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

Looking for great Harry Potter costume ideas? Check out my Bellatrix LeStrange, Fleur Delacour, Moaning Myrtle, Moaning Myrtle – Take Two, Nymphadora Tonks, Luna Lovegood, Death Eater, Rita Skeeter, and Voldemort costumes! Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2) Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Format: Ebook Page Count: 352 […]

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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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Review: The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Morgan

by CaptainYarr September 11, 2014
Review: The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Morgan

by Captain Lyaf Yarr, the pilot of this here vessel. Title: The Boy Who Spoke Dog Author: Clay Morgan Page Count: 166 Format: Paperback Grade Reading Level 6-8 Summary: Jack gets stranded on a mysterious island with nobody there except the sheep dogs. The dogs are getting attacked by the fangos at the same time […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Being Bored While Reading

by CaptainYarr September 10, 2014
10 Ways to Avoid Being Bored While Reading

by Captain Lyaf Yarr and First Mate Keira Does the thought of reading make you stir crazy? If you said yes, try these tips on for size to avoid boredom: Put on ambient music. It is important to pick music without lyrics otherwise you’ll find yourself singing to them instead of reading. Some types of […]

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