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Fresh ideas for class reads

At the start of each new school year, we traditionally ask our specialist buyers from the fiction and children’s departments to compile a list of books suitable for use in the middle and high school classroom. This year we gave them …

Hot and Heavy fiction picks for your students

At the start of each new school year, one of our Juvenile Ficition buyers traditionally compiles a list of recent books suitable for use in the middle and high school classroom. We give them only two instructions: Make them HOT enough to grab the …

ABC’s Complete List of The Best Picture Books

All of us (I hope)  have memories of reading a favorite book on a warm lap or at bedtime. Mine is of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a book with yummy things to eat, and a comforting sense of order, and, …

Books With Bite: perfect titles for your students

At this time of year, teachers often ask us to find ‘good’ books for their students. Something with a little ‘bite’. Books with ‘bite’ – vampire stories  – are hugely popular now, and books from autuhors like Stephenie Meyer and Darren …

Teenage Picks

Great ideas to make you really love your Summer Reading assignment! We’re often asked to suggest books for teens whose first language is not English. It’s a tricky question: Not only do we have to take into account the fact that teens have widely …