Category Archives: book review

MWiB: Catching Up on Recommendations

Here are three books recommended to me by other people. Maybe someone suggested one of these to you? They are very different. I recommend all three. Fourth grade sisters now in sixth grade were very excited for everyone they knew … Continue reading

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Briny Reads to Share

This month I gave a talk at our sailing club’s monthly meeting. Many of our speakers are from local businesses, and they join us to share tips, advice, stories about their experiences on and off the water. I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Seventh Wish, or How Kate Messner Got in Touch with 12-Year-Old Me

I always appreciate the opportunity to read Kate Messner’s books, and they have long been favorites to share with a wide age-range of students. Messner features action (Capture the Flag, Eye of the Storm) for middle grade youngsters, and great … Continue reading

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The Memory of Things, by Gae Polisner

I was teaching assistant at an elementary school, getting ready for work when the planes hit the towers. My husband, already at his job at a major aerospace company, heard nothing until I called him. We were parents of a … Continue reading

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Three Books That Took Me Apart and Put Me Back Together

This is what I believe might be the start of a new series here on The Best of It: Three Books That… During my hiatus from blogging, I kept thinking back to all the great books I shared in my … Continue reading

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