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A Bike Like Sergio’s: Review and Giveaway!

Maribeth Boelts' new book A Bike Like Sergio’s will appeal to readers and writers of all ages. It’s a heartfelt story with a message to which readers will relate; the right decision is often the hard choice. From the publisher: "Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds… Continue reading A Bike Like Sergio’s: Review and Giveaway!

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Book Review: The Journey is Everything by Katherine Bomer

In her brilliant new book, The Journey Is Everything :Teaching Essays That Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them, Katherine Bomer makes a powerful and passionate case for the joyful embrace of a new vision for teaching our students how to write (and read) the essay.

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Book Review: Linda Rief – Read Write Teach

"I must be what I teach: writer, reader,speaker, listener." - Linda Rief Teaching our kids to read and write with commitment and passion is an ever evolving labor of love.  There are so many expert educators to read, so many moving pieces to choreograph, so many new ideas to sift through, figure out and put… Continue reading Book Review: Linda Rief – Read Write Teach


Book Reviewing Policy

We've been reviewing a lot more books on this blog in the past year.  Therefore, it's time for us to share a review policy, inspired by The Reading Zone and The Well-Read Child Blogs. Types of Books Ruth and I review professional teaching books, as well as books for children and young adults, which teachers… Continue reading Book Reviewing Policy