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“Surprise Summer” by Tiffany Ng, age 10

You can make a place as ordinary as a hotel lobby seem extraordinary by describing it through the perspective...

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Book Review: My Side of the Mountain

Review Ages 10 to 15 Jean Craighead George’s famous novel My Side of the Mountain tells the story of Sam...

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From “Terremoto” by Anushka Malhotra, age 11

When you’re writing about a foreign country, it’s useful to include foreign words as well as physical descriptions. This...

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Smile the Crocodile

The prompt: “Write a goofy, rhyming bedtime story poem about a misunderstood crocodile.” Poor Smile the Crocodile By Christine...

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Book Review: The Pilot and the Little Prince

Review Ages 6-8 The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sís, is...

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How to read… Shakespeare

The next time your teacher pulls out Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar, don’t groan in agony! Sure, Shakespeare...

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Book Review: The Golden Compass

Review Reading age: 11+ The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is the first book in the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy....

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