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Margaret Willey

Award-winning author Margaret Willey grew up in southwestern Michigan, the eldest daughter in a family of eleven children. She believes that her writing career began with reading stories and poems aloud to her younger brothers and sisters. “Many years later, I am basically still doing this—sharing stories and poems with children.” All her work comes [...]

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Attack of the Killer Video Book Take 2: Tips & Tricks for Young Directors

By Mark Shulman and Hazlitt Krog Annick Press Ages 10-14 Attack of the Killer Video Book Take 2 is an informative and practical guide for children and teens who want to learn about what it takes to be a movie director. If you’ve ever wanted to direct your own film, this is the book to [...]

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Keen Readers donates another 100 books

Keen Readers just  donated 100 books to Kate Pike, manager of the Jefferson Teen Center in Chimacum, Washington. She accepted them from Tony Dirksen, co-founder of Keenreaders.org. The Teen Center, located on the Chimacum High School campus, is a place for kids to hang out, play music, play foosball, watch movies and yes, discover books [...]

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The Reading Zone

The Reading Zone By Nancie Atwell Scholastic Imagine a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school that exists solely to demonstrate how to get kids to read. Imagine that both teachers and parents can peek into this school, if only through the pages of a book. Yes, such a school actually exists – The Center of Teaching and Learning in [...]

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The Battle of the Book

Dear Keenreaders: I’m dreading the summer. I know all that my son will want to do is play Xbox and hang out at the mall. I wish I could get him to take an interest in reading‚ he used to love reading when he was younger, but he hates what they make him read at [...]

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Runaways: Pride and Joy

By Brian K. Vaughn Marvel What if you discovered one day that your parents were not the lame, boring, embarrassing ‘rents you always thought they were? What if your mom and dad were really villains who belonged to a group of evil-doers called The Pride? As if this wouldn’t be enough to shock any kid [...]

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