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Banned Books In School Libraries - Business Insider

Banned Books In School Libraries - Business Insider | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
For Banned Books Week, the American Library Association put together a list of the books most often banned or challenged in 2012 and 2013.
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Children's Book Review: a novel about teens and lies - Asheville Citizen-Times

Children's Book Review: a novel about teens and lies - Asheville Citizen-Times | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Children's Book Review: a novel about teens and lies
Asheville Citizen-Times
The teenage years are a time for establishing an identity separate from parents and family.
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MOUSE HOUSE by Susan Pearson, Amanda Shepherd

MOUSE HOUSE by Susan Pearson, Amanda Shepherd | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Mouse and his friends build a house and then defend it from…a ghost? (Kirkus: MOUSE HOUSE: Mouse and his friends build a house and then defend it from…a ghost?
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'The Book Thief' is a heart-stealing triumph - REVIEW - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com

'The Book Thief' is a heart-stealing triumph - REVIEW - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
'The Book Thief' is a heart-stealing triumph - REVIEW The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com Based on Markus Zusak's 2006 best-selling young-adult novel, "The Book Thief" is a bittersweet wartime drama about an uneducated little girl who grows...
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Book Review: 'Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the ... - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: 'Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the ... - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
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Review: 'Man Made Boy' - Hypable

Review: 'Man Made Boy' - Hypable | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Review: 'Man Made Boy'
Hypable
It is a brave choice to centre a book around a character that is literally built from the body parts of dead humans.
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Dorothy Ours' “Battleship” is Excellent, Moving | Shiny Book Review

Dorothy Ours' “Battleship” is Excellent, Moving | Shiny Book Review | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it

Dorothy Ours' nonfiction epic BATTLESHIP: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey and America's Horse is about the 1930s-era Grand National champion horse Battleship, out of the legendary Man o'War. But before you can ...

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Weekly Reviews: Non-narrative Nonfiction — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens

Weekly Reviews: Non-narrative Nonfiction — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Nice review of WWWH? in School Library Journal (Hadn't seen this one before): Weekly Reviews:Non-narrative Nonfiction http://t.co/cez8pna5Gd
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Young Adult Book Review: Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish ...

Young Adult Book Review: Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish ... | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Today's post by our YA book reviewer, Melissa Carpenter | @MelissaCarp This book. It's beautiful… and while the cover is absolutely gorgeous, it's what you'll find inside that's even better. ...
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'Ender's Game' review: A must-see sci-fi film for young adults - Fox News

'Ender's Game' review: A must-see sci-fi film for young adults - Fox News | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
RopeofSilicon.com 'Ender's Game' review: A must-see sci-fi film for young adults Fox News Unlike the YA films preceding “Ender's Game,” director and screenwriter Gavin Hood strips most emotion from the story until the final moments, therefore...
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National Book Award 'longlist' in young adult literature - Washington Post (blog)

National Book Award 'longlist' in young adult literature - Washington Post (blog) | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it

For several years, the National Book Foundation has been trying to increase the impact and awareness of its annual awards. Today we’re seeing the first example of its previously announced plans to change the format.


Via Eric Bateman, Joyce Valenza
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The Book Chook: Children's Book Review, My Superhero

The Book Chook: Children's Book Review, My Superhero | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
My Superhero by Chris Owen, illustrated by Moira Court, was published by Fremantle Press (2013). ISBN 9781921888977 (hbk) This picture book has it all — luminous illustrations, superheroes, a fun refrain and pleasing ...
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What's Up With Jody Barton by Hayley Long - review - The Guardian

What's Up With Jody Barton by Hayley Long - review - The Guardian | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
What's Up With Jody Barton by Hayley Long - review
The Guardian
It's not what you expect when you start reading it but just like Lottie Biggs Is Not Desperate it was a bit strange but at the same time a really enjoyable book!
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The Children’s Book Review’s Top Ten Hot Spots | November 2013 : The Childrens Book Review

The Children’s Book Review’s Top Ten Hot Spots | November 2013 : The Childrens Book Review | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Here’s the scoop on the 10 most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review ... (The Children’s Book Review’s Top Ten Hot Spots | November 2013: Here’s the scoop on the 10 most popular destin...
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Ereader Reviews - The Top 5 Best ereaders

Top 5 ereader reviews showing both pros and cons Find Out Which ereader made the top of my list #1 E-reader/Discount: http://www.e-reader-reviews.net/ Finding out the best ereader in the...
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Lizzie Skurnick is bringing neglected young adult classics... - The Verge

Lizzie Skurnick is bringing neglected young adult classics... - The Verge | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Lizzie Skurnick is bringing neglected young adult classics...
The Verge
Lizzie Skurnick knows YA (young adult) literature.
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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reviews Love Jennifer Lawrence - Huffington Post

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reviews Love Jennifer Lawrence - Huffington Post | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reviews Love Jennifer Lawrence Huffington Post Writing for Indiewire's The Playlist, critic Todd Gilchrist, who called "Catching Fire" the "'Empire Strikes Back' of young adult adaptations," echoed...
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Reviews of space-themed books for children - The Planetary Society (blog)

Reviews of space-themed books for children - The Planetary Society (blog) | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Reviews of space-themed books for children
The Planetary Society (blog)
It's already November, ack! And that means it's time for my annual roundup of reviews of space-themed books for children.
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Movie Review: 'The Book Thief' - CBS Local

Movie Review: 'The Book Thief' - CBS Local | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
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Movie Review: 'The Book Thief'
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It's a Holocaust drama for kids, of all things, but it's more in the mold of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas than Schindler's List.
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Wonderful book.  It looks like it may have been handled with care in the making of the movie.

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Dorothy Ours' “Battleship” is Excellent, Moving | Shiny Book Review

Dorothy Ours' “Battleship” is Excellent, Moving | Shiny Book Review | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Dorothy Ours' nonfiction epic BATTLESHIP: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey and America's Horse is about the 1930s-era Grand National champion horse Battleship, out of the legendary Man o'War. But before you can ...
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Kids in Space, Trained to Kill | SLJ Reviews ‘Ender’s Game’ Film

Kids in Space, Trained to Kill | SLJ Reviews ‘Ender’s Game’ Film | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
There are moments in the sleek-but-not-too-flashy adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game when the film takes flight.
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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years Book Review « TrekToday

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, written by David A. Goodman, is an “in universe” history of Star Trek that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations – edited by Gyles Brandreth

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations – edited by Gyles Brandreth | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
When I was recently re-reading Dorothy L Sayers’ Have His Carcase (following a joint review of Gaudy Night, here on Vulpes), I was delighted to stumble upon the source of a quotation I’ve hauled around in my mental luggage for most of my adult life...
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Small Stories, Big Characters: A Chat with Author Kevin Henkes

Small Stories, Big Characters: A Chat with Author Kevin Henkes | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes has nearly 50 titles to his name, ranging from picture books to novels for young readers, including the Caldecott Award-winning Kitten’s First Full Moon, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the Newbery...
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Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons : The Childrens Book Review

Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons : The Childrens Book Review | Rave Reviews K-12 | Scoop.it
Vin and the Dorky Duet is a fast-paced, rambunctious adventure story written for reluctant readers aged seven through twelve (elementary/middle-grade readers).
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