Scratching out a Reader’s Advisory

What is Scratch? Scratch is an online tool that helps teach kids to think creatively and learn the basics of coding.  With Scratch, one can create interactive videos, games, animations, and more.  Scratch was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Group, and is provided as a free service for everyone.  Not …

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A Monster Calls for a list

In preparation for our screening of the movie adaptation of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by Siobhan Dowd, we have prepared a list of materials to read that have similar themes with A Monster Calls.  These materials deal with loss, having a sick family member, cancer, monsters, and family relationships.  These materials are of …

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Teen Lit Publisher: HarperTeen

HarperTeen publishes many titles for teens across a wide range of genres, including new titles and classics.  HarperTeen is a an imprint of the HarperCollins Publisher company.  According to their website, HarperCollins Publisher is the second largest publisher in the world, operating in 18 countries and celebrating 200 years of publishing.  Including HarperTeen, HarperCollins has …

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