Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers

The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.

Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 28

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 7

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: August Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles!

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: July 23

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Best Books of 2020: So Far…

It’s only July? I know most of us wish that 2020 would just end already, but alas that is not the case. We have about 6 months left in the year and as much as I would love to have my life to return to some form of normality, I am using this unusual gift of time to read new 2020 titles and also books that have been on TBR shelf for awhile.

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Book Review: Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 288 pages

Published: August 20, 2020 (UK), November 17, 2020 (US)

Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus (UK), Little, Brown and Company

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Poetry

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 25

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Books To Celebrate Refugee Week

This week is Refugee Week, a week long festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Now more than ever, we need to shut down the misconceptions that we have of refugees and bring forth more positive encounters and promoting a culture of learning from one another and also, of welcoming one another. And there is no better way to facilitate that feeling through reading.

Below, you will find a list of book recommendations that are great conversation starters. If you want to know more about Refugee Week, the organization’s purpose and education resources, please visit their website:

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