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Four Short Book Reviews

Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick This middle-grade novel’s narrator is sixth-grader Casey Snowden, a baseball-writer-wannabe whose father and grandfather run the third best (out of three) umpiring schools in America. The supporting cast of Screaming at the Ump … Continue reading

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Review: LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN by Jo Knowles

“Then you have to claim it, Josh. You have to take ownership of whatever happened and learn how to live with it. And you can start by saying –“ Living with Jackie Chan is another excellent novel from Jo Knowles … Continue reading

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My Books for 2012

  I read more books this year than ever before:  142.   Thanks to my family, friends, students, and online and on-site colleagues for giving me so many ideas about what to read this year. Of course, my list would be shorter and … Continue reading

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#NCTE12: In which I gain new books and have my picture taken with some amazing people.

I learned a lot and had a great time at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Las Vegas.  I’m both energized and exhausted.  So, this blog post will be mostly pictures, with more to be … Continue reading

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The Art of Not Recommending

I’ve read some really good books lately: John Grisham’s Calico Joe completely satisfied my baseball book jones. See You at Harry’s from Jo Knowles and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green are two of the finest YA books … Continue reading

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Review: SEE YOU AT HARRY’S by Jo Knowles

A book like See You at Harry’s reminds us of the absolute pleasure of becoming immersed in a terrific read. Author Jo Knowles leads us to empathize with her characters, engages us in a narrative that pulls us through in … Continue reading

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