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swirlThe latest issue of Booklist featured the best books for youth from the past year focusing on art.

Top 10 Arts Books for Youth 2013Top 10 Arts Books for Youth: 2013

Check out the lists from previous years:

Follow the Linda’s Links to Literature Pinterest Board – Book Lists for more reading lists.

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Flora & Ulysses

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by K. G. Campbell
A girl named Flora and a squirrel named Ulysses, whose life was saved by Flora after he was involved in an incident with a vacuum cleaner, team up to use Ulysses’ superpowers to conquer villains and protect the weak.
Candlewick Press
Gr. 3-6
Fiction/Fantasy
Starred Reviews:

  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Amazon Best Children’s Books of 2013


Teaching Resources

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The movie version of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will be released in theaters beginning November 8 depending upon where you live.

This has been one of my most favorite books, and I have been anxiously awaiting the film.

Book Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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Teaching Resources

Official Film Website

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I have always liked the simplicity of infographics.

Here’s the latest one about reading I found from Chronicle Books.

Find more infographics about reading on our Pinterest board – Infographics-Reading/Literature.

MyChronicleBooks
Presented by MyChronicleBooks

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