New Chapter Books! (September 2020)

Posted on October 16, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , ,   Leave a comment on New Chapter Books! (September 2020)

Wow, I have SO MANY incredible books to share with you! If you like adventure, don’t miss The Hacker’s Key and The Canyon’s Edge. If you love animals, you’ll want to read A Whale in the Wild and The Endangereds. If you like amazing, real-life books, you’ll want to read Tune It Out, Fighting Words, and The Brave.   Full disclosure, I have more books in my to-read pile so I’ll be writing another new books post soon, with even more good books.   As always, purple … Continue reading “New Chapter Books! (September 2020)”

Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers

Posted on October 10, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers

A reader wrote to ask me for a list of books with short stories for middle-grade readers, ages 9 – 12.  Interestingly, short story anthologies are not in abundance for tweens but even still, there are some good options to keep kids reading. Short stories offer students an alternative to a long chapter book and give teachers quick passages to use as mentor texts or for reading lessons. Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers (Ages 9 – 12) Fable Comics edited … Continue reading “Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers”

The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

Posted on August 30, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , ,   Leave a comment on The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

“You can’t be a good writer without being a devoted reader.” – J.K. Rowling “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King. The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers Most authors will tell you that the NUMBER ONE thing that you can do to become a better … Continue reading “The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers”