Archive for May 2022
Twelve reasons for kids to pick Print Books over E-books
Social functions: When you read a print book in public you can show everyone what you’re reading without having to tweet about it. Stealth factor: easier to hide behind a book than an e-reader. The senses: New or old print books have that heavenly book scent. Even a scrawny paperback has a lovely odor. There’s…Read More
Twelve reasons for kids to pick E-books over Print Books
Popularity: Looking cool with your digital device. Instant Access: You can get your books immediately. Lighten your load: You can carry 1000’s of books around with you. Especially good when bored. Identity: You can make it yours. You can personalize the look of the page: e.g. sepia mode, Georgia font. Subterfuge: Nobody will know what…Read More
What makes a book Middle Grade or Young Adult?
My 12-year-old nephew said he “wouldn’t be caught dead” reading Middle Grade (MG) books, because they’re “for little kids.” He said, “My friends and I only like Young Adult (YA) adventure, fantasy, or science fiction, like Hunger Games, which we read years ago.” He laughed when I asked him if it gave him nightmares. What’s…Read More
Censored books for kids and teens. Captain Underpants banned! Really?
Communities across the country have challenged, banned or attempted to ban popular books for kids and teens. A challenge is not just a person expressing a point of view, but it is an attempt to remove books from a curriculum or library. Due to the vigilance of librarians, teachers, parents, students and concerned citizens, most…Read More