Just when you thought vampires and other scary creatures were just for the older kids, check out this little board book!
Actually, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver’s BabyLit series is less fantasy and more classic lit. Nine titles in all, with accompanying swag.
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Here’s a fun read for your younger students.
Stanley Nudelman buys a zombie doll at a yard sale, but he doesn’t heed the warnings on the back of the package, and so Zombiekins comes to life and starts turning kids at school into zombies!
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After the zombie apocalypse, Benny, a young teenager, has grown up in a town safely fenced off from the Rot and Ruin. As a baby, Benny was rescued from zombies by his older brother Tom, who has raised him. Tom, a katana wielding young man, is a zombie hunter, and Benny finds himself as his brother’s apprentice when he is forced to choose a job.
Margot and I devoured all three books and eagerly await the fourth. In fact, we like the YA series so much, we’ve moved onto John Maberry’s Joe Ledger series for adults.
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A gorgeous book by local author Maggie de Vries. Two young siblings grow pumpkins in the community garden with their grandfather, and wonder about the bees. Where are the bees? Will they come on the one day that the pumpkin blossoms open? A nice way to learn introduce the importance of bees, growing food, urban farming, and community gardens.
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Over the break, I enjoyed these trashy romance/fantasy novels. Highly entertaining teen escapism.
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I love this series! I’ve read the first 9 book and I’m still eager to read the rest. This is so unusual because I am often disappointed by the third novel. Or even the second. When it is time to choose his lifelong career, teenager Will chooses to become a Ranger, a loyal servant of the king, who watches over and protects a specific territory in the kingdom. Will is lucky to become Halt’s apprentice, a tough and exacting mentor.
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