Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Science fiction has returned to middle grade, but it's gone undersea.
Dark Life is a fantastic tale set in a future where the seas have risen and life is crowded on land, but a new frontier has opened at the bottom of the ocean. Ty, a…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments
September 14, Tuesday
Do you have a child who worries? I do. He’s been worrying since he was two. I worry that his worrying will keep him from having fun, playing with other kids, and trying out for the swim team.
I think it’s contagious.…
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments
For those who haven't encountered Wordle yet, it's an online service that takes your manuscript (or website or blog) and turns it into a graphic representation, where more frequently used words are drawn larger. Below is the Wordle for Byrne Risk.…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Today I'm participating in the MEET AN AUTHOR Blog Hop, designed specifically for readers to find and get to know new authors and discover great new reads.…
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Is there something about summer that brings out the reluctant reader? The temptations of the pool and camps and just running around being crazy seem to make curling up with a book even less attractive than normal for my two reluctant readers (Dark Omen continues to drain the new fiction shelf faster than they…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
On my Ink Spells blog, I've tried to give parents some content guidelines to help in choosing books for their kids. Even so, finding good books is a constant challenge as my kids are always reading faster than I can keep up. There's three of them after all; it's hardly fair.
Usually I check the AR guide first, to see what the "target" audience for the book is: publishers develop…Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
I have three boys with three different learning styles and paths to reading. If you believe there is only one way to teach a child to love books, I urge you to have more than one child. And then try to teach them to read.
This great post and discussion at Imagination Soup (what a great name!) got me thinking about all the things I've done over the years to…Continue
Last week, I ran a contest and asked people to share their recommendations for young adult books. Wow! Did I get a lot. Like most people, I take personal recommendations more seriously than hype, so thanks to my commenters for taking the time to share your most-favored-status books.
These haven't been reviewed on my Ink Spells blog, but I've put reading levels and Common Sense Media ratings on them, when…