Tag: YA readers

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
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Review: Dust City

Gary Kohl – elementary schoolteacher and writer – offers his review of Dust City, by Robert Paul Weston. The book is recommended for kids age 12+. By Gary Kohl Robert Paul Weston’s new book, Dust City, has many magical elements scattered through its 300 pages of mystery and intrigue. Weston reaches […]

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WORDS, an image-and-word poem

WORDS is a brilliant short (1:54) film that blends images to create a flowing “word poem” that is lovely, fun and thought-provoking. It starts out with “play,” which leads to “blow” and then “break” and “split” and then “run.” The images examine all aspects of the words. For instance, “run” is a person running, and […]

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Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

I’m not so sure it’s a great book… but I can’t seem to put it down. Halo hits all the right buttons for today’s modern tween girl: the main characters are supernatural (angels); there’s a romance; cute and enigmatic boy characters; a spunky yet conflicted girl protagonist. Synopsis Halo tells the […]


New Twilight book

Here’s something exciting to tell your teenaged daughter. There’s going to be a new Twilight book out soon.June 5, to be precise. Here’s the title (deep breath): The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella. Author Stephenie Meyer is calling it a novella, although it’s 192 pages long. […]


Scott Pilgrim trailer

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Official Trailer This looks like a lot of fun, and I’m hoping it will be a good reading extension. It’s the movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, starring (the adorable) Michael Cera. It’s based on the very popular series of Scott Pilgrim books. Here’s […]