Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Read the first ebook in The Gimmwitts Adventure Series – Free for a limited time

In Book One you will meet Prince Globond of the Gimmwitts and his tutor, a very beautiful flying jewel named Jaz, who will introduce you to the secret of Dazzalin Fountain, the greatest source of positive energy in the Gimmwitt Universe. Can Jaz figure out why Prince Globond has become so forgetful, irresponsible, sad and even disobedient lately? Or can…

John Thompson Reviews “A Modern Masterpiece” for Young People

John Thompson, historian and retired teacher in Oklahoma, reviews a book for young people. The New York Times described the book as “a modern masterpiece–as epic as the “Iliad” and “Shahnameh,” and as heartwarming as “Charlotte’s Web.” It’s for the kids act the lunch table; the heroes of tomorrow, just looking to survive the battle of adolescence.” John agrees. He writes: The first…

Derek Black’s Fine New Book Explores the History of America’s Idea of Public Education — Part I

By Jan Resseger for janresseger@wordpress.com Derek Black’s stunning new book, School House Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy, threads together a history that has rarely been collected in one volume. Black, a professor of constitutional law at the University of South Carolina, presents the history of an idea first articulated in the Northwest Ordinances of 1785 and 1787,…

Duck for President

Duck for President is a wonderful story that teaches children about how elections work.  The book is reviewed by Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • The duck books are a rollicking good time, a reading experience that both children and adults will equally enjoy. • This picture book would make a great read aloud for a young audience. •…

Where to Find Free Books for Distance and Remote Learning

By Jen Schneider for creativeteacher.com What I’ve discovered during this time is that there are so many people in the community and the world that truly support educators. My feed has been full of materials to support scholars and teachers. I’ve had so many suggestions on where to find free reading materials from my librarian friends, fellow teachers, and even…

Sea Monster’s First Day

Sea Monster’s First Day is the perfect book for children who are nervous about the first day of school.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Sea Monster’s First Day is the perfect read aloud as your little scholar starts school.• Author Kate Messner uses warmth and humor to reassure even the…