Monthly Archives: April 2018
April 05, 2018
You’ve heard it all before:
- I just don’t like reading
- I get bored and can’t finish a book
- I’ve got too much reading for school now
- If the book doesn’t grab me in the first couple of pages, I’m over it
- I’ve got soccer practice, and piano lessons, and chores to do. Who’s got time to read a book?
- Can’t I just watch the movie?
But I’ve got proof that there are kids who love to read, and kids who just haven’t found the right book. This school year, my fourth in middle school, has turned into a powerhouse year for author visits, reading, and talking about books. What started out with a highly anticipated (involving months of preparation) visit by reading and writing rock star, Jason Reynolds, morphed into a year of eight other authors coming to my...
April 03, 2018
As you may know, JLG is recognized for selecting the best books and placing them in your hands for your readers. However, what many of us are unfamiliar with is the process behind picking these amazing, potentially award-winning titles. I sat down with Liz Gavril, executive editor at JLG, to learn more about the secretive world of picking books...