Just finished Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter. Excellent. I can’t wait to read the final volume and I don’t want it to end so I will be holding off on it for a little while. My full review should be online in the next few days.
I’m about 1/2 done with Ghostly Echoes. I will post my review soon. Be sure to order one from Barnes and Noble.
What is a “real book” Is it the book that is interesting enough that a modern 8 year old chooses to sit and read instead of playing Switch? If a book is able to hook the most reluctant reader is that a real book? Teachers please consider this as we head back to school. There will be readers in your class that do not have good experiences with reading. Selections they have been given in the past were found boring.
Reading is an important skill for children to develop. Intrinsic motivation is powerful. If a 3rd grade boy does not want to read Sarah Plain and Tall but has an interest in one of the many novels about the worlds of Minecraft then this is his gateway. Not everyone will enter the world of loving books the same way. I entered with The Hardy Boys. In the 1960’s The Hardy Boys were considered “bad books”. Librarians refused to stock them. They were considered junk. When you have to increase reading comprehension among all of your students especially those that do not practice as much, it is a good idea to provide them with materials they will want to read.
Many teachers don’t know that you can find chapter books based on
5 Nights at Freddy’s
Minecraft and more
Once kids read they can do anything, to get them to put down the Video Games teachers need to embrace that not everyone is going to like the same books. A variety of different types of books including those based on pop culture/media characters is an important step to developing readers.
I just returned home from Barnes and Noble where I picked up a copy of Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter. Review is coming soon.
I’m very excited to announce that I will be starting to read Ghostly Echoes the 3rd book in the Jackaby series today. I’ve been in I a reading lol for YA and Kids books for most of this year. This has caused the amount of reviews to decrease significantly. Recently I got a job at Barnes and Noble and will be working in the kids department. I feel reinspired to read literature for young people.
For right now I am really into reading Stephen King and other adult authors not appropriate to review here. So for the short term I am not accepting new review requests.
My full review will be in School library journal because they provided a copy of the book.
It was OK. I would rate it a D. Its not terrible but there are better things out there.
Wayfarer is the sequel to Passenger and its by Alexandra Bracken. I was really excited to read this book. I fell in love with The Darkest Minds series. Passenger and Wayfarer are very different books. Wayfarer moves very slowly. At times the pacing is an issue but the characters are very well crafted and you really pull for two main characters. I give this book 3 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.
A Wrinkle in Time is being adapted to a new movie. Disney is trying again and actually giving it a budget after the made for TV movie which was beyond horrible. Check out the trailer: