in between.

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Seven Wonders: Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows, by Peter Lerangis | Book Review

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Seven Wonders: Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows, by Peter Lerangis | Book Review

Seven Wonders: Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows, by Peter Lerangis will appeal to tweens and teens who like lots of action and danger in their stories and who are curious about ancient history.

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Every Day After, by Laura Golden | Book Review

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Every Day After, by Laura Golden | Book Review

This book will appeal to middle grade readers who like spunky protagonists, are dealing with difficult family situations, and who like learning about earlier eras in America, (in this case the depression in the 1930s).

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The Art of Writing and Reading the Verse Novel

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing and Reading the Verse Novel

The verse novel is a condensed blend of poetry and story that flows from one word to the next. It shows the reader how to listen, how to see more sharply, how to emotionally connect. And somewhere in the journey we are changed.

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Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman | Book Review

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman | Book Review

In the kingdom of Goredd, humans and dragons have lived and worked side by side for more than forty years, a treaty of peace signed, and the past war forgotten. But when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered and the finger of blame points to dragons, it appears that not all is forgotten, or forgiven.

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Book Titles: Creating a Good Book Name | Rachel Hartman, Author of Seraphina

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Titles: Creating a Good Book Name | Rachel Hartman, Author of Seraphina

Shadow Scale jumped out at me. It was more complex than it first appeared, I realized in that moment, because “scale” could mean several different things.

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Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

| March 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

The Berenson Schemes are a madcap adventure series. I hope that because I spent time in these far-off places, and brought the sights and sounds and smells home with me, some young would-be traveler thinks, “Someday, I’ll go there, too.”

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Best Selling Young Adult Books | March 2015

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Young Adult Books | March 2015

With so many strong novels on this list, everything remains the same on our hand-picked list from the Best Selling Young Adult list—including The Children’s Book Review’s number one best selling young adult book is The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, a classic must-read for all Greek mythology fans.

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