Category Archives: Reluctant Readers

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilney

Captain Underpants – Dav Pilney What can you say about a book that young boys love, teachers and school librarians hate (generally ~ or at least disapprove of) and have characters such as Captain Underpants (the superhero), Dr. Diaper (the … Continue reading

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The Three Little Pigs by Roald Dahl

After yesterdays intense and serious poem, that really needed to be read with a furrowed brow from the concentration today we have something different. The story we all know (and if not, why not?) but this is from the creative … Continue reading

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Poetry, A Slightly Different Approach

Sometimes poetry can be found in the most interesting places. When you least expect it. Maybe sometimes you create poetry too? HERE.

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Summary Amazon.com “Indie graphic novelist Gene Yang’s intelligent and emotionally challenging American Born Chinese is made up of three individual plotlines: the determined efforts of the Chinese folk hero Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; … Continue reading

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Who Was Ben Franklin? By Dennis Brindell Fradin Illustrated by John O’Brien

Who Was Ben Franklin? By Dennis Brindell Fradin Illustrated by John O’Brien Late winter and spring is the time in school when many students read biographies of famous people. Starting in the lower grades youngsters scramble trying to find someone … Continue reading

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Talk Among Yourselves Tuesday – A Day Late

Yesterday it was audio book apps to entertain the children. Nice idea, real stories, real voices. Today NPR reported on kids books that leap off the page and are interactive. Here. It seems that publishers want to draw younger readers … Continue reading

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Why Do Readers Everywhere Love March 2nd?

by Guest Blogger M.O.M. Because March 2nd is the birthday of  Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to countless readers as Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was a writer and cartoonist who is best known as the author of beloved children’s books. … Continue reading

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