Tag: reluctant readers

  1. Book Review: In the Shadows

    In the Shadows Text Story by Kiersten White Art and Art Story by Jim Di Bartolo In the Shadows alternates between two related stories, one told in text and the other entirely in pictures. It’s hard to talk about In the Shadows without risking revealing too much. The stories…

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  2. Book Review: Thirteen Days to Midnight

    Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman Jacob Fielding can’t die. He can’t even suffer injury. His foster father transferred this amazing power to him just before they crashed into a tree, killing Mr. Fielding instantly. But while being indestructible sounds great, it has a darker side, as…

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  3. Book Review: Skeleton Creek

    Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman Something is wrong in Skeleton Creek, and teens Ryan and Sarah are determined to figure out the mystery. They’ve lived in Skeleton Creek all their lives, but an innocent question from Sarah – why is the town called Skeleton Creek – leads them to uncover clues…

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  4. Book Review: Alfred Kropp: The Thirteenth Skull

    The Thirteenth Skull Alfred Kropp: Book 3 by Rick Yancey Having battled the agents of darkness over the sword Excalibur, and faced a horde of demons from Hell, Alfred Kropp has had enough. He just wants to live an ordinary life as an ordinary teenager. He asks OIPEP to “extract”…

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  5. Gifted and Reluctant Readers Catalog

    Bob and Barb Spear, owners of Leavenworth, Kansas independent book store The Book Barn, have created an online catalog of books for gifted and reluctant readers. The new catalog is called GRREAT BOOKS – Gifted Reluctant Readers Exploring Amazing Titles – and features carefully selected books for reluctant readers of all ages,…

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  6. Book Review: Billy Hooten: Owlboy

    Billy Hooten: Owlboy by Thomas E. Sniegoski illustrated by by Eric Powell Billy Hooten: Owlboy is a 2007 Cybils nominee. Billy Hooten is just an ordinary boy who likes comic books and tries to avoid the school bully. He likes reading about comic book super-heroes, but he never imagines that…

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  7. Book Review: Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon

    Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon by Rick Yancey Alfred Kropp thought that things would improve after he saved the world. But his life has only gotten worse: the only people he cared about are dead, he’s stuck in a foster home, the kids at school torment him, and…

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