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Gallagher: Turning “Fake Reading” Students Into Book Lovers
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Gallagher: Turning “Fake Reading” Students Into Book Lovers

by Naomi Krueger

Student access to interesting books and time to read them is key to academic—and life—success. Educators agree that books are important, but current trends in education standards may be a barrier to cultivating strong reading and writing habits. In fact, students may be “fake reading” their way through school. Teacher and author Kelly Gallagher uses key strategies to get more kids to love reading, one book, one student, one group of educators at a time. […]

TOP SECRET: Books/Hidden Library Key to Spy Museum
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TOP SECRET: Books/Hidden Library Key to Spy Museum

by Meagan Frank

Ever wondered whether the man standing in line behind you at the grocery store might be a spy? Espionage is intriguing, and people love to read about their favorite spies—real and make believe. Deception is reality in a world where a shirt button, wristwatch, or hairbrush holds a camera, and an umbrella or lipstick case is a deadly weapon. For book lovers, a pair of libraries at the International Spy Museum adds to the intrigue. […]

Mr. Schu Finds “Forever Books” for Kids
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Mr. Schu Finds “Forever Books” for Kids

by Naomi Krueger

Children’s librarian John Schumacher, otherwise known as Mr. Schu by his students and Twitter followers, reads an average of 2,000 children’s books a year and posts his recommendations for books with staying power. Elected to the Newbery Committee, John takes his love of books way beyond a few blog posts. His road trip to promote Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan took him to the zoo in Atlanta where he met the real-life inspiration for Ivan. The gorilla even autographed John’s book. […]