Interview with Kwame Alexander About His New Book, Becoming Muhammad Ali

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Do you love Kwame Alexander’s books? His latest book, Becoming Muhammad Ali, is written with James Patterson, and one of his BEST EVER. After I read an early review copy, I had a chance to interview Alexander via Zoom. In our chat, we talk about the book, figurative language, collaborating with James Patterson, and more! Scroll down for the video recording. You won’t want to miss it. Publisher Synopsis Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid … Continue reading “Interview with Kwame Alexander About His New Book, Becoming Muhammad Ali”

Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers (Ages 9 – 12)

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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 (Ages 9 – 12)”

The Latest Nonfiction Picture Books, Fall 2020

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Ready for an eclectic assortment of new nonfiction picture books? Below, you’ll find good books about animals, tea, yoga, voting, ecosystems, and more. And, they’re all new! If you have older readers, visit New Nonfiction Middle-Grade Books for Ages 8 – 12. Also, I’m finally doing something I’ve thought about for months — adding a Bookshop link to my posts. (It will be a work in progress updating all my older content.) Bookshop is an online bookstore that supports independent … Continue reading “The Latest Nonfiction Picture Books, Fall 2020”

New Middle Grade Nonfiction Books, Fall 2020

Posted on October 1, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on New Middle Grade Nonfiction Books, Fall 2020

I’m excited to share with you 18 great nonfiction books. I hope you check out the book about eels, weird animal names, ninjas, and fairies, just to name a few. I also love the knitting and braiding, too. Look for a checkmark to indicate books that I think are essential to have on your bookshelves. These include the 20201 Almanac and updated atlases from National Geographic Kids. I think they’re so well done and highly recommend them. Also, I’m now … Continue reading “New Middle Grade Nonfiction Books, Fall 2020”