• Dandelion Wine

    by Ray Bradbury Year Published: 1951

    This is a reread.  My first encounter with this book was nearly 30 years ago.  I loved it then, and have a greater affinity for it now.  It is somewhat autobiographical for the sci-fi author, and quite out of his "norm" of writing.  It shows that good writers have a talent for all genres.  

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  • Long Way Down

    by Jason Reynolds Year Published: 2017

    This book was lent to me by a student, and I am captivated.  It is written in poetry and tells a beautiful story. 

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  • A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

    by Joe Ballarini Year Published: 2017

    You will find that most of the literature I read for enjoyment is written for teenagers, and this book is no exception.  When I read the first page, I had chills and was hooked.  While I normally don't read scary stuff, this is great!  It is also a Lonestar Book this year.

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  • Rigorous Reading

    by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Year Published: 2018

    This is a book about what it really means to "read closely."  It is not intended for pleasure, but it is enjoyable and serves the purpose of helping me be a better teacher by being a better learner.  

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  • Growing Up

    by Robby Gallaty Year Published: 2013

    This is literary nonfiction text about becoming more spiritually mature.  

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