First Mate Keira

Review: Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira September 17, 2014
Review: Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira Title: Dragon Flight Author: Jessica Day George Format: Hardback Page Count: 255 Grade Reading Level: 5th-9th Grade Summary: Luka is in Citatie as an ambassador for Feravel on his father’s behalf when suddenly relations between Feravel and Citatie disintegrate without warning. This is very bad because Citatie has a huge trained […]

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Get Bored While Reading? Kiss Boredom Goodbye in 6 Quick Steps

by First Mate Keira September 16, 2014
Get Bored While Reading? Kiss Boredom Goodbye in 6 Quick Steps

by First Mate Keira Do you find yourself falling asleep while reading? Are you constantly bored during school assignments? Conquer your boredom and perk up with these six easy steps: 1. Take a Music Break. Pick a song or two from your playlist and turn the volume up. Now get up sing, dance, and move […]

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Review: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

by First Mate Keira September 15, 2014
Review: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2) Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Format: Ebook Page Count: 352 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 11+ Summary: Jaron has inherited a kingdom that is politically unstable – he has one ally, with a princess his throne must marry, and a slew of […]

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Pop Your Top and Read

by First Mate Keira September 14, 2014
Pop Your Top and Read

by First Mate Keira Pop Your Top and Read days are some of the best days in elementary school. I remember looking forward to those days with gleeful abandon. In an effort to promote one of my favorite reading activities I’m going to talk a little more in-depth on what it is and how to […]

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Review: Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt

by First Mate Keira September 13, 2014
Review: Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt

by First Mate Keira Title: Princess for Hire Author: Lindsey Leavitt Format: Hardback Pages: 239 Grade Reading Level: Grades 6–8 Summary: Princess for Hire is the first book of a new series following the general mishaps and adventures of Desi Bascomb, a young fifteen year old girl looking for dazzle, something the city of Sproutsville […]

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13 Ways to Beat the Summer Slide

by First Mate Keira September 12, 2014
13 Ways to Beat the Summer Slide

by First Mate Keira Most students see summer vacation as the time to cease all things educational. They refuse to do anything that feels like school work and unfortunately this includes some pretty important subjects and activities they should be practicing. This decline in grade level equivalency is what educators call the summer slump or […]

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