My trials and tribulations working on my blog for Bloggiesta including my permalink fiasco. Also, please join me at BlogFrog’s Random House Read and Play Community kicking off tomorrow.
Barefoot Books is currently running a promotion and you could win an iPad2, the World Atlas book and a $30 gift certificate. Just like their Facebook page to be entered to win by November 23, 2012.
I first read about this from CraftWhack who got it from Two Adults, One Brown Baby. Then, Doodles and Jots did it, and she says she got the idea from Mrs. Irritation, Saly, as well as the aforementioned CraftWhack and Two Adults, One Brown Baby. So I am joining this bandwagon! Learn more about me by reading my ABCs.
If there was yang to Eric Carle’s yang, then this would be What Comes Darkly Thieves by Ben Rubin. It has a folk tale fable quality to it but with an openness and makes a child ask over and over again, “Why?”
Gritty and realistic to the end, this chapter book ends in a satisfying yet unexpected way where winning is based on luck and skill, good guys don’t necessarily finish first, and losers are the ultimate winners.
My 6th grader is in need of more chapter books, particularly chapter book series in the adventure/fantasy and realistic fiction genres. I’ve picked books for her and I’ll report back on which ones she wants me to buy.
Personality and Birth Order: the Middle Child “… middle children are more likely than their siblings to be successful and enjoy strong social lives and flourishing careers.” “… of all the U.S. Presidents since 1787, no fewer than 52 per cent were middle children.”
Please welcome my guest author and frequent contributor to PragmaticMom, Bonnie Dewkett CPO, of The Joyful Organizer. Her posts on organization are very popular. Please let me know what organization topics you’d like help with.
My oldest daughter is lucky in that she has the best Middle School librarian who really cares about finding books that make kids excited to read. He posted this list on our school eNewsletter which is how I found it. I think that by Middle School, students pretty have a good sense of the types of books that they like to read so his list, by genre, is particularly helpful. His list includes: Adventure/Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror/Supernatural, Science Fiction, Biographies/Non-Fiction, and Poetry. There is something for any tween or teen on his list!