Get Cozy: 5 Holiday Book Reads

The holiday season, though festive and fun, is a time best experienced indoors. The good news is that dreary weather is the best reading weather! No matter what holidays you celebrate this time of year, no one can deny the comfort of keeping warm and cozy with a good book. Here are five books perfect for…

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3 Important Ways to Brighten the Future of Reading in the U.S.

Reading a great book for pleasure can be a magical experience for kids. It takes them to new places, lets them relive history, and teaches them about worlds they would never encounter in real life. Unfortunately, a study on the state of reading in the United States has recently revealed some disheartening statistics: did you…

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Do Cool Stuff: Quirky “How-To” Books

It’s astonishing when people say they’re “bored” in 2016. There are thousands of activities we could pick up, or trips we could embark on. Even on the rainiest, coldest, grossest of days we could stay inside and read a book, knit a scarf, build a model ship, or maybe even carve our own rocking horse…

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Owl Eyes Annotated Texts: A Great Resource to Add to Your Teacher Toolbox  

The beginning of a new season is always a good time to consider new ways to engage students in the classroom. One way to do it—only a few keyboard clicks away—is to incorporate Owl Eyes annotated texts into lesson plans and instruction. In case you’re unfamiliar with using the annotated texts at Owl Eyes, here are…

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Literary Nostalgia: A Few Favorite Reads from Over the Decades

One of the best things about books is that they can be about anything. Anything. There are post-apocalyptic stories dating all the way back to ancient times, and a lot of those wild and crazy stories about medieval kings and primordial gods are still being read today (thank you, oral tradition). As it happens, some of the…

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