Insta Review: Finding Perfect, by Elly Swartz

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! For fans of Counting by Sevens and Rain, Reign, this story of a young girl struggling with increasing symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder will be a huge hit. Molly has liked things neat and tidy for as long as she […]

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Insta Review: Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! This book made my world stop turning. From the moment I started reading Pax, I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep until I finished it. Told from two different points of view, Pax tells the story of a boy’s […]

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Insta Review: Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! Take Cleopatra, the infamous Pharoh, and inexplicably plant her in space. In the future. At the age of fifteen. Still with me? Well then you’ve got pretty much the whole point of the graphic novel Cleopatra in Space. Teenaged Cleopatra […]

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Words Matter: 2017 Picture Book 10 for 10

Does it feel sometimes like we live in a world where words are shared without much thought to their consequence? Educators have the opportunity to teach students just how powerful their words can be. Now more than ever we want our children to know that words matter. Words can build up or tear down, and […]

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Insta Review: An Elephant in the Garden, by Michael Morpurgo

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! Guys, I tried with this book. I really did. I love reading along with my students and my sixth graders seemed to be enjoying this one in their English class, so I happily picked it up to join. But even […]

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The Slow Season

I need to confess something: I have barely picked up a book all summer long. Instead I have filled my days with friends, sipping cool drinks and brushing mosquitos away as the smoke from the grill tumbles skyward behind me. I have flown across oceans, hiking up mountains to discover waves thrashing the bases of […]

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Insta Review: The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket = Roald Dahl + Rainbow Rowell, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers 😍 Barnaby Brocket has never been normal. From the moment he was born, Barnaby floated, unable to keep his feet on […]

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Learn to Learn Computer Science Institute

Learning to learn. It’s a strange concept, isn’t it? It’s easy to think that learning is something we just do – no effort required. After all, babies are learning every second their eyes are open, learning to echo facial expressions or sounds before they even realize it. Three year olds learn about the world around them so […]

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