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31 Noted Authors Pick Their Favorite Books

<i>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</i>, by Betty Smith<p>“<i>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</i> wasn’t a new book when my mother was young. It’s still luminous, the story of …

Sally Gardner's top 10 books for children with dyslexia

"I am with Alice, who said 'what use is a book without pictures?' For me, as a child, pictures were vital as I am severely dyslexic and I couldn't read until I was 14. A book without any illustration was as good as useless. My fantasy as a child hungry for stories was that I had a kind actor living …

Can children learn grammar just from reading books?

Why have schools been told that reading doesn't help you to learn grammar? My child is being prepared for the new Year 6 grammar test. Suddenly, a lot of literacy teaching time is focusing on that at the expense of time spent on "reading for pleasure". I can't help feeling that the children could …

Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book

Reading for pleasure is declining among primary-age pupils, and increasing numbers of "time poor" parents are dropping the ritual of sharing bedtime stories with their children once they start school.<p>Research presented to the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield last week found that, while …

The 10 worst couples in literature

JK Rowling has said she regrets her decision to matchmake Ron and Hermione – we look at other fictional couples better off apart<p>Earlier this week, JK Rowling revealed she regrets her decision to write Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger into a relationship. The Harry Potter author told Wonderland …

A Couple of Good Places for Students to Find Book Recommendations

One of the challenges of getting some students to read independently is finding books that engage them. The next time a student says to you, "there …

Six Years

• <b>Author:</b> Harlan Coben<p><b>Harlan Coben explores the dangers of obsession in this #1 New York Times bestselling masterpiece of modern suspense.</b> <br>Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his …

Angels at the Table

• <b>Author:</b> Debbie Macomber<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br>In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention. <br>Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s …

The Husband's Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Liane Moriarty<p><b>“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People</b><p><b>“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott</b><p><b>"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today</b><p><b>“Shocking, complex and</b> …

Wild

• <b>Author:</b> Cheryl Strayed<p><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br>At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. …

Wait for You

• <b>Author:</b> J. Lynn<p>The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon<p>Some things are worth waiting for . . .<p>Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event …

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