How to Plan a Road Trip – Getting from Point A to Point B

Summer vacation is fast approaching, and with the promise of free time and sunshine, the wanderlust is real. With this in mind, eNotes is here to advise you on how to plan the perfect road trip to a T! From preparation to execution we have you covered when it comes to seizing the day (or road) this…

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The Giver Trailer is Here and It Looks Awesomely Creepy

Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel The Giver is coming to the big screen, and the first official trailer is out. Take a peek! The film will star big names Jeff Bridges (as the Giver), Meryl Streep, and Katie Holmes. Newcomer Brenton Thwaites will play the lead role of Jonas, the new Receiver of Memory for…

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The Best Book I Read Last Year

Looking for a good read to begin 2014 right? We have some recommendations for you! Here’s a list of eNotes’ staff members favorite picks from a year of reading. We hope it inspires you when creating your list for 2014. Clearly the editors, interns, marketing staff and others behind eNotes are a mixed bunch, with high-brow,…

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2013 National Book Award Winners

Is your Kindle finger itching? Do you have a yearning to go to the bookstore or library but don’t know what sounds good? Well, maybe this will help.  Last night, this year’s National Book Awards were announced. Here is the complete list of winners and finalists. James McBride took the fiction prize for his novel…

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No Child Left Inspired: Parent-Teacher Night Blues

Last night I attended Parent-Teacher night with my eighth grade son.  It was depressing. For two hours, I, my son, and several hundred other parents were herded from classroom to classroom where we were introduced to the variety of TEKS tests our children would endure this year.  TEKS, the acronym for the assessment  “Texas Essential…

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