Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff is my teen book pick of the month. Let me just say that this book is amazing and a truly unique read. I never thought I would like magical realism, but this book won me over. This book is for fans of Before I Fall, We Were Liars, Keep Holding On, and The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.
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Celebrate Star Wars Day!
“May the 4th” is a day for all lovers of Jedi, the Resistance, the Skywalkers, the Hutts, Boba Fett, Gamorrean guards, Maz Kanata, General Grievous, Rancor Keeper and Snap Wexley to unite and celebrate all there is in the galaxy far, far way.
(Why May 4, you ask? Why, it’s right there in the date, a play on “May the Force be with You.”)
Check out some of our beloved Star Wars books (we have titles to appeal to every age!), binge on Star Wars dvds, and enjoy Star Wars again – and again – and again…
So…I made it to the movies this weekend! Inspired by what I saw, I realized it had been some time since I posted about book adaptations for the big screen.
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“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “ – Teensafe
But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood? Continue reading 11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers
“Tween is a new word that describes youths who are roughly ages 8-14, who are ‘between’ childhood and the teenage years. The term ‘tween’ is a blend of the words ‘between’ and ‘teen.’ ”
–The School of Information Sciences, The iSchool at Illinois
Continue reading What’s a “Tween,” and What Do They Read?