In my experience the movie version of a book is almost never as good as the actual book.
Articles tagged Middle Ground
What I love most about this year’s books is how original and accessible they are for young readers, how they are powerful without being intimidating.
“You thought this was funny?” she asked me. “I didn’t laugh at all. I hardly ever laugh at books.”
I’m a firm believer that reading aloud continues to be important as kids get older and that “storytime” shouldn’t end once kids become independent readers.
In a public library, summer is the time of year when the children’s room truly comes to life.
Last Tuesday, about five hundred young readers filled the seats of Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Ceremony.
Every couple of months, I meet and discuss books with a group of some of the most critical and thoughtful readers I know. They’re insightful, articulate, and extremely smart. They’re also in grades 4 through 8.
You might not know how the list is selected and why my living room was so cluttered.
I was one of those kids who secretly stayed up past her bedtime and read books under her blanket with a flashlight. Nearly twenty years later, not much has changed.