Category Archives: Secondary

high school level

Boone Shepard’s American Adventure

Some time ago I had the pleasure of being introduced to Boone Shepard in  his first slapdash and madcap adventure as he travelled across time, and sung the book’s praises on this blog. I missed the release of the second … Continue reading

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Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee is a wonderful example of historical children’s fiction that explores the plight of refugees over time; drawing parallels between circumstance, persecution, emotional and physical hardships through the stories of three refugee children and their families. Drawing on three distinct … Continue reading

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The Dam – David Almond & Levi Pinfold

The Dam is stunning – in conceptual design, story line and illustrative techniques. Based on a true story, the reader joins a father and daughter on a final journey to the now deserted homes in the valley that is about … Continue reading

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Book Bento Boxes

I have just created my first book bento box – and it was great fun to do. An alternative way to express a response to literature that will excite students with its combination of personal expression, visual arts, technology, creativity … Continue reading

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Eon. The Story of the Fossils

Eon is a stunning visual creation, crafted by Aviva Reed, that explores Earth’s evolution. EON an illustrated adventure in Time by Aviva Reed from Selena de Carvalho on Vimeo. Aviva Reed is an author and illustrator and describes herself as a … Continue reading

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Erinne Paisley – Pop Activist

Erinne Paisley is a young American who has harnessed technology to promote social activism and to encourage young adults to become proactive in addressing local and global issue to facilitate positive change. Visit popactivism to find out more. Can Your … Continue reading

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Dig Too Deep – Amy Allgeyer

Dig Too Deep is a powerful novel to engage middle and senior high school readers, a worthy winner of the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult-Fiction. Poisoned wells.    A bloody cough.    Secrets.    And silence. This is the story of a town … Continue reading

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